VerticalContentAlignment Property

Control.VerticalContentAlignment Property


Gets or sets the vertical alignment of the control's content.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public VerticalAlignment VerticalContentAlignment { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.VerticalAlignment

One of the VerticalAlignment values. The default is VerticalAlignment.Top.

In addition to Top, Bottom, and Center, you can set the VerticalContentAlignment property to Stretch, which stretches the child element to fill the allocated layout space of the parent element. For more information, see Alignment, Margins, and Padding Overview.

This property only affects a control whose template uses the VerticalContentAlignment property as a parameter. On other controls, this property has no impact.

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The following example shows how to set the vertical content alignment property on a control.

<Button Name="btn8" Height="50"
void ChangeVerticalContentAlignment(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    if (btn8.VerticalContentAlignment == VerticalAlignment.Top)
        btn8.VerticalContentAlignment = VerticalAlignment.Bottom;
        btn8.Content = "Control vertical alignment changes from top to bottom.";

        btn8.VerticalContentAlignment = VerticalAlignment.Top;
        btn8.Content = "VerticalContentAlignment";

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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