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When right clicking on the desktop, then clicking properties and switching to the Appearance tab in the Display Properties dialog box, you can adjust the fonts used for the titlebar, tooltips, message boxes, menus icons etc.

Which functions do I use in Visual C++ to acquire these fonts? I’ve used GetStockObject() but this function allows you only to retrieve the default system font and a few others.

By the way, I’m using Win32 SDK and not MFC at all.
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EnumFontFamilies(passing the Desktop's HDC as the first parameter). You can use this same methodology for the Printer's fonts.


Good luck!!


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I have a feeling that you're asking "how do I get the specific font used in the Windows title bar" rather than "how do I get a list of fonts installed on the system", which is what DrDelphi has told you how to do. Unfortunately I'm at home and don't have access to my Windows documentation at the moment, so can't answer that question...if it's still unanswered tomorrow I should be able to help.
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They're stored in the registry as LOGFONTW structures.
 
  HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics

See the following article for an example:

  http://www.codeguru.com/mfc/comments/6527.shtml
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by:josamoto
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I presume that I'll be using something like GetProfileString() to access the registry. I'm not too keen on using the registry, the parameters to the above functions is a bit tricky, especially the first two which requires the application name and the key name.

What will I ce using to retrieve the font from the registry?
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Thanx man, you really helped me a lot!
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