Changing font of label at runtime

Posted on 2004-09-09
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
I have a label on a form. When I want to change the font of it at run time, it gives me an error that "The property is read-only".

label1.Font.Bold = true;

How can I change the font of label or textbox at runtime?

Question by:Farzad Akbarnejad

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ID: 12023798
you have to set the actual font property

label1.Font = new Font(....)
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ID: 12023800
label1.Font = new Font(label1.Font.FontFamily ,label1.Font.Size  ,FontStyle.Bold);
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Expert Comment

ID: 12023834
label1.Font.Bold is a readonly property

                                               Label label1 = new Label();
                  Font font1 = new Font(FontFamily.GenericMonospace,14,FontStyle.Bold);
                  label1.Font = font1;

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ID: 12023917
label1.Font = new System.Drawing.Font(label1.Font,FontStyle.Bold);

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