TextAlignment Property

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

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="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
      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
Available since 3.0
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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