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How to use True Type fonts without installing (Views: 100)


Problem/Question/Abstract:

How to use True Type fonts without installing

Answer:

Setting an alternative font for your forms is easy. But how to use your specialized fonts without the need to fill up your user's FONTS directory? Well, it's just a few lines, so here we go:

// first load it in the OnCreate event of a form:

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  AddFontResource('c:\FONTS\MyFont.TTF');
  SendMessage(HWND_BROADCAST, WM_FONTCHANGE, 0, 0);
end;

// before application terminates, we must free it:

procedure TForm1.FormClose(Sender: TObject; var Action: TCloseAction);
begin
  RemoveFontResource('C:\FONTS\MyFont.TTF');
  SendMessage(HWND_BROADCAST, WM_FONTCHANGE, 0, 0);
end;

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