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RichTextBox.BulletIndent Property

Gets or sets the indentation used in the RichTextBox control when the bullet style is applied to the text.

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

public int BulletIndent { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The number of pixels inserted as the indentation after a bullet. The default is zero.


The specified indentation was less than zero.

To apply the bullet style to a paragraph of text, set the SelectionBullet property to true and then set the BulletIndent property to the number of pixels that the text should be indented. The paragraph will have the bullet style applied to it with the specified amount of indentation after the bullet. This property only affects the current paragraph within the control's text and the currently selected bullet in a list of bulleted items. To apply a different indentation level to an entire list of bulleted items, all the text of the bulleted items must be selected before setting the BulletIndent property.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SelectionBullet property with the BulletIndent, SelectionFont, SelectedText, and SelectionColor properties to create a bulleted list in a RichTextBox control. This example requires that a RichTextBox control named richTextBox1 is created on a form.

private void WriteTextToRichTextBox()
   // Clear all text from the RichTextBox;
   // Indent bulleted text 30 pixels away from the bullet.
   richTextBox1.BulletIndent = 30;
   // Set the font for the opening text to a larger Arial font;
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = new Font("Arial", 16);
   // Assign the introduction text to the RichTextBox control.
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "The following is a list of bulleted items:\n";
   // Set the Font for the first item to a smaller size Arial font.
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = new Font("Arial", 12);
   // Specify that the following items are to be added to a bulleted list.
   richTextBox1.SelectionBullet = true;
   // Set the color of the item text.
   richTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Red;
   // Assign the text to the bulleted item.
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Apples" + "\n";
   // Apply same font since font settings do not carry to next line.
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = new Font("Arial", 12);
   richTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Orange;
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Oranges" + "\n";
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = new Font("Arial", 12);
   richTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Purple;
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Grapes" + "\n";
   // End the bulleted list.
   richTextBox1.SelectionBullet = false;
   // Specify the font size and string for text displayed below bulleted list.
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = new Font("Verdana", 10);
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "The bulleted text is indented 30 pixels from the bullet symbol using the BulletIndent property.\n";

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.