.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Standard 2.0+

RichEditControlCompatibility.DefaultFontName Property

Gets or sets the name of the font which is the default font for Rich Edit controls in the application.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraRichEdit

Assembly: DevExpress.RichEdit.v20.1.Core.dll


public static string DefaultFontName { get; set; }
Public Shared Property DefaultFontName As String

Property Value

Type Description

A string that is the font name.



Starting with v19.2, the RichEditDocumentServer and RichEditControl use document themes to retrieve default document font information. As such, the RichEditControlCompatibility.DefaultFontName property will no longer affect the default document font.

Set the RichEditControlCompatibility.UseThemeFonts property to false when starting the application to restore the previous behavior in all instances of the RichEdit components. Set the RichEditBehaviorOptions.UseThemeFonts property (or DXRichEditBehaviorOptions.UseThemeFonts for WPF) to false before loading a new document to disable themes for a specific component.


The static RichEditControlCompatibility.DefaultFontSize and RichEditControlCompatibility.DefaultFontName properties set the default font settings for all RichEditControl instances in the application. It is recommended to place them before initialization of all controls, in the Main method, as illustrated in the following code.

static void Main() {
    DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.RichEditControlCompatibility.DefaultFontSize = 8;
    DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.RichEditControlCompatibility.DefaultFontName = "Tahoma";
    Application.Run(new Form1());
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