RichTextBox.BulletIndent RichTextBox.BulletIndent RichTextBox.BulletIndent RichTextBox.BulletIndent Property

Definition

Gets or sets the indentation used in the RichTextBox control when the bullet style is applied to the text.

public:
 property int BulletIndent { int get(); void set(int value); };
public int BulletIndent { get; set; }
member this.BulletIndent : int with get, set
Public Property BulletIndent As Integer

Property Value

The number of pixels inserted as the indentation after a bullet. The default is zero.

Exceptions

The specified indentation was less than zero.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SelectionBullet property with the BulletIndent, SelectionFont, SelectedText, and SelectionColor properties to create a bulleted list in a RichTextBox control. This example requires that a RichTextBox control named richTextBox1 is created on a form.

private:
   void WriteTextToRichTextBox()
   {
      // Clear all text from the RichTextBox;
      richTextBox1->Clear();

      // Indent bulleted text 30 pixels away from the bullet.
      richTextBox1->BulletIndent = 30;

      // Set the font for the opening text to a larger Arial font;
      richTextBox1->SelectionFont = gcnew System::Drawing::Font( "Arial",16 );

      // Assign the introduction text to the RichTextBox control.
      richTextBox1->SelectedText = "The following is a list of bulleted items:\n";

      // Set the Font for the first item to a smaller size Arial font.
      richTextBox1->SelectionFont = gcnew System::Drawing::Font( "Arial",12 );

      // Specify that the following items are to be added to a bulleted list.
      richTextBox1->SelectionBullet = true;

      // Set the color of the item text.
      richTextBox1->SelectionColor = Color::Red;

      // Assign the text to the bulleted item.
      richTextBox1->SelectedText = "Apples"
      "\n";

      // Apply same font since font settings do not carry to next line.
      richTextBox1->SelectionFont = gcnew System::Drawing::Font( "Arial",12 );
      richTextBox1->SelectionColor = Color::Orange;
      richTextBox1->SelectedText = "Oranges"
      "\n";
      richTextBox1->SelectionFont = gcnew System::Drawing::Font( "Arial",12 );
      richTextBox1->SelectionColor = Color::Purple;
      richTextBox1->SelectedText = "Grapes"
      "\n";

      // End the bulleted list.
      richTextBox1->SelectionBullet = false;

      // Specify the font size and string for text displayed below bulleted list.
      richTextBox1->SelectionFont = gcnew System::Drawing::Font( "Verdana",10 );
      richTextBox1->SelectedText = "The bulleted text is indented 30 pixels from the bullet symbol using the BulletIndent property.\n";
   }
private void WriteTextToRichTextBox()
{
   // Clear all text from the RichTextBox;
   richTextBox1.Clear();
   // Indent bulleted text 30 pixels away from the bullet.
   richTextBox1.BulletIndent = 30;
   // Set the font for the opening text to a larger Arial font;
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = new Font("Arial", 16);
   // Assign the introduction text to the RichTextBox control.
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "The following is a list of bulleted items:\n";
   // Set the Font for the first item to a smaller size Arial font.
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = new Font("Arial", 12);
   // Specify that the following items are to be added to a bulleted list.
   richTextBox1.SelectionBullet = true;
   // Set the color of the item text.
   richTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Red;
   // Assign the text to the bulleted item.
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Apples" + "\n";
   // Apply same font since font settings do not carry to next line.
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = new Font("Arial", 12);
   richTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Orange;
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Oranges" + "\n";
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = new Font("Arial", 12);
   richTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Purple;
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Grapes" + "\n";
   // End the bulleted list.
   richTextBox1.SelectionBullet = false;
   // Specify the font size and string for text displayed below bulleted list.
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = new Font("Verdana", 10);
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "The bulleted text is indented 30 pixels from the bullet symbol using the BulletIndent property.\n";
}
Private Sub WriteTextToRichTextBox()
   ' Clear all text from the RichTextBox;
   richTextBox1.Clear()
   ' Indent bulleted text 30 pixels away from the bullet.
   richTextBox1.BulletIndent = 30
   ' Set the font for the opening text to a larger Arial font;
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = New Font("Arial", 16)
   ' Assign the introduction text to the RichTextBox control.
   RichTextBox1.SelectedText = "The following is a list of bulleted items:" + ControlChars.Cr
   ' Set the Font for the first item to a smaller size Arial font.
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = New Font("Arial", 12)
   ' Specify that the following items are to be added to a bulleted list.
   richTextBox1.SelectionBullet = True
   ' Set the color of the item text.
   richTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Red
   ' Assign the text to the bulleted item.
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Apples" + ControlChars.Cr
   ' Apply same font since font settings do not carry to next line.
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = New Font("Arial", 12)
   richTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Orange
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Oranges" + ControlChars.Cr
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = New Font("Arial", 12)
   richTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Purple
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "Grapes" + ControlChars.Cr
   ' End the bulleted list.
   richTextBox1.SelectionBullet = False
   ' Specify the font size and string for text displayed below bulleted list.
   richTextBox1.SelectionFont = New Font("Verdana", 10)
   richTextBox1.SelectedText = "The bulleted text is indented 30 pixels from the bullet symbol using the BulletIndent property." + ControlChars.Cr
End Sub

Remarks

To apply the bullet style to a paragraph of text, set the SelectionBullet property to true and then set the BulletIndent property to the number of pixels that the text should be indented. The paragraph will have the bullet style applied to it with the specified amount of indentation after the bullet. This property only affects the current paragraph within the control's text and the currently selected bullet in a list of bulleted items. To apply a different indentation level to an entire list of bulleted items, all the text of the bulleted items must be selected before setting the BulletIndent property.

Applies to

See also