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TextBox.TextAlignment Property

Gets or sets the horizontal alignment of the contents of the text box.

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

Public Property TextAlignment As TextAlignment
<object TextAlignment="TextAlignment" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.TextAlignment
One of the TextAlignment values that specifies the horizontal alignment of the contents of the text box. The default is TextAlignment.Left.

Getting this property returns the current alignment. Setting this property adjusts the contents of the text box to reflect the specified alignment.

This property has a higher precedence than the HorizontalContentAlignment property.

The following example shows how to create a TextBox with a TextAlignment of TextAlignment.Center.

<Page  xmlns=""
      Text="Initial text in TextBox" 
      MaxLines="5" />

			Dim myStackPanel As New StackPanel()

			'Create TextBox
			Dim myTextBox As New TextBox()
			myTextBox.Width = 200

			' Put some initial text in the TextBox.
			myTextBox.Text = "Initial text in TextBox"

			' Set the maximum characters a user can manually type
			' into the TextBox.
			myTextBox.MaxLength = 500
			myTextBox.MinLines = 1

			' Set the maximum number of lines the TextBox will expand to 
			' accomidate text. Note: This does not constrain the amount of 
			' text that can be typed. To do that, use the MaxLength property.
			myTextBox.MaxLines = 5

			' The text typed into the box is aligned in the center.
			myTextBox.TextAlignment = TextAlignment.Center

			' When the text reaches the edge of the box, go to the next line.
			myTextBox.TextWrapping = TextWrapping.Wrap

			Me.Content = myStackPanel

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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