“Not a TrueType font” Error Message

“Not a TrueType font” Error Message

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Problem

The “Only TrueType fonts are supported and this is not a TrueType font” error occurs when attempting to select an IDAutomation font using the control properties window in the Visual Studio .NET 2002 IDE. Below are two suggested solutions for this issue.

Solution(s):

Solution 1:

After selecting the font in the properties window of the VS.NET IDE, the error message “Only TrueType fonts are supported and this is not a TrueType font” will be reported. Click OK, and then close VS.NET. Re-open VS.NET, followed by the project; select the font in the properties window, the error will no longer be generated.

Solution 2:

In the Visual Studio.NET application, reference and apply the fonts through the code window of the application. The following example assigns the evaluation version of IDAutomation’s Code 39 Font with the human readable text displayed on a label in a form during the Form_Load event.

VB.NET:
Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, 
ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load 
     Label1.Font = New Font("IDAutomationSHC39S", 12, FontStyle.Regular)

End Sub
C#:
private void Form1_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e) {
 label1.Font = new Font("IDAutomationSHC39S", 12, FontStyle.Regular);
}