IDWriteGdiInterop::CreateFontFaceFromHdc method

Creates an IDWriteFontFace object that corresponds to the currently selected HFONT of the specified HDC.


HRESULT CreateFontFaceFromHdc(
  HDC             hdc,
  IDWriteFontFace **fontFace



Type: HDC

A handle to a device context into which a font has been selected. It is assumed that the client has already performed font mapping and that the font selected into the device context is the actual font to be used for rendering glyphs.


Type: IDWriteFontFace**

Contains an address of a pointer to the newly created font face object, or NULL in case of failure. The font face returned is guaranteed to reference the same physical typeface that would be used for drawing glyphs (but not necessarily characters) using ExtTextOut.

Return Value


If this method succeeds, it returns S_OK. Otherwise, it returns an HRESULT error code.


This function is intended for scenarios in which an application wants to use GDI and Uniscribe 1.x for text layout and shaping, but DirectWrite for final rendering. This function assumes the client is performing text output using glyph indexes.


Minimum supported client Windows 7, Windows Vista with SP2 and Platform Update for Windows Vista [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 with SP2 and Platform Update for Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Target Platform Windows
Header dwrite.h
Library Dwrite.lib
DLL Dwrite.dll

See Also