Use custom font with AnnotationManager

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Use custom font with AnnotationManager

Post by jannera » Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:34 pm


I'm using WPF GdViewer and I'm wondering if it's possible to use custom font when adding new TextAnnotation. I would like to use FontAwesome or another custom font to display simple images within text.

TextAnnotation seems to only have FontName property instead of FontFamily. I wonder if I can register custom fonts for the AnnotationManager/GdViewer so that TextAnnotation can use them without forcing user to install the fonts? Perhaps using PrivateFontCollection class somehow?

Code sample of how I add the annotation: (Doesn't work because I haven't installed the font on user's computer)

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var anno = GdViewer.GetAnnotationManager().AddTextAnnot(3, 3, 100, 20, "\uf0ca" + " text annotation");
anno.FontName = "Font Awesome 5 Free Solid";
Version: GdPicture.NET.14, Version=

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Re: Use custom font with AnnotationManager

Post by Fabio » Thu Aug 12, 2021 2:25 pm

Hello Jannera,

Sorry for the late!
At the moment, you can add your custom font using the AddTrueTypeFontU method through the GdPicturePDF class.
Here is the documentation: ... ean).html

We do not have the parameter for the AnnotationManager class, do you want me to create a task for our developers to add this feature?

With best,

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