Getting Started

The following tutorial demonstrates how to add a RadFontDropDownList and how to retrieve the selected font.

  1. Add a RadFontDropDownList and a RadLabel to a form.
  2. Set some text to the RadLabel via the Properties section in Visual Studio.

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  3. Set the DropDownStyle property for the RadFontPopupEditorElement via the Element hierrachy editor:

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  4. Subscribe to the SelectedFontChanged event and use the following code snippet:

private void radFontDropDownList1_SelectedFontChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    FontFamily ff = new FontFamily(this.radFontDropDownList1.SelectedFont);
    if (ff.IsStyleAvailable(FontStyle.Regular))
    {
        Font font = new Font(ff.Name, 10, FontStyle.Regular);
        this.radLabel1.Font = font;
    }
    else
    {
        foreach (FontStyle style in Enum.GetValues(typeof(FontStyle)))
        {
            if (ff.IsStyleAvailable(style))
            {
                Font font = new Font(ff.Name, 10, style);
                this.radLabel1.Font = font;
                break;
            }
        }
    }
}

Private Sub radFontDropDownList1_SelectedFontChanged(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
    Dim ff As FontFamily = New FontFamily(Me.RadFontDropDownList1.SelectedFont)
    If ff.IsStyleAvailable(FontStyle.Regular) Then
        Dim font As Font = New Font(ff.Name, 10, FontStyle.Regular)
        Me.radLabel1.Font = font
    Else
        For Each style As FontStyle In [Enum].GetValues(GetType(FontStyle))
            If ff.IsStyleAvailable(style) Then
                Dim font As Font = New Font(ff.Name, 10, style)
                Me.radLabel1.Font = font
                Exit For
            End If
        Next
    End If
End Sub

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This is it! Now, the change in the selection of the RadFontDropDownList instance will be reflected on RadLabel's font.

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