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How to install a new font through code (Views: 100)


Problem/Question/Abstract:

How to install a new font through code

Answer:

uses
  Registry;

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
  reg: TRegistry;
  b: bool;
begin
  CopyFile('C:\DOWNLOAD\FP000100.TTF', 'C:\WINDOWS\FONTS\FP000100.TTF', b);
  reg := TRegistry.Create;
  reg.RootKey := HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE;
  reg.LazyWrite := false;
  reg.OpenKey('Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Fonts', false);
  reg.WriteString('TESTMICR (TrueType)', 'FP000100.TTF');
  reg.CloseKey;
  reg.free;
  {Add the font resource}
  AddFontResource('c:\windows\fonts\FP000100.TTF');
  SendMessage(HWND_BROADCAST, WM_FONTCHANGE, 0, 0);
  {Remove the resource lock}
  RemoveFontResource('c:\windows\fonts\FP000100.TTF');
  SendMessage(HWND_BROADCAST, WM_FONTCHANGE, 0, 0);
end;

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