Font.Size Font.Size Font.Size Font.Size Property

Definition

Gets the em-size of this Font measured in the units specified by the Unit property.

public:
 property float Size { float get(); };
public float Size { get; }
member this.Size : single
Public ReadOnly Property Size As Single

Property Value

The em-size of this Font.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Font constructor and the Size, SizeInPoints, and Unit properties. This example is designed to be used with a Windows Form that contains a ComboBox named ComboBox1 that is populated with the strings "Bigger" and "Smaller". Paste the following code into the form and associate the ComboBox1_SelectedIndexChanged method with the SelectedIndexChanged event of the ComboBox control.

private:
    void ComboBox1_SelectedIndexChanged(System::Object^ sender,
        System::EventArgs^ e)
    {

        // Cast the sender object back to a ComboBox.
        ComboBox^ ComboBox1 = (ComboBox^) sender;

        // Retrieve the selected item.
        String^ selectedString = (String^) ComboBox1->SelectedItem;

        // Convert it to lowercase.
        selectedString = selectedString->ToLower();

        // Declare the current size.
        float currentSize;

        // If Bigger is selected, get the current size from the 
        // Size property and increase it. Reset the font to the
        //  new size, using the current unit.
        if (selectedString == "bigger")
        {
            currentSize = Label1->Font->Size;
            currentSize += 2.0F;
            Label1->Font =gcnew System::Drawing::Font(Label1->Font->Name, 
                currentSize, Label1->Font->Style, Label1->Font->Unit);

        }
        // If Smaller is selected, get the current size, in
        // points, and decrease it by 2.  Reset the font with
        // the new size in points.
        if (selectedString == "smaller")
        {
            currentSize = Label1->Font->Size;
            currentSize -= 2.0F;
            Label1->Font = gcnew System::Drawing::Font(Label1->Font->Name, 
                currentSize, Label1->Font->Style);

        }
    }
private void ComboBox1_SelectedIndexChanged(System.Object sender, 
    System.EventArgs e)
{

    // Cast the sender object back to a ComboBox.
    ComboBox ComboBox1 = (ComboBox) sender;

    // Retrieve the selected item.
    string selectedString = (string) ComboBox1.SelectedItem;

    // Convert it to lowercase.
    selectedString = selectedString.ToLower();

    // Declare the current size.
    float currentSize;

    // Switch on the selected item. 
    switch(selectedString)
    {

            // If Bigger is selected, get the current size from the 
            // Size property and increase it. Reset the font to the
            //  new size, using the current unit.
        case "bigger":
            currentSize = Label1.Font.Size;
            currentSize += 2.0F;
            Label1.Font = new Font(Label1.Font.Name, currentSize, 
                Label1.Font.Style, Label1.Font.Unit);

            // If Smaller is selected, get the current size, in points,
            // and decrease it by 1.  Reset the font with the new size
            // in points.
            break;
        case "smaller":
            currentSize = Label1.Font.SizeInPoints;
            currentSize -= 1;
            Label1.Font = new Font(Label1.Font.Name, currentSize, 
                Label1.Font.Style);
            break;
    }
}
Private Sub ComboBox1_SelectedIndexChanged(ByVal sender As System.Object, _
    ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles ComboBox1.SelectedIndexChanged

    ' Cast the sender object back to a ComboBox.
    Dim ComboBox1 As ComboBox = CType(sender, ComboBox)

    ' Retrieve the selected item.
    Dim selectedString As String = CType(ComboBox1.SelectedItem, String)

    ' Convert it to lowercase.
    selectedString = selectedString.ToLower()

    ' Declare the current size.
    Dim currentSize As Single

    ' Switch on the selected item. 
    Select Case selectedString

        ' If Bigger is selected, get the current size from the 
        ' Size property and increase it. Reset the font to the
        '  new size, using the current unit.
    Case "bigger"
            currentSize = Label1.Font.Size
            currentSize += 2.0F
            Label1.Font = New Font(Label1.Font.Name, currentSize, _
                Label1.Font.Style, Label1.Font.Unit)

            ' If Smaller is selected, get the current size, in points,
            ' and decrease it by 1.  Reset the font with the new size
            ' in points.
        Case "smaller"
            currentSize = Label1.Font.SizeInPoints
            currentSize -= 1
            Label1.Font = New Font(Label1.Font.Name, currentSize, _
                Label1.Font.Style)
    End Select
End Sub

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