Gets or sets a value indicating whether control's elements are aligned to support locales using right-to-left fonts.
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
'Declaration Public Overridable Property RightToLeft As RightToLeft 'Usage Dim instance As Control Dim value As RightToLeft value = instance.RightToLeft instance.RightToLeft = value
The property is an ambient property. An ambient property is a control property that, if not set, is retrieved from the parent control. For example, a Button will have the same BackColor as its parent Form by default. For more information about ambient properties, see the AmbientProperties class or the Control class overview.
The property is used for international applications where the language is written from right to left, such as Hebrew or Arabic. When this property is set to RightToLeft.Yes, control elements that include text are displayed from right to left.
If the value of the property is changed at run time, only raw text without formatting is preserved.
The following are a few examples of how control elements are affected by the property value of RightToLeft.Yes :
Horizontal scroll bars start with the scroll box (thumb) right-aligned.
Items in list box, combo box, and up-down controls are right aligned.
AxHost supports right-to-left alignment; however, the effect on an ActiveX control depends on the extent to which the control author implemented support for right-to-left display.
When overriding the property in a derived class, use the base class's property to extend the base implementation. Otherwise, you must provide all the implementation. You are not required to override both the get and set accessors of the property; you can override only one if needed.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98
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