FontSource Class

Represents one or more fonts created from a stream.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
  System.Windows.Documents.FontSource

Namespace:  System.Windows.Documents
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)

Syntax

'Declaration
Public Class FontSource
public class FontSource

The FontSource type exposes the following members.

Constructors

  Name Description
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone FontSource(GlyphTypeface) Initializes a new instance of the FontSource class.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone FontSource(Stream) Initializes a new instance of the FontSource class.

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Methods

  Name Description
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

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Remarks

The stream can contain the contents of a single font file, or a zip file containing a set of fonts. Obfuscated fonts are only supported within zip files.

Streams might be stored and retrieved from isolated storage, or could come from a stream in a StreamResourceInfo obtained from Application.GetResourceStream.

Using a FontSource to supply a value for TextBox.FontSource or TextBlock.FontSource is an alternative technique to specifying a URI portion for a FontFamily to reference a font file. This gives you more options for packaging or obtaining a font file. Basically you obtain a stream of either a font file or a zip of font files, and set FontSource using that stream. This makes that font file available to the TextBox or TextBlock object. You can then set Control.FontFamily or TextBlock.FontFamily with a simple fontFamilyName string to reference one of the specific families in the current FontSource value.

Version Information

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

Platforms

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.