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Posted on 2006-10-20
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Hi,

I want to create a new Font object based on the user specified options:

private void SetFontProperties ( string fontName, float fontSize, bool boldStyle, bool italicStyle, bool underlineStyle )
{
    Font newFont = new Font ( fontName, fontSize, ???  )


}

How do I specify the multiple options for the style when creating the font object?
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Question by:jumanac14
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Hi, it would be easier to just accept a FontStyle object as a formal paramater to your method:

private void SetFontProperties (string fontName, float fontSize, FontStyle fontStyle)
{
      Font newFont = new Font (fontName, fontSize, fontStyle);
}

To set the various types of style you have to use the bitwise OR "|" operator, e.g. if you want your font to be bold and italic use:

SetFontProperties("Verdana", 12.0f, FontStyle.Bold | FontStyle.Italic);

or this will set it to bold, italic and underlined:

SetFontProperties("Verdana", 12.0f, FontStyle.Bold | FontStyle.Italic | FontStyle.Underline);

If you want to use your current approach (with the bools) then I think you'll have to use a series of IF statements to initialise the Font object based on the styles specified.
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by:Ravi Singh
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Using your current approach, you can accomplish it like:

private void SetFontProperties ( string fontName, float fontSize, bool boldStyle, bool italicStyle, bool underlineStyle)
{
      int style = (int) FontStyle.Regular;

      if (boldStyle)
            style |= (int) FontStyle.Bold;
      if (italicStyle)
            style |= (int) FontStyle.Italic;
      if (underlineStyle)
            style |= (int) FontStyle.Underline;

      Font newFont = new Font ( fontName, fontSize, (FontStyle) style);
}
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