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WrapPanel.Orientation Property


Gets or sets a value that specifies the dimension in which child content is arranged.

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

Public Property Orientation As Orientation

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Controls.Orientation

An Orientation value that represents the physical orientation of content within the WrapPanel as horizontal or vertical. The default value is Horizontal.

If the Orientation property is set to Horizontal, child content forms horizontal rows first and if necessary forms vertical stacks of rows. If the Orientation property is set to Vertical, child content is first positioned in a vertical column, and if there is not enough space, wrapping occurs and additional columns in the horizontal dimension are added.

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The following example demonstrates how to set the Orientation property in Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML).

<Page xmlns="" WindowTitle="WrapPanel Properties Sample">
  <Border HorizontalAlignment="Left" VerticalAlignment="Top" BorderBrush="Black" BorderThickness="2">
        <WrapPanel Orientation="Horizontal" Background="Azure" ItemWidth="25" ItemHeight="25" Height="200" Width="200">
            <Button Width="200">Button 1</Button>
            <Button>Button 2</Button>
            <Button>Button 3</Button>

The following example demonstrates how to set the Orientation property by using code.

WindowTitle = "WrapPanel Sample"

' Instantiate a new WrapPanel and set properties
Dim myWrapPanel As New WrapPanel()
myWrapPanel.Background = Brushes.Azure
myWrapPanel.Orientation = Orientation.Horizontal

myWrapPanel.Width = 200
myWrapPanel.HorizontalAlignment = Windows.HorizontalAlignment.Left
myWrapPanel.VerticalAlignment = Windows.VerticalAlignment.Top

' Define 3 button elements. The last three buttons are sized at width 
' of 75, so the forth button wraps to the next line.
Dim btn1 As New Button()
btn1.Content = "Button 1"
btn1.Width = 200
Dim btn2 As New Button()
btn2.Content = "Button 2"
btn2.Width = 75
Dim btn3 As New Button()
btn3.Content = "Button 3"
btn3.Width = 75
Dim btn4 As New Button()
btn4.Content = "Button 4"
btn4.Width = 75

' Add the buttons to the parent WrapPanel using the Children.Add method.

' Add the WrapPanel to the Page as Content
Me.Content = myWrapPanel

<Page xmlns="" WindowTitle="WrapPanel Sample">
  <Border HorizontalAlignment="Left" VerticalAlignment="Top" BorderBrush="Black" BorderThickness="2">
        <WrapPanel Background="LightBlue" Width="200" Height="100">
            <Button Width="200">Button 1</Button>
            <Button>Button 2</Button>
            <Button>Button 3</Button>
            <Button>Button 4</Button>

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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