Typography.DiscretionaryLigatures Property

Gets or sets a value that determines whether discretionary ligatures are enabled.

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 bool DiscretionaryLigatures { get; set; }
<object Typography.DiscretionaryLigatures="bool"/>

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if discretionary ligatures are enabled; otherwise, false. The default value is false.

This property gets or sets a value on the object that owns a Typography property, which is the only way to access a Typography class instance. In addition, this property supports an attached property usage so that it can be set on text-containing objects in XAML.

Discretionary ligatures are designed to be ornamental, and not specifically designed for readability. The following text displays discretionary ligature glyphs for the Pericles font.

Example of discretionary set of ligatures

Text using OpenType discretionary ligatures

The following code example shows how to define discretionary ligature glyphs for the Pericles font, using the DiscretionaryLigatures property.


<Paragraph FontFamily="Pericles" Typography.DiscretionaryLigatures="True">
  <Run Typography.StylisticAlternates="1">CO</Run>
  <Run Typography.StylisticAlternates="1">LA</Run>
  <Run Typography.StylisticAlternates="1">LE</Run>
  <Run Typography.StylisticAlternates="1">LI</Run>
  <Run Typography.StylisticAlternates="1">LL</Run>
  <Run Typography.StylisticAlternates="1">LO</Run>
  <Run Typography.StylisticAlternates="1">LU</Run>
</Paragraph>


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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