FlowDirection Property

ListItem.FlowDirection Property

Gets or sets the relative direction for flow of content within a ListItem element.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Documents
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

public FlowDirection FlowDirection { get; set; }
<object FlowDirection="FlowDirection" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.FlowDirection
One of the FlowDirection values that specifies the relative flow direction. The default is FlowDirection.LeftToRight.

Getting this property returns the currently effective flow direction. Setting this property causes the contents of the ListItem element to re-flow in the indicated direction.

The flow direction of content typically corresponds to the innate flow direction of the language being represented. Hebrew and Arabic are examples of languages that naturally flow from right to left. English, German, and Russian are examples of languages that naturally flow from left to right.


The value of this property is not automatically changed to match the language used by the operating system. If you need to use a different value than the default of LeftToRight, you must specify it yourself.

The following example shows how to set the FlowDirection attribute of a Block element (Paragraph).

  <Paragraph FlowDirection="LeftToRight">
    This paragraph will flow from left to right.

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

Paragraph par = new Paragraph(new Run("This paragraph will flow from left to right."));
par.FlowDirection = FlowDirection.LeftToRight;

.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.

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