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Block::LineStackingStrategy Property

Gets or sets how a line box is determined for each line of text within the block-level flow content element.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Documents
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

public:
property LineStackingStrategy LineStackingStrategy {
	LineStackingStrategy get ();
	void set (LineStackingStrategy value);
}
<object LineStackingStrategy="LineStackingStrategy" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows::LineStackingStrategy
One of the LineStackingStrategy values that specifies how a line box is determined for each line of text within the block-level flow content element. The default value is LineStackingStrategy::MaxHeight.

This dependency property also has an attached property usage. In XAML, the usage is <object Block::LineStackingStrategy="value".../>, where object is an object element (typically a flow element) contained within a Block derived class, and value is a string value of the LineStackingStrategy enumeration. In code, the attached property usage is supported by the GetLineStackingStrategy and SetLineStackingStrategy methods. The attached property usage is not common.

The following example shows how to use the LineStackingStrategy property to determine how the line boxes are created for text lines of a TextBlock. The first TextBlock has a LineStackingStrategy value of MaxHeight and the second TextBlock has a value of BlockLineHeight.

<Page xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
  xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml">
  <StackPanel>

    <!-- This TextBlock has a LineStackingStrategy set to "MaxHeight". -->
    <TextBlock LineStackingStrategy="MaxHeight" LineHeight="10" Width="500" TextWrapping="Wrap" 
     Background="Yellow">
      Use the <Span FontSize="30">LineStackingStrategy</Span> property to determine how a line box is
      created for each line. A value of <Span FontSize="20">MaxHeight</Span> specifies that the stack
      height is the smallest value that contains all the inline elements on that line when those
      elements are properly aligned. A value of <Span FontSize="20">BlockLineHeight</Span> specifies
      that the stack height is determined by the block element LineHeight property value.
    </TextBlock>

    <!-- Here is the same TextBlock but the LineStackingStrategy is set to "BlockLineHeight". -->
    <TextBlock LineStackingStrategy="BlockLineHeight" LineHeight="10" Width="500" TextWrapping="Wrap" 
     Background="Blue" Margin="0,40,0,0">
      Use the <Span FontSize="30">LineStackingStrategy</Span> property to determine how a line box is
      created for each line. A value of <Span FontSize="20">MaxHeight</Span> specifies that the stack
      height is the smallest value that contains all the inline elements on that line when those
      elements are properly aligned. A value of <Span FontSize="20">BlockLineHeight</Span> specifies
      that the stack height is determined by the block element LineHeight property value.
    </TextBlock>

  </StackPanel>
</Page>

The following illustration shows the result of the preceding code.

Screenshot: Compare LineStackingStrategy values

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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