Inline.FlowDirection Inline.FlowDirection Inline.FlowDirection Inline.FlowDirection Property

Definition

Gets or sets a value that specifies the relative direction for flow of content within a Inline 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

A member of the FlowDirection enumeration specifying the relative flow direction. Getting this property returns the currently effective flow direction. Setting this property causes the contents of the Inline element to re-flow in the indicated direction.

The default value is LeftToRight.

Examples

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

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

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

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

Remarks

The flow direction of content typically corresponds to the innate flow direction of the language being represented. Hebrew and Arabic provide examples of languages that naturally flow from right-to-left. English, German, and Russian provide 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 then the default of LeftToRight, you must specify it yourself.

Dependency Property Information

Identifier field FlowDirectionProperty
Metadata properties set to true Inherits, AffectsParentArrange

Applies to