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    Posted: 31 March 2021 at 6:37pm
How can I query the font that is being used by a ReportControl?  

I know I can set the font by creating a StdFont object, setting its Name/Size/Weight and etc. properties, and then passing that font to PaintManager.TextFont.  

But how can I find out whatever the current font is?  (I like the font that RC is using -- I just want to know exactly what it is!)

What I really want to know is: how can I query the width (in pixels) of a text string when rendered in the current RC font?  If I can get a handle to the font, I know how to measure text size from there.

I am using Codejock.ReportControl.18.4.0

Thanks in advance for any help on this.
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You should also be able to get the PaintManager.TextFont as an StdFont. 

In VB6 you can get the font like this:

Dim lo_Font As StdFont

Set lo_Font = Me.ReportControl1.PaintManager.TextFont  ' NOTE use of the Set keyword to get the font - this is required in VB6 to distinguish between object returning properties and non-object returning properties

I know you are using APL but I'm not sure if there's a similar way to get an object from a property (though I think there must be?)
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Yes, I can query PaintManager.TextFont, but if I use the pointer it returns to create an object, it does not have any properties.  

In your VB example, having created lo_Font, does it now have Name and Size properties?

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