BaselineAlignment BaselineAlignment BaselineAlignment BaselineAlignment Enum

Definition

Describes how the baseline for a text-based element is positioned on the vertical axis, relative to the established baseline for text.

public enum class BaselineAlignment
public enum BaselineAlignment
type BaselineAlignment = 
Public Enum BaselineAlignment
Inheritance
BaselineAlignmentBaselineAlignmentBaselineAlignmentBaselineAlignment

Fields

Baseline Baseline Baseline Baseline 3

A baseline that is aligned at the actual baseline of the containing box.

Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom 2

A baseline that is aligned at the lower edge of the containing box.

Center Center Center Center 1

A baseline that is aligned to the center of the containing box.

Subscript Subscript Subscript Subscript 6

A baseline that is aligned at the subscript position of the containing box.

Superscript Superscript Superscript Superscript 7

A baseline that is aligned at the superscript position of the containing box.

TextBottom TextBottom TextBottom TextBottom 5

A baseline that is aligned at the lower edge of the text baseline.

TextTop TextTop TextTop TextTop 4

A baseline that is aligned at the upper edge of the text baseline.

Top Top Top Top 0

A baseline that is aligned to the upper edge of the containing box.

Examples

The following example shows how to use the BaselineAlignment property to align text within a containing box (in this case, a Paragraph).

<Page xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
  xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml">
  <FlowDocumentReader>
    <FlowDocument ColumnWidth="800">
      <Paragraph Background="Blue">

        <!-- The large text forces a large containing box size for the paragraph.
             The smaller text fragments align themselves vertically within this  
             box according to their BaselineAlignment values. -->
        <Span FontSize="40">Baseline:</Span>
        <Span BaselineAlignment="Baseline">Baseline</Span>
        <Span BaselineAlignment="Top">Top</Span>
        <Span BaselineAlignment="Bottom">Bottom</Span>
        <Span BaselineAlignment="Center">Center</Span>
      </Paragraph>
      <Paragraph Background="Green">

        <!-- The BaselineAlignment values of Subscript and Superscript below
             force the containing box to be larger then it normally would be. -->
        <Span FontSize="40">Baseline:</Span>
        <Span BaselineAlignment="Subscript">Subscript</Span>
        <Span BaselineAlignment="Baseline">Baseline</Span>
        <Span BaselineAlignment="Superscript">Superscript</Span>
      </Paragraph>
      <Paragraph Background="Yellow" LineHeight="60" LineStackingStrategy="BlockLineHeight">

        <!-- A deliberate BlockLineHeight stacking strategy change, to show the difference between Top/TextTop 
        and Bottom/TextBottom-->
        <Span FontSize="40" BaselineAlignment="Baseline">Baseline:</Span>
        <Span BaselineAlignment="Top">Top</Span>
        <Span BaselineAlignment="TextTop">TextTop</Span>
        <Span BaselineAlignment="Bottom">Bottom</Span>
        <Span BaselineAlignment="TextBottom">TextBottom</Span>
      </Paragraph>
    </FlowDocument>
  </FlowDocumentReader>
</Page>

The following illustration shows the result of the code above.

Baseline Alignment

Applies to

See Also