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How to set the font of the TextBox Content in C#?

  • Last Updated : 29 Nov, 2019

In Windows forms, TextBox plays an important role. With the help of TextBox, the user can enter data in the application, it can be of a single line or of multiple lines. In TextBox, you are allowed to change the font of the content present in the TextBox with the help of Font property which makes your textbox more attractive. In Windows form, you can set this property in two different ways:

1. Design-Time: It is the simplest way to set the Font property of the TextBox. As shown in the following steps:

  • Step 1: Create a windows form. As shown in the below image:
    Visual Studio -> File -> New -> Project -> WindowsFormApp
  • Step 2: Drag the TextBox control from the ToolBox and drop it on the windows form. You can place a TextBox control anywhere on the windows form according to your need as shown in the below image:
  • Step 3: After drag and drop you will go to the properties of the TextBox control to set the Font property of the TextBox. As shown in the below image:

    Output:

2. Run-Time: It is a little bit trickier than the above method. In this method, you can set the Font property of the TextBox programmatically with the help of given syntax:



public virtual System.Drawing.Font Font { get; set; }

Here, Font is used to represent the font applied to the content of the TextBox. Following steps are used to set the Font property of the TextBox:

  • Step 1 : Create a textbox using the TextBox() constructor provided by the TextBox class.
    // Creating textbox
    TextBox Mytextbox = new TextBox();
  • Step 2 : After creating TextBox, set the Font property of the TextBox provided by the TextBox class.
    // Set Font property
    Mytextbox.Font = new Font("Broadway", 12);
    
  • Step 3 : And last add this textbox control to from using Add() method.
    // Add this textbox to form
    this.Controls.Add(Mytextbox);
    

    Example:




    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.ComponentModel;
    using System.Data;
    using System.Drawing;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Text;
    using System.Threading.Tasks;
    using System.Windows.Forms;
      
    namespace my {
      
    public partial class Form1 : Form {
      
        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }
      
        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            // Creating and setting the properties of Lable1
            Label Mylablel = new Label();
            Mylablel.Location = new Point(96, 54);
            Mylablel.Text = "Enter Name";
            Mylablel.AutoSize = true;
            Mylablel.BackColor = Color.LightGray;
      
            // Add this label to form
            this.Controls.Add(Mylablel);
      
            // Creating and setting the properties of TextBox1
            TextBox Mytextbox = new TextBox();
            Mytextbox.Location = new Point(187, 51);
            Mytextbox.BackColor = Color.LightGray;
            Mytextbox.AutoSize = true;
            Mytextbox.Name = "text_box1";
            Mytextbox.CharacterCasing = CharacterCasing.Upper;
            Mytextbox.Font = new Font("Broadway", 12);
            // Add this textbox to form
            this.Controls.Add(Mytextbox);
        }
    }
    }

    Output:




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