FontStyles Class

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Provides a set of predefined font styles as static property values.

Inheritance Hierarchy


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


Public NotInheritable Class FontStyles
public static class FontStyles
See Remarks.

The FontStyles type exposes the following members.


  Name Description
Public propertyStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Italic Specifies an italic font style.
Public propertyStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Normal Specifies a normal, or roman, font style.



A font style refers to the slant of a font. Silverlight 5 implements Italic or Normal.

FontStyles Static Property Names

Font style



The characters in an italic font are truly slanted and appear as they were designed.


The characters in a normal, or roman, font are upright.

WPF supports a FontStyles value of Oblique. Silverlight 5 does not support an Oblique value.

For more information on XAML usage, see FontStyle. FontStyle is the value type for Silverlight properties or attributes that specify a font style value, but you must use static properties of FontStyles to provide a FontStyle value. In XAML, you specify the name of a FontStyles property as the attribute value. This functionality is enabled by native XAML parsing behavior that processes the string value.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

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


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.

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