StackPanel.Orientation Property

Definition

Gets or sets a value that indicates the dimension by which child elements are stacked.

public:
 property System::Windows::Controls::Orientation Orientation { System::Windows::Controls::Orientation get(); void set(System::Windows::Controls::Orientation value); };
public System.Windows.Controls.Orientation Orientation { get; set; }
member this.Orientation : System.Windows.Controls.Orientation with get, set
Public Property Orientation As Orientation

Property Value

Orientation

The Orientation of child content.

Examples

The following example shows how to use the Orientation property to specify how elements within a StackPanel are stacked (one on top of the other or side by side).

<Page xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation">

  <!-- This StackPanel stacks two other StackPanels on top of each other. The
       first StackPanel stacks its items horizontally while the second stacks them
       vertically. -->
  <StackPanel>

    <!-- The items under this StackPanel are stacked horizontally. -->
    <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal">
      <Border Background="SkyBlue">
        <TextBlock>Stacked Item #1</TextBlock>
      </Border>
      <Border Background="CadetBlue">
        <TextBlock>Stacked Item #2</TextBlock>
      </Border>
      <Border Background="LightGoldenRodYellow">
        <TextBlock>Stacked Item #3</TextBlock>
      </Border>
    </StackPanel>

    <!-- The items under this StackPanel are stacked Vertically. Note that Orientation 
         has a default value of "Vertical" but in this example the property is explicitely
         set for clarity. -->
    <StackPanel Orientation="Vertical">
      <Border Background="SkyBlue">
        <TextBlock>Stacked Item #1</TextBlock>
      </Border>
      <Border Background="CadetBlue">
        <TextBlock>Stacked Item #2</TextBlock>
      </Border>
      <Border Background="LightGoldenRodYellow">
        <TextBlock >Stacked Item #3</TextBlock>
      </Border>
    </StackPanel>
  </StackPanel>
  
</Page>

The screenshot below shows how this example renders.

StackPanel orientation

Remarks

Dependency Property Information

Identifier field OrientationProperty
Metadata properties set to true AffectsMeasure

Applies to