Inline.FlowDirection Property

Gets or sets a value that specifies the relative direction for flow of content within a Inline 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 FlowDirection FlowDirection { get; set; }
<object FlowDirection="FlowDirection" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.FlowDirection
A member of the FlowDirection enumeration specifying the relative flow direction. Getting this property returns the currently effective flow direction. Setting this property causes the contents of the Inline element to re-flow in the indicated direction.
The default value is LeftToRight.

The flow direction of content typically corresponds to the innate flow direction of the language being represented. Hebrew and Arabic provide examples of languages that naturally flow from right-to-left. English, German, and Russian provide examples of languages that naturally flow from left-to-right.

Note: The value of this property is not automatically changed to match the language used by the operating system. If you need to use a different value then the default of LeftToRight, you must specify it yourself.

The following example shows how to set the FlowDirection attribute of a Inline element (Run).

<FlowDocument>
  <Paragraph>
    <Run FlowDirection="LeftToRight">
      This paragraph will flow from left to right.
    </Run>
  </Paragraph>
</FlowDocument>

The following example shows how to set the FlowDirection property programmatically.

Run run = new Run("This text run will flow from left to right.");
run.FlowDirection = FlowDirection.LeftToRight;

.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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