I'm starting with iTextSharp and wondering if there is any reason why setting the font of a
Phrase after the construction of the object doesn't work. Is there any reason, do I miss something?
iTextSharp.text.Font f = PdfFontFactory.GetComic(); f.SetStyle(PdfFontStyle.BOLD); Color c = Color.DarkRed; f.SetColor(c.R,c.G,c.B); f.Size = 20; Phrase titreFormules = new Phrase("Nos formules",f); //THIS WORKS // titreFormules.Font = f; // THIS DOESN'T WORK! document.Add(titreFormules); document.Close();
When you use
setFont(), you change the font of the
Phrase for all the content that is added after the font was set.
Chunkis an atomic part of text in the sense that all the text in a
Chunkhas the same font family, font size, font color,...
Phraseis a collection of
Chunkobjects and as such a
Phrasecan contain different 'atoms' of text using different fonts.
In your example
"Nos formules" will be written in Helvetica. You change the font after the Helvetica
Chunk with the text
"Nos formules" was added to the
Phrase. As you didn't add anything else to
titreFormules, the font "Comic" is never used.