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Hi,
I'm working with application that :
give to the user change font name
change the font style and font size.
To show all available fonts I use:
 Dim InstalledFonts As New InstalledFontCollection
        ' Gets the array of FontFamily objects associated with this FontCollection.
        Dim fontfamilies() As FontFamily = InstalledFonts.Families()
        '   Populates font combobox with the font name
        For Each fontFamily As FontFamily In fontfamilies
               If Font.SystemFontName = True Then
                   cboFont.Items.Add(fontFamily.Name)
                End If
        Next
Now sometimes user change the font. style that can't be used with selected font name and in this case the application hangs.
 TextFont = New System.Drawing.Font(FontName, FontSize, FontStyle)
How can I check out if this font can be used or not.

I hope you can help me.
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If Font.SystemFontName = True AndAlso Me.Font.FontFamily.IsStyleAvailable(Font.Style) Then
    cboFont.Items.Add(fontFamily.Name)
Else
    MessageBox.Show("Font not compatible with request.")
End If
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Mike Tomlinson earned 500 total points
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I don't think there is an ~elegant~ way to do this.  You can use a Try/Catch block and disable that combination if it doesn't work.

One possibility is to create a Font using the Constructor that accepts either the Font name as a String or just the FontFamily without any styles.  Then use the IsStyleAvailable() method to determine if that Font supports the Style you want:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.drawing.fontfamily.isstyleavailable.aspx

If it does, then create the Font again with the desired style...
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Yes that are exactly what I needed.
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