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Font is a special element that allows FontString properties to be more easily defined for inheriting. The Font element can be used in a XML/Ui element.

Inheritance[edit | edit source]

Inherited by: FontString, Inherits: none, Defined in: Ui

Elements[edit | edit source]

Attributes[edit | edit source]

  • name (string)
  • inherits (string)
  • virtual (bool) - Default is 'false'.
  • font (string)
  • spacing (float) - Default is '0'.
  • outline (OUTLINE) - Default is 'NONE'.
  • monochrome (bool) - Default is 'false'.
  • justifyV (JUSTIFYV) - Default is 'MIDDLE'.
  • justifyH (JUSTIFYH) - Default is 'CENTER'.
  • height (int) - font height. is inline alternative to <FontHeight>

Summary[edit | edit source]

Font is one of the few types that can be virtually inherited by more than one type. Fonts can inherit other Fonts and FontStrings can inherit Fonts. The primary purpose of Font is to avoid having to create virtual FontStrings which are expensive since they are fully renderable elements.

Example[edit | edit source]

<Ui xmlns="http://www.blizzard.com/wow/ui/"
  <Font name="MyFont" font="myfont.ttf" virtual="true">
      <AbsValue val="12"/>
  <Frame name="MyFrame">
    <Size x="200" y="200"/>
        <FontString text="Bob" inherits="MyFont">
          <Size x="100" y="100"/>
            <Anchor point="TOP"/>

This example creates a Font that is used by a FontString. Demonstrates using Font to simplify use of FontString.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • height attribute added 6.1.0
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