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Typography.StandardSwashes Property

Gets or sets a value that specifies the index of a standard swashes form.

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

public int StandardSwashes { get; set; }
<object Typography.StandardSwashes="int"/>

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The index of the standard swashes form. The default value is 0 (zero).

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.

Swashes are decorative glyphs that use elaborate ornamentation often associated with calligraphy. The following text displays standard and swash glyphs for the Pescadero font.

Example of standard and swash glyphs

Text using OpenType standard and swash glyphs

Swashes are often used as decorative elements in short phrases such as event announcements. The following text uses swashes to emphasize the capital letters of the name of the event.

Example of swashes used for capital letters

Text using OpenType swashes

The following code example shows how to define swashes for a font, using the StandardSwashes property.

<Paragraph FontFamily="Pescadero" TextBlock.TextAlignment="Center">
  Wishing you a<LineBreak/>
  <Run Typography.StandardSwashes="1" FontSize="36">Happy New Year!</Run>

If the value of StandardSwashes is greater than zero and the selected font does not support standard swashes forms at the given index value, the default form of the letter is displayed.

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