MenuFont in ToolStrip causing ArgumentException

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Action



You create a Windows Forms application and one of your forms contains a ToolStrip.

Result



On some machines, you may experience an exception with the following callstack:

System.InvalidOperationException: An error occurred creating the form. See Exception.InnerException for details. The error is: Parameter is not valid. ---> System.ArgumentException: Parameter is not valid.
at System.Drawing.Font.GetHeight(Graphics graphics)
at System.Drawing.Font.get_SizeInPoints()
at System.Drawing.SystemFonts.FontInPoints(Font font)
at System.Drawing.SystemFonts.get_MenuFont()
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripManager.get_DefaultFont()
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.get_Font()
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItemInternalLayout.CommonLayoutOptions()
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDownButton.ToolStripDropDownButtonInternalLayout.CommonLayoutOptions()
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItemInternalLayout.GetLayoutData()
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItemInternalLayout.PerformLayout()

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Cause



There is a problem with the way that the Tahoma TrueType font is used in the ToolStrip.

Resolution



Ensure that "Tahoma (TrueType)" is referencing "Tahoma.ttf" in the registry:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Fonts

It should not be set to Tahoma.fon, for example.

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Article ID: 943140 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
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