FlowLayoutPanel::FlowDirection Property

Gets or sets a value indicating the flow direction of the FlowLayoutPanel control.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public:
property FlowDirection FlowDirection {
	FlowDirection get ();
	void set (FlowDirection value);
}

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms::FlowDirection
One of the FlowDirection values indicating the direction of consecutive placement of controls in the panel. The default is LeftToRight.

The FlowDirection property is the default property for the FlowLayoutPanel class.

The following code example sets the value of FlowDirection depending on the selected RadioButton.

private:
    void flowTopDownBtn_CheckedChanged(System::Object^ sender,
        System::EventArgs^ e)
    {
        this->flowLayoutPanel1->FlowDirection = FlowDirection::TopDown;
    }

private:
    void flowBottomUpBtn_CheckedChanged(System::Object^ sender,
        System::EventArgs^ e)
    {
        this->flowLayoutPanel1->FlowDirection = FlowDirection::BottomUp;
    }

private:
    void flowLeftToRight_CheckedChanged(System::Object^ sender,
        System::EventArgs^ e)
    {
        this->flowLayoutPanel1->FlowDirection =
            FlowDirection::LeftToRight;
    }

private:
    void flowRightToLeftBtn_CheckedChanged(
        System::Object^ sender, System::EventArgs^ e)
    {
        this->flowLayoutPanel1->FlowDirection =
            FlowDirection::RightToLeft;
    }

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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