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TextBox::TextAlign Property

Gets or sets how text is aligned in a TextBox control.

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

public:
property HorizontalAlignment TextAlign {
	HorizontalAlignment get ();
	void set (HorizontalAlignment value);
}

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms::HorizontalAlignment
One of the HorizontalAlignment enumeration values that specifies how text is aligned in the control. The default is HorizontalAlignment.Left.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidEnumArgumentException

A value that is not within the range of valid values for the enumeration was assigned to the property.

You can use this property to align the text within a TextBox to match the layout of text on your form. For example, if your controls are all located on the right side of the form, you can set the TextAlign property to HorizontalAlignment.Right, and the text will be aligned with the right side of the control instead of the default left alignment.

The following code example creates a TextBox control that is used to accept a password. This example uses the CharacterCasing property to change all characters typed to lowercase, and the MaxLength property to restrict the password length to eight characters. This example also uses the TextAlign property to center the password in the TextBox control.

public:
   void CreateMyPasswordTextBox()
   {
      // Create an instance of the TextBox control.
      TextBox^ textBox1 = gcnew TextBox;
      // Set the maximum length of text in the control to eight.
      textBox1->MaxLength = 8;
      // Assign the asterisk to be the password character.
      textBox1->PasswordChar = '*';
      // Change all text entered to be lowercase.
      textBox1->CharacterCasing = CharacterCasing::Lower;
      // Align the text in the center of the TextBox control.
      textBox1->TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment::Center;
   }

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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