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Typography.CapitalSpacing Property

Gets or sets a value that determines whether inter-glyph spacing for all-capital text is globally adjusted to improve readability.

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

public bool CapitalSpacing { get; set; }
<object Typography.CapitalSpacing="bool"/>

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if spacing is adjusted; otherwise, false. The default value is false.

This property gets or sets a value on the object that owns a Typography property, which is the only way to access a Typography class instance. In addition, this property supports an attached property usage so that it can be set on text-containing objects in XAML.

Capital spacing is a feature that allows you to provide more spacing when using all capitals in text. Capital letters are typically designed to blend with lowercase letters. Spacing that appears attractive between and a capital letter and a lowercase letter may look too tight when all capital letters are used. The following text displays normal and capital spacing for the Pescadero font.

Example of normal and capital spacing

Text using OpenType capital spacing

The following code example shows how to define capital spacing for the Pescadero font, using the CapitalSpacing property.

<Paragraph FontFamily="Pescadero">
  <Run Typography.CapitalSpacing="True">CHAPTER ONE</Run>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0