Printer.FontCount Property

Returns the number of fonts available for the current display device or active printer.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Printing.Compatibility.VB6
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Vs (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Vs.dll)


Public ReadOnly Property FontCount As Short
Dim instance As Printer 
Dim value As Short 

value = instance.FontCount
public short FontCount { get; }
property short FontCount {
    short get ();
public function get FontCount () : short

Property Value

Type: System.Int16
Returns a Short.


The FontCount property is equivalent to the Length property of Families in the .NET Framework.


Visual Basic 2008 supports only TrueType fonts; the value returned by FontCount may be different than the value returned in Visual Basic 6.0.


Functions and objects in the Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Printing.Compatibility.VB6 namespace are provided for use by the tools for upgrading from Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Basic 2008. In most cases, these functions and objects duplicate functionality that you can find in other namespaces in the .NET Framework. They are necessary only when the Visual Basic 6.0 code model differs significantly from the .NET Framework implementation.


The following example demonstrates how to retrieve the FontCount property value.

Dim Printer As New Printer
MsgBox(CStr(Printer.FontCount) & " fonts are available.")

.NET Framework Security

See Also


Printer Class

Printer Members

Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Printing.Compatibility.VB6 Namespace

Other Resources

Printer Compatibility Library

How to: Fix Upgrade Errors by Using the Printer Compatibility Library (Visual Basic)

Deploying Applications That Reference the Printer Compatibility Library