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FlowDocument Class

Hosts and formats flow content with advanced document features, such as pagination and columns.

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

[LocalizabilityAttribute(LocalizationCategory.Inherit, Readability = Readability.Unreadable)]
[ContentPropertyAttribute("Blocks")]
public class FlowDocument : FrameworkContentElement, 
	IDocumentPaginatorSource, IServiceProvider, IAddChild
<FlowDocument>
  Blocks
</FlowDocument>

Content Model: FlowDocument enforces a strong content model for child content. Top-level child elements contained in a FlowDocument must be derived from Block. Valid top-level child elements include the following:

Instantiating the FlowDocument class automatically spawns a parent FlowDocumentReader that hosts the content.

The following example demonstrates declarative usage for various flow content elements and associated attributes. Elements and attributes demonstrated include:

<FlowDocument 
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
>
    <Paragraph FontSize="18">Flow Format Example</Paragraph>

    <Paragraph>
      Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy 
      nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat. Ut wisi 
      enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper suscipit lobortis 
      nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis autem vel eum iriure.
    </Paragraph>
    <Paragraph>
      Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh 
      euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat. Ut wisi enim 
      ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper suscipit lobortis nisl 
      ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis autem vel eum iriure.
    </Paragraph>

    <Paragraph FontSize="18">More flow elements</Paragraph>
    <Paragraph FontSize="15">Inline, font type and weight, and a List</Paragraph>

    <List>
      <ListItem><Paragraph>ListItem 1</Paragraph></ListItem>
      <ListItem><Paragraph>ListItem 2</Paragraph></ListItem>
      <ListItem><Paragraph>ListItem 3</Paragraph></ListItem>
      <ListItem><Paragraph>ListItem 4</Paragraph></ListItem>
      <ListItem><Paragraph>ListItem 5</Paragraph></ListItem>
    </List>

    <Paragraph><Bold>Bolded</Bold></Paragraph>
    <Paragraph><Underline>Underlined</Underline></Paragraph>
    <Paragraph><Bold><Underline>Bolded and Underlined</Underline></Bold></Paragraph>
    <Paragraph><Italic>Italic</Italic></Paragraph>

    <Paragraph><Span>The Span element, no inherent rendering</Span></Paragraph>
    <Paragraph><Run>The Run element, no inherent rendering</Run></Paragraph>    

    <Paragraph FontSize="15">Subscript, Superscript</Paragraph>

    <Paragraph>
      <Run Typography.Variants="Superscript">This text is Superscripted.</Run> This text isn't.
    </Paragraph>
    <Paragraph>
      <Run Typography.Variants="Subscript">This text is Subscripted.</Run> This text isn't.
    </Paragraph>
    <Paragraph>
      If a font does not support a particular form (such as Superscript) a default font form will be displayed.
    </Paragraph>

    <Paragraph FontSize="15">Blocks, breaks, paragraph</Paragraph>

    <Section><Paragraph>A block section of text</Paragraph></Section>
    <Section><Paragraph>Another block section of text</Paragraph></Section>

    <Paragraph><LineBreak/></Paragraph>
    <Section><Paragraph>... and another section, preceded by a LineBreak</Paragraph></Section>

    <Section BreakPageBefore="True"/>
    <Section><Paragraph>... and another section, preceded by a PageBreak</Paragraph></Section>

    <Paragraph>Finally, a paragraph. Note the break between this paragraph ...</Paragraph>
    <Paragraph TextIndent="25">... and this paragraph, and also the left indention.</Paragraph>

    <Paragraph><LineBreak/></Paragraph>

</FlowDocument>

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0

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