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FlowLayoutPanel.FlowDirection Property

Gets or sets a value indicating the flow direction of the FlowLayoutPanel control.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public FlowDirection FlowDirection { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.FlowDirection
One of the FlowDirection values indicating the direction of consecutive placement of controls in the panel. The default is LeftToRight.

The FlowDirection property is the default property for the FlowLayoutPanel class.

The following code example sets the value of FlowDirection depending on the selected RadioButton.

    private void flowTopDownBtn_CheckedChanged(
		System.Object sender, 
		System.EventArgs e)
    {
        this.FlowLayoutPanel1.FlowDirection = FlowDirection.TopDown;
    }

    private void flowBottomUpBtn_CheckedChanged(
		System.Object sender, 
		System.EventArgs e)
    {
        this.FlowLayoutPanel1.FlowDirection = FlowDirection.BottomUp;
    }

    private void flowLeftToRight_CheckedChanged(
		System.Object sender, 
		System.EventArgs e)
    {
        this.FlowLayoutPanel1.FlowDirection = FlowDirection.LeftToRight;
    }

    private void flowRightToLeftBtn_CheckedChanged(
		System.Object sender, 
		System.EventArgs e)
    {
        this.FlowLayoutPanel1.FlowDirection = FlowDirection.RightToLeft;
    }

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

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, 2.0
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