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GetConsoleFontSize (kernel32)
Returns the height and width (in pixels) of the the console font with the specified font index

C# Signature:

    static extern Coord GetConsoleFontSize(
        IntPtr hConsoleOutput,
        Int32 nFont);

User-Defined Types:

    public struct Coord
        public short X;
        public short Y;

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Here's a method that uses this method in conjunction with GetCurrentConsoleFont to return the size of the currently selected console font.

    private Coord GetCurrentFontSize()

      //Need to use reflection to obtain pointer to the console output buffer
      Type consoleType = typeof(Console);

      IntPtr _consoleOutputHandle = (IntPtr)consoleType.InvokeMember(
        BindingFlags.Static | BindingFlags.NonPublic | BindingFlags.GetField,

       //Obtain the current console font index
        CONSOLE_FONT_INFO currentFont;
        bool success = GetCurrentConsoleFont(
        out currentFont);

       //Use that index to obtain font size    
        Coord coord = GetConsoleFontSize(_consoleOutputHandle, currentFont.nFont);
        return coord;


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