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RichTextBox.Blocks Property


Gets the contents of the RichTextBox.

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

Public ReadOnly Property Blocks As BlockCollection
<RichTextBox ...>

XAML Values


Zero or more object elements for types that derive from Block. Typically, these are Paragraph elements.

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Documents.BlockCollection
A BlockCollection that contains the contents of the RichTextBox.

The Blocks property is the content property of RichTextBox. It is a collection of Paragraph elements. Content in each Paragraph element can contain the following elements:

A InlineUIContainer can contain a UIElement, such as an Image or a Button.

A Span is a collection of Inline elements.

The following example shows how you can set content in a RichTextBox using XAML and code.

<!--A RichTextBox with intial content in it.-->
<RichTextBox VerticalScrollBarVisibility="Auto">
        A RichTextBox with <Bold>initial content</Bold> in it.

'A RichTextBox with intial content in it.
Private Sub ContentRTB()
    'Create a new RichTextBox with its VerticalScrollBarVisibility property set to Auto.
    Dim MyRTB As New RichTextBox()
    MyRTB.VerticalScrollBarVisibility = ScrollBarVisibility.Auto

    ' Create a Run of plain text and some bold text.
    Dim myRun1 As New Run()
    myRun1.Text = "A RichTextBox with "
    Dim myBold As New Bold()
    myBold.Inlines.Add("initial content ")
    Dim myRun2 As New Run()
    myRun2.Text = "in it."

    ' Create a paragraph and add the Run and Bold to it.
    Dim myParagraph As New Paragraph()

    ' Add the paragraph to the RichTextBox.

    'Add the RichTextBox to the StackPanel.
End Sub


Supported in: 5, 4

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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