HorizontalAlignment Enum

Definition

Specifies how an object or text in a control is horizontally aligned relative to an element of the control.

public enum class HorizontalAlignment
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(true)]
public enum HorizontalAlignment
type HorizontalAlignment = 
Public Enum HorizontalAlignment
Inheritance
HorizontalAlignment
Attributes

Fields

Center 2

The object or text is aligned in the center of the control element.

Left 0

The object or text is aligned on the left of the control element.

Right 1

The object or text is aligned on the right of the control element.

Examples

This example shows how to use the HorizontalAlignment enumeration to align the text to the left, right, or in the center of a control element. First, create a TextBox with a specific size, and add a text string to it. Then, use the enumeration member Center to align the text in the center of the TextBox. The example assumes that you have created a Form named Form1 and a TextBox named textBox1.

private:
   void Form1_Load( Object^ /*sender*/, System::EventArgs^ /*e*/ )
   {
      // Add a text String* to the TextBox.
      textBox1->Text = "Hello World!";

      // Set the size of the TextBox.
      textBox1->AutoSize = false;
      textBox1->Size = System::Drawing::Size( Width, Height / 3 );

      // Align the text in the center of the control element.
      textBox1->TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment::Center;
   }
private void Form1_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    // Add a text string to the TextBox.
    textBox1.Text = "Hello World!";
    
    // Set the size of the TextBox.
    textBox1.AutoSize = false;
    textBox1.Size = new Size(Width, Height/3);
    
    // Align the text in the center of the control element. 
    textBox1.TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment.Center;							
}
Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
    ' Add a text string to the TextBox.
    TextBox1.Text = "Hello World!"

    ' Set the size of the TextBox.
    TextBox1.AutoSize = False
    TextBox1.Size = New Size(Width, Height/3)

    ' Align the text in the center of the control element. 
    TextBox1.TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment.Center
End Sub

Remarks

This enumeration is used in numerous classes. A partial list of these classes is CheckedListBox, ColumnHeader, ComboBox, ControlPaint, Label, ListBox, Control, RichTextBox, and TextBox.

Applies to