I am developing an application to Windows Mobile(WM 5). Using CAB am installing the application on the mobile. My problem is that I have to use a different FONT in my application.

Can anyone provide me the code to install the font using c++/vc++?

What i know regarding this is
1. Copy the TTF file to windows\fonts file
2. Reboot the system.

But i couldn't do this.

Pls give me some solution.

Thanks & Regards

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Last Post by Prathvi

Hi mitrmkar
Thanks for your reply.
How to copy the TTF to windows\fonts folder.


Hi mitrmkar
Thanks for your reply.
How to copy the TTF to windows\fonts folder.

- select the file
- ctrl-c
- goto c:\windows\fonts with explorer
- ctrl-v



Hi niek_e
Thanks for your reply.

I think I have done a mistake while replying for mitrmkar's post.

How i can copy a TTF to windows\fonts folder through my application. I meant through code.

TTF file will be on my desktop & this application can be installed on any windows mobile. This may be a silly question. But I could not solve this.



I was able to solve this.

Hope the solution may help for others also.

We have a CAB file. So goto vc++ editor.

Right click on CAB project(EX: APP_CAB)

Select View -> File System.

Add windows Folder.(If have not added it previously)

Create a Folder with Name 'Fonts'

Right Click on Fonts

Add your TTF file to this folder.

Build the application and install it on Mobile.

You can use ::AddFontResource(L"FontName") . For more info regarding this API see msdn.

But this gives prob while uninstalling. without this API also Application works fine.


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