combo box with all system fonts in metro style app RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm building a metro style app with a Settings flyout. There, I want to insert a combobox with all system fonts listed so users can change the app font.

    How can I get all system fonts and list them in my combobox? The fonts namespace is changed and all the examples I saw are no longer valid.

    Thank you in advance.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.



    • Moved by Mike Danes Thursday, December 27, 2012 5:43 PM WinStore specific (From:Visual C# )
    Tuesday, December 25, 2012 5:20 PM


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  • Try this:

    foreach (FontFamily font in System.Drawing.FontFamily.Families)

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    Tuesday, December 25, 2012 10:15 PM
  • Hi,

    thank you so much for your reply. I'm sorry for my delay.

    Ufortunately, the System.Drawing namespace is unavailable in metro apps. So I can't go along this way, I think.


    Thursday, December 27, 2012 3:04 PM
  • I know this is not a all c# but inter-operates with c++ but here is how someone get a list of all fonts: http://geoffwebbercross.blogspot.com/2012/10/listing-font-names-in-windows-8-c-xaml.html.

    Also you question would be better suited for the: Building Windows Store apps with C# or VB forum.



    • Marked as answer by cybergabry Friday, December 28, 2012 6:05 PM
    Thursday, December 27, 2012 5:02 PM
  • You got the solution :)

    Thanks so much!

    Hope Microsoft solves the problem in a simpler way.


    Friday, December 28, 2012 6:07 PM