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TextBox.TextAlignment Property

Gets or sets how the text should be aligned in the text box.

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

public TextAlignment TextAlignment { get; set; }
<TextBox TextAlignment="textAlignmentValue"/>

XAML Values


A named constant of the TextAlignment enumeration, such as Center.

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.TextAlignment
One of the TextAlignment enumeration values. The default is Left.

Dependency property identifier field: TextAlignmentProperty.

This property returns the current alignment. Setting this property adjusts the contents of the text box to reflect the specified alignment.

The following code snippets show how you can use the TextAlignment property in XAML and code.

    <TextBox Margin="20,20,0,0" Text="A text box that demonstrates TextWrapping, TextAlignment, MaxLength, and AcceptsReturn" Width="300" Height="50" TextWrapping="Wrap" TextAlignment="Center" MaxLength="500" AcceptsReturn="True" />
    <TextBox Margin="20,20,0,0" Text="A text box that demonstrates HorizontalScrollBarVisibility and VerticalScrollBarVisibility" Width="300" Height="50" AcceptsReturn="True" HorizontalScrollBarVisibility="Visible" VerticalScrollBarVisibility="Visible" />

public Page()

private void CreateControls()
    //Create stack panel
    StackPanel MyStackPanel = new StackPanel();

    //Create the first text box
    TextBox MyTB1 = new TextBox();
    MyTB1.Width = 300;
    MyTB1.Height = 50;
    MyTB1.Text = "A text box that demonstrates TextWrapping, TextAlignment, MaxLength and AcceptsReturn";
    MyTB1.TextWrapping = TextWrapping.Wrap;
    MyTB1.TextAlignment = TextAlignment.Center;
    MyTB1.MaxLength = 500;
    MyTB1.AcceptsReturn = true;
    MyTB1.Margin = new Thickness(20, 20, 0, 0);

    //Create the second text box
    TextBox MyTB2 = new TextBox();
    MyTB2.Margin = new Thickness(20, 20, 0, 0);
    MyTB2.Text = "A text box that demonstrates HorizontalScrollBarVisibility and VerticalScrollBarVisibility";
    MyTB2.Width = 300;
    MyTB2.Height = 50;
    MyTB2.AcceptsReturn = true;
    MyTB2.HorizontalScrollBarVisibility = ScrollBarVisibility.Visible;
    MyTB2.VerticalScrollBarVisibility = ScrollBarVisibility.Visible;

    //Add the text boxes to the stack panel
    this.Content = MyStackPanel;


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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