Using and embedding Silverlight fonts


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Using and embedding Silverlight fonts

One of my favorite tasks in UI design is choosing typefaces. I can't tell you how many hours I spent mulling over a range of typefaces, trying to pick the best one to use in my application. Silverlight, like many tools, uses the term font to represent typeface. If you do not choose a font for your Silverlight element, you will see the default font, which on Windows is Lucida Sans Unicode and on the Macintosh is Lucida Grande. Any element in Silverlight that displays text has a Font Property. If you dig into the font- related properties, you'll find familiar-looking settings.

You can choose a typeface through the FontFamily property. You can change its size. FontWeight specifies how to enhance the thinness or fatness of the text. The two most common settings here are Normal and Bold. FontStyle allows you to access other font renderings. The most commonplace style is Italics. FontStretch lets you change the distance between letters. This setting only works on fonts that have special...

Using and embedding Silverlight fonts
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Using and embedding Silverlight fonts provides you with in-depth training on Developer. Taught by Walt Ritscher as part of the Silverlight 5 Essential Training

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