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How to determine the font that is used in a menu (Views: 22)


Problem/Question/Abstract:

How would I get the font used in menus? I want to setup a TFont that is the same.

Answer:

Returned font becomes callers property and must be freed by it!

function GetMenuFont: TFont;
var
  ncMetrics: TNonClientMetrics;
begin
  ncMetrics.cbSize := sizeof(TNonClientMetrics);
  SystemParametersInfo(SPI_GETNONCLIENTMETRICS, sizeof(TNonClientMetrics), @ncMetrics,
    0);
  Result := TFont.Create;
  Result.Handle := CreateFontIndirect(ncMetrics.lfMenuFont);
end;

The TNonClientMetrics structure also contains information on other fonts used in the non-client area
information:

lfCaptionFont: Font used in regular captions
lfSmCaptionFont: Font used in small captions
lfMenuFont: Font used in menus
lfStatusFont: Font used in status bars
lfMessageFont: Font used in message boxes

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