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FontStyles Class


Provides a set of static predefined FontStyle values.

public ref class FontStyles abstract sealed
public static class FontStyles
type FontStyles = class
Public Class FontStyles


In the following code example, Normal, Italic, and Oblique are used to define the font styles for the TextBlock objects.

<TextBlock FontStyle="Normal">Normal font style</TextBlock>
<TextBlock FontStyle="Italic">Italic font style</TextBlock>
<TextBlock FontStyle="Oblique">Oblique font style</TextBlock>


A font style refers to the slant of a font: normal, italic, and oblique.

Font style Description
Normal The characters in a normal, or roman, font are upright.
Italic The characters in an italic font are truly slanted and appear as they were designed.
Oblique The characters in an oblique font are artificially slanted

For Oblique, the slant is achieved by performing a shear transformation on the characters from a normal font. When a true italic font is not available on a computer or printer, an oblique style can be generated from the normal font and used to simulate an italic font.

The following illustration shows the normal, italic, and oblique font styles for the Palatino Linotype font. Notice how the italic font style has a more flowing and visually appealing appearance than the oblique font style, which is simply created by skewing the normal font style version of the text.

normal, italic, and oblique font styles
Example of font styles



Specifies an italic FontStyle.


Specifies a normal FontStyle.


Specifies an oblique FontStyle.

Applies to

See also