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VB.net Property 'Name' is 'ReadOnly'.

Posted on 2014-03-05
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Hi
I have a font name stored as text in a database.
I am trying to use this string to set the font name of a text box in
the line of code below but am getting the error: "Property 'Name' is 'ReadOnly'."

     Dim ChartTitleFontName As String = arrSplit3(1)
     Me.txtChartTitle.Font.Name = ChartTitleFontName
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Question by:murbro
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You have to create an object of font

Me.txtChartTitle.Font = New Font(ChartTitleFontName, 12)
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by:Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger)
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I would go a step further and would not set a hard coded size. This way, if you ever change the FontSize of the TextBox, you code will follow the change:

New Font(ChartTitleFontName, Me.txtChartTitle.Font.Size)

You might want to do that with other characteristics as well (Bold, Italic...)
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Thank you both for the help
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