TextBlock.TextAlignment Property

 

Gets or sets a value that indicates the horizontal alignment of text content.

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

Public Property TextAlignment As TextAlignment

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.TextAlignment

One of the TextAlignment values that specifies the desired alignment. The default is TextAlignment.Left.

This dependency property also has an attached property usage. In XAML, the usage is <object TextBlock.TextAlignment="value".../>, where object is an object element (typically a flow element) contained within a TextBlock, and value is a string value of the TextAlignment enumeration. In code, the attached property usage is supported by GetTextAlignment and SetTextAlignment. The attached property usage is not common.

The following example shows how to set the TextAlignment attribute of a TextBlock element.

<TextBlock 
  Name="textBlock"

  Background="AntiqueWhite" 
  Foreground="Navy" 

  FontFamily="Century Gothic"
  FontSize="12"
  FontStretch="UltraExpanded"
  FontStyle="Italic"
  FontWeight="UltraBold"

  LineHeight="Auto"
  Padding="5,10,5,10"
  TextAlignment="Center"
  TextWrapping="Wrap"

  Typography.NumeralStyle="OldStyle"
  Typography.SlashedZero="True"
>
  <Run Background="LightGreen">Text run 1.</Run>
  <LineBreak/><Run Background="LightBlue">Text run 2.</Run>
  <LineBreak/><Run Background="LightYellow">Text run 3.</Run>
</TextBlock>

The following example shows how to set the TextAlignment property programmatically.

Dim textBlock As New TextBlock(New Run("A bit of text content..."))

textBlock.Background = Brushes.AntiqueWhite
textBlock.Foreground = Brushes.Navy

textBlock.FontFamily = New FontFamily("Century Gothic")
textBlock.FontSize = 12
textBlock.FontStretch = FontStretches.UltraExpanded
textBlock.FontStyle = FontStyles.Italic
textBlock.FontWeight = FontWeights.UltraBold

textBlock.LineHeight = Double.NaN
textBlock.Padding = New Thickness(5, 10, 5, 10)
textBlock.TextAlignment = TextAlignment.Center
textBlock.TextWrapping = TextWrapping.Wrap

textBlock.Typography.NumeralStyle = FontNumeralStyle.OldStyle
textBlock.Typography.SlashedZero = True

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