TextDecorations Property

TextBlock.TextDecorations Property


Gets or sets a TextDecorationCollection that contains the effects to apply to the text of a TextBlock.

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

public TextDecorationCollection TextDecorations { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.TextDecorationCollection

A TextDecorationCollection collection that contains text decorations to apply to this element. The default is null (no text decorations applied).

A TextDecoration object is a visual ornamentation you can add to text. There are four types of text decorations: underline, baseline, strikethrough, and overline. For more information about text decorations, see How to: Create a Text Decoration.

By default, this property is set to null and has no TextDecorationCollection associated with it. Before adding any text effects, create a new TextDecorationCollection and assign it to this property.

Identifier field


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The following example shows how to set the TextDecorations attribute.

The following figure shows how this example renders.

Screenshot: Text with default strikethrough effect

The following figures show how the OverLine, Baseline, and Underline decorations render, respectively.

Screenshot: Overline TextDecorator
Screenshot: Default baseline effect on text
Screenshot: Text with default underline effect

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

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