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Paragraph Class

Provides a block-level content element that is used to group content into a paragraph.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Documents
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: Not mapped to an xmlns.

[ContentPropertyAttribute("Inlines", true)]
public sealed class Paragraph : Block
<Paragraph .../>
-or-
<Paragraph ...>
  oneOrMoreInlines
</Paragraph>
-or-
<Paragraph ...>
  mixedContent
</Paragraph>

XAML Values

oneOrMoreInlines

One or more elements that derive from the Inline type. Elements declared here become items in the Paragraph.Inlines collection.

mixedContent

A mixture of inner text and elements that derive from the Inline type. See Remarks.

The Paragraph type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodParagraphInitializes a new instance of the Paragraph class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyCharacterSpacingGets or sets the distance between characters of text in the control measured in 1000ths of the font size. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertyContentEndGets a TextPointer that represents the end of the content in the element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertyContentStartGets a TextPointer that represents the start of content in the element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertyDispatcherGets the Dispatcher this object is associated with. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public propertyElementEndGets a TextPointer that represents the position just after the end of the element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertyElementStartGets a TextPointer that represents the position just before the start of the element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertyFontFamilyGets or sets the preferred top-level font family for the content of the element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertyFontSizeGets or sets the font size for the content of the element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertyFontStretchGets or sets the glyph width of the font in a family to select. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertyFontStyleGets or sets the font style for the content in this element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertyFontWeightGets or sets the top-level font weight to select from the font family for the content in this element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertyForegroundGets or sets the Brush to apply to the content in this element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertyInlinesGets an InlineCollection containing the top-level Inline elements that include the contents of the Paragraph.
Public propertyLanguageGets or sets the language of the content within an TextElement element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertyLineHeightGets or sets the height of each line of content. (Inherited from Block.)
Public propertyLineStackingStrategyGets or sets a value that indicates how a line box is determined for each line of text in a Block. (Inherited from Block.)
Public propertyNameGets or sets a unique identification for the object. Name can only be set from initial parsing of XAML. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertyTextAlignmentGets or sets the horizontal alignment of the text content. (Inherited from Block.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodCheckAccessDetermines whether the calling thread has access to this object. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodClearValueClears the local value of a dependency property. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodFindNameGets an object in the Windows Phone object model by referencing the object's x:Name or Name attribute value. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public methodGetAnimationBaseValueReturns any base value established for a Windows Phone dependency property, which would apply in cases where an animation is not active. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetValueReturns the current effective value of a dependency property from a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodOnCreateAutomationPeerReturns a class-specific AutomationPeer implementation for use by the Windows Phone automation infrastructure. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public methodReadLocalValueReturns the local value of a dependency property, if a local value is set. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSetValueSets the local value of a dependency property on a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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A Paragraph element is used to group content into a paragraph. The simplest use of Paragraph is to create a paragraph of text in a RichTextBox.

In addition to plain text, a Paragraph element can host other Inline elements. The following are the valid child elements:

Mixed Content in XAML

The Paragraph element supports a content model that allows you to mix text and Inline elements in its XAML content. An implicit Run element is created for each block of text. Then, both the Run and Inline elements are added to the Paragraph.Inlines collection. Mixed content is not permitted in most other XAML content models. However, you can use mixed content in Paragraph, Span, and TextBlock.

The following example shows how to create a RichTextBox with a paragraph and some bold text in XAML and code.


<!--A RichTextBox with intial content in it.-->
<RichTextBox VerticalScrollBarVisibility="Auto">
    <Paragraph>
        A RichTextBox with <Bold>initial content</Bold> in it.
    </Paragraph>
</RichTextBox>



//A RichTextBox with intial content in it.
private void ContentRTB()
{
    //Create a new RichTextBox with its VerticalScrollBarVisibility property set to Auto.
    RichTextBox MyRTB = new RichTextBox();
    MyRTB.VerticalScrollBarVisibility = ScrollBarVisibility.Auto;

    // Create a Run of plain text and some bold text.
    Run myRun1 = new Run();
    myRun1.Text = "A RichTextBox with ";
    Bold myBold = new Bold();
    myBold.Inlines.Add("initial content ");
    Run myRun2 = new Run();
    myRun2.Text = "in it.";

    // Create a paragraph and add the Run and Bold to it.
    Paragraph myParagraph = new Paragraph();
    myParagraph.Inlines.Add(myRun1);
    myParagraph.Inlines.Add(myBold);
    myParagraph.Inlines.Add(myRun2);

    // Add the paragraph to the RichTextBox.
    MyRTB.Blocks.Add(myParagraph);

    //Add the RichTextBox to the StackPanel.
    MySP.Children.Add(MyRTB);
}


Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1

Windows Phone

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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