Block.FlowDirection Block.FlowDirection Block.FlowDirection Block.FlowDirection Property

Definition

Gets or sets the relative direction for flow of content within a Block element.

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

Property Value

One of the FlowDirection values that specifies the relative flow direction. The default is LeftToRight.

Examples

The following example shows how to set the FlowDirection attribute of a Block element (Paragraph).

<FlowDocument>
  <Paragraph FlowDirection="LeftToRight">
    This paragraph will flow from left to right.
  </Paragraph>
</FlowDocument>

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

Paragraph par = new Paragraph(new Run("This paragraph will flow from left to right."));
par.FlowDirection = FlowDirection.LeftToRight;
Dim par As New Paragraph(New Run("This paragraph will flow from left to right."))
par.FlowDirection = FlowDirection.LeftToRight

Remarks

Getting this property returns the currently effective flow direction. Setting this property causes the contents of the Block element to re-flow in the indicated direction.

The flow direction of content typically corresponds to the innate flow direction of the language being represented. Hebrew and Arabic are examples of languages that naturally flow from right to left. English, German, and Russian are examples of languages that naturally flow from left to right.

Note

The value of this property is not automatically changed to match the language used by the operating system. If you need to use a different value than the default of LeftToRight, you must specify it yourself.

Dependency Property Information

Identifier field FlowDirectionProperty
Metadata properties set to true Inherits, AffectsParentArrange

Applies to