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verticalAlign property

Sets or retrieves the vertical alignment of the object.

CSS 2.1, Section 5.4.4Internet Explorer 9

 

Syntax

Integer value = object.put_verticalAlign(Variant v);Integer value = object.get_verticalAlign(Variant* sAlign);

Property values

Type: VARIANT

auto (auto)

Aligns the contents of an object according to the value of the IHTMLCurrentStyle2::layoutFlow attribute.

baseline (baseline)

Default. Aligns the contents of an object supporting IHTMLTableCol::vAlign to the base line.

sub (sub)

Vertically aligns the text to subscript.

super (super)

Vertically aligns the text to superscript.

top

Vertically aligns the contents of an object supporting IHTMLTableCol::vAlign to the top of the object.

middle (middle)

Vertically aligns the contents of an object supporting IHTMLTableCol::vAlign to the middle of the object.

bottom (bottom)

Vertically aligns the contents of an object supporting IHTMLTableCol::vAlign to the bottom of the object.

text-top (text-top)

Vertically aligns the text of an object supporting IHTMLTableCol::vAlign to the top of the object.

text-bottom (text-bottom)

Vertically aligns the text of an object supporting IHTMLTableCol::vAlign to the bottom of the object.

String format

baseline | sub | super | top | text-top | middle | bottom | text-bottom

CSS information

Applies Toinline-level and table-cell elements
Mediavisual
Inheritedno
Initial Valuebaseline

Standards information

Remarks

The sub and super values are supported on text. The auto value is supported on the currentStyle object. The other values are supported on objects that support IHTMLTableCol::vAlign.

The auto value is identical to the baseline value when the IHTMLCurrentStyle2::layoutFlow is horizontal. When the IHTMLCurrentStyle2::layoutFlow is vertical-ideographic, the auto value is identical to the middle value.

Examples

This example uses the IHTMLRuleStyle::verticalAlign property to align text within table cells.


<table>
   <tr>
      <td id="top">top</td>
      <td id="middle">middle</td>
      <td id="bottom">bottom</td>
   </tr>
</table>

In the first table cell, the IHTMLRuleStyle::verticalAlign property aligns the text to the top, in the second table cell, the IHTMLRuleStyle::verticalAlign property aligns text to the middle, and in the third table cell, the IHTMLRuleStyle::verticalAlign property aligns text to the bottom.


td {
   height: 100px;
   width: 100px;
   border: 1px solid #000;
}
#top {
   vertical-align: top;
}
#middle {
   vertical-align: middle;
}
#bottom {
  vertical-align: bottom;
}

You can see the three table cells with different text alignment below.

Three table shows showing the vertical-align property values

The following example uses the IHTMLRuleStyle::verticalAlign property to align text within a paragraph.


<p><span id="baseline">lorem ipsum dolor</span><span id="sub">lorem ipsum dolor</span><span id="super">lorem ipsum dolor</span></p>

Here, each span of text uses the IHTMLRuleStyle::verticalAlign property to align the text to the baseline, to subscript, and to superscript.


#baseline {
   vertical-align: baseline;
}
#sub {
   vertical-align: sub;
}
#super {
   vertical-align: super;
}

You can see paragraph of text below.

A paragraph of text using different values for the vertical-align property

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows XP [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]

Header

Mshtml.h

IDL

Mshtml.idl

DLL

Mshtml.dll

See also

IHTMLTableCol::vAlign

 

 

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