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Hi,

I have developed a application in vb6, which will list the fonts currently available on the system. The application displays all the fonts except bold fonts (Arial Bold, Tahoma Bold etc).

I use the following API call

EnumFontFamilies Me.hDC, vbNullString, AddressOf EnumFontFamDisplayProc, List1


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The problem is due to EnumFontFamilies. The function only finds the "main" font (the Big Cheese, the Godfather, whatever) in the family, hence EnumFontFAMILIES. I think you need to use EnumFonts.

Here's a description of the API:

Declare Function EnumFonts Lib "gdi32" Alias "EnumFontsA" (ByVal hDC As Long, ByVal lpsz As String, ByVal lpFontEnumProc As Long, ByVal lParam As Long) As Long

· hdc
Identifies the device context.

· lpFaceName
Points to a null-terminated character string that specifies the typeface name of the desired fonts. If lpFaceName is NULL, EnumFonts randomly selects and enumerates one font of each available typeface.

· lpFontFunc
Points to the application-defined callback function. For more information about the callback function, see the EnumFontsProc function.

· lParam
Points to any application-defined data. The data is passed to the callback function along with the font information.

If the function succeeds, the return value is the last value returned by the callback function. Its meaning is defined by the application.



Hope it helps you fix your problem.
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