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Use Custom Fonts in Tizen .NET Apps

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Juwon Ahn

Staff Engineer

Xamarin.Forms application

Sample code

For general information regarding Xamarin.Forms fonts, see the following websites:

Install fonts and specify the font folder

You can add font files (.ttf or .otf files) to your res directory and specify the global font path.

This code shows how to specify the fonts' global path.

    class Program : global::Xamarin.Forms.Platform.Tizen.FormsApplication
    {
        protected override void OnCreate()
        {
            base.OnCreate();
             // To use a custom font, you need to add a global font path.
            ElmSharp.Utility.AppendGlobalFontPath(this.DirectoryInfo.Resource);
            LoadApplication(new App());
        }
    }

Use custom fonts

To use custom fonts, set the FontFamily attribute.
The following example shows how to apply a custom font to a label.

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    C#
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    label.FontFamily = Device.RuntimePlatform == Device.iOS ? "Lobster-Regular" :
        Device.RuntimePlatform == Device.Tizen ? "Lobster" :
        Device.RuntimePlatform == Device.Android ? "Lobster-Regular.ttf#Lobster-Regular" : "Assets/Fonts/Lobster-Regular.ttf#Lobster",
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   XAML
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    <Label Text="Hello Forms with XAML">
        <Label.FontFamily>
            <OnPlatform x:TypeArguments="x:String">
                    <On Platform="Tizen" Value="Lobster" />
                    <On Platform="iOS" Value="MarkerFelt-Thin" />
                    <On Platform="Android" Value="Lobster-Regular.ttf#Lobster-Regular" />
                    <On Platform="UWP" Value="Assets/Fonts/Lobster-Regular.ttf#Lobster" />
            </OnPlatform>
        </Label.FontFamily>
    </Label>

NUI application

Sample code

As of Tizen 5.0, you can use custom fonts for NUI applications.

Install fonts and specify the font folder

You can add font files (.ttf or .otf files) to your res directory and specify the global font path.

This code shows how to specify the font global path.

    FontClient.Instance.AddCustomFontDirectory(this.DirectoryInfo.Resource);

Use custom fonts

Use custom fonts by setting the FontFamily attribute.
The following example shows how to apply a custom font to a text label.

    TextLabel text2 = new TextLabel("Apply a custom font to this label!");
    text2.FontFamily = "Lobster";