TextBlock.Padding TextBlock.Padding TextBlock.Padding TextBlock.Padding Property

Definition

Gets or sets a value that indicates the thickness of padding space between the boundaries of the content area, and the content displayed by a TextBlock.

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

Property Value

A Thickness structure specifying the amount of padding to apply, in device independent pixels. The default is NaN.

Examples

The following example shows how to set the Padding attribute of a TextBlock element.

<TextBlock 
  Name="textBlock"
  
  Background="AntiqueWhite" 
  Foreground="Navy" 
  
  FontFamily="Century Gothic"
  FontSize="12"
  FontStretch="UltraExpanded"
  FontStyle="Italic"
  FontWeight="UltraBold"
  
  LineHeight="Auto"
  Padding="5,10,5,10"
  TextAlignment="Center"
  TextWrapping="Wrap"
  
  Typography.NumeralStyle="OldStyle"
  Typography.SlashedZero="True"
>
  <Run Background="LightGreen">Text run 1.</Run>
  <LineBreak/><Run Background="LightBlue">Text run 2.</Run>
  <LineBreak/><Run Background="LightYellow">Text run 3.</Run>
</TextBlock>

The following example shows how to set the Padding property programmatically.

TextBlock textBlock = new TextBlock(new Run("A bit of text content..."));

textBlock.Background              = Brushes.AntiqueWhite;
textBlock.Foreground              = Brushes.Navy;

textBlock.FontFamily              = new FontFamily("Century Gothic");
textBlock.FontSize                = 12;
textBlock.FontStretch             = FontStretches.UltraExpanded;
textBlock.FontStyle               = FontStyles.Italic;
textBlock.FontWeight              = FontWeights.UltraBold;

textBlock.LineHeight              = Double.NaN;
textBlock.Padding                 = new Thickness(5, 10, 5, 10);
textBlock.TextAlignment           = TextAlignment.Center;
textBlock.TextWrapping            = TextWrapping.Wrap;

textBlock.Typography.NumeralStyle = FontNumeralStyle.OldStyle;
textBlock.Typography.SlashedZero  = true;
Dim textBlock As New TextBlock(New Run("A bit of text content..."))

textBlock.Background = Brushes.AntiqueWhite
textBlock.Foreground = Brushes.Navy

textBlock.FontFamily = New FontFamily("Century Gothic")
textBlock.FontSize = 12
textBlock.FontStretch = FontStretches.UltraExpanded
textBlock.FontStyle = FontStyles.Italic
textBlock.FontWeight = FontWeights.UltraBold

textBlock.LineHeight = Double.NaN
textBlock.Padding = New Thickness(5, 10, 5, 10)
textBlock.TextAlignment = TextAlignment.Center
textBlock.TextWrapping = TextWrapping.Wrap

textBlock.Typography.NumeralStyle = FontNumeralStyle.OldStyle
textBlock.Typography.SlashedZero = True

Remarks

Padding can be described as uniform in all directions (Padding="10"), or as four distinct values that represent left, top, right, and bottom padding independently (Padding="5,0,10,20").

If a specified padding thickness exceeds the corresponding content area dimension (for example, the sum of the left and right padding widths exceeds the content area width), the thickness of the padding is proportionally reduced to be no greater than the relevant content area dimension.

XAML Attribute Usage

<object Padding="uniformThickness"/>  
- or -  
<object Padding="independentThickness"/>  
- or -  
<object Padding="qualifiedUniformThickness"/>  
- or -  
<object Padding="qualifiedIndependentThickness"/>  

XAML Values

uniformThickness
String representation of a single Double value to apply uniformly to all four thickness dimensions. For example, a value of "10" is equivalent to a value of "10,10,10,10". An unqualified value is measured in device independent pixels. Strings need not explicitly include decimal points.

independentThickness
String representation of four ordered Double values corresponding to independent thickness dimensions for left, top, right, and bottom, in this order. The four values must be separated with commas; spaces are not allowed. For example, "5,10,15,20" results in 5 pixels of padding to the left of content, 10 pixels of padding above content, 15 pixels of padding to the right of content, and 20 pixels of padding below the content.

qualifiedUniformThickness
A value described by uniformThickness followed by one of the following unit specifiers: px, in.

px (default) is device-independent units (1/96th inch per unit)

in is inches; 1in==96px

For example, "1in" provides uniform padding of 1 inch in all directions.

qualifiedIndependentThickness
A value described by independentThickness, with each independent value followed by one of the following unit specifiers: px, in.

px (default) is device-independent units (1/96th inch per unit)

in is inches; 1in==96px

For example, "1.5in,0.8in,1.5in,0.8in". Unit specifiers may be mixed or omitted from one or more values.

Dependency Property Information

Identifier field PaddingProperty
Metadata properties set to true AffectsMeasure

Applies to