Chapter 16. Rich Text

The term “rich text” once meant text displayed with different fonts, sizes, and styling, but now that those features are commonplace, rich text has come to refer more vaguely to something somewhat beyond the ordinary. The bulk of this chapter focuses on the RichTextBlock element and the RichEditBox control, which (as their names suggest) are souped-up versions of TextBlock and TextBox. But this chapter also provides a few hints that might help get you started on more extensive text-processing jobs.

The terminology that surrounds fonts has changed somewhat over the years with the switch to digital typography. The word typeface traditionally indicated a particular design style of character glyphs. Common typefaces are Times ...

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