TextDecorations.Underline Property

Definition

Specifies an underline TextDecoration.

public:
 static property System::Windows::TextDecorationCollection ^ Underline { System::Windows::TextDecorationCollection ^ get(); };
public static System.Windows.TextDecorationCollection Underline { get; }
member this.Underline : System.Windows.TextDecorationCollection
Public Shared ReadOnly Property Underline As TextDecorationCollection

Property Value

A value that represents an underline TextDecoration.

Examples

The following illustration shows a text decoration that has been styled with a linear gradient brush and a dashed pen.

Text decoration with linear gradient underline
Example of an underline styled with a linear gradient brush and dashed pen

In the following code example, an underline text decoration is created by using a linear gradient brush for the dashed pen.

// Use a linear gradient pen for the underline text decoration.
private void SetLinearGradientUnderline()
{
    // Create an underline text decoration. Default is underline.
    TextDecoration myUnderline = new TextDecoration();

    // Create a linear gradient pen for the text decoration.
    Pen myPen = new Pen();
    myPen.Brush = new LinearGradientBrush(Colors.Yellow, Colors.Red, new Point(0, 0.5), new Point(1, 0.5));
    myPen.Brush.Opacity = 0.5;
    myPen.Thickness = 1.5;
    myPen.DashStyle = DashStyles.Dash;
    myUnderline.Pen = myPen;
    myUnderline.PenThicknessUnit = TextDecorationUnit.FontRecommended;

    // Set the underline decoration to a TextDecorationCollection and add it to the text block.
    TextDecorationCollection myCollection = new TextDecorationCollection();
    myCollection.Add(myUnderline);
    TextBlock3.TextDecorations = myCollection;
}
' Use a linear gradient pen for the underline text decoration.
Private Sub SetLinearGradientUnderline()
    ' Create an underline text decoration. Default is underline.
    Dim myUnderline As New TextDecoration()

    ' Create a linear gradient pen for the text decoration.
    Dim myPen As New Pen()
    myPen.Brush = New LinearGradientBrush(Colors.Yellow, Colors.Red, New Point(0, 0.5), New Point(1, 0.5))
    myPen.Brush.Opacity = 0.5
    myPen.Thickness = 1.5
    myPen.DashStyle = DashStyles.Dash
    myUnderline.Pen = myPen
    myUnderline.PenThicknessUnit = TextDecorationUnit.FontRecommended

    ' Set the underline decoration to a TextDecorationCollection and add it to the text block.
    Dim myCollection As New TextDecorationCollection()
    myCollection.Add(myUnderline)
    TextBlock3.TextDecorations = myCollection
End Sub
<!-- Use a linear gradient pen for the underline text decoration. -->
<TextBlock FontSize="36">the lazy brown dog.
  <TextBlock.TextDecorations>
    <TextDecorationCollection>
      <TextDecoration  
        PenThicknessUnit="FontRecommended">
        <TextDecoration.Pen>
          <Pen Thickness="1.5">
            <Pen.Brush>
              <LinearGradientBrush Opacity="0.5"
                StartPoint="0,0.5"  EndPoint="1,0.5">
                <LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops>
                  <GradientStop Color="Yellow" Offset="0" />
                  <GradientStop Color="Red" Offset="1" />
                </LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops>
              </LinearGradientBrush>
            </Pen.Brush>
            <Pen.DashStyle>
              <DashStyle Dashes="2"/>
            </Pen.DashStyle>
          </Pen>
        </TextDecoration.Pen>
      </TextDecoration>
    </TextDecorationCollection>
  </TextBlock.TextDecorations>
</TextBlock>

Remarks

The following example shows the location of an underline text decoration relative to the text.

Diagram of text decoration locations
Example of an underline text decoration

By default, Hyperlink uses a TextDecoration object to display an underline. For more information, see How to: Specify Whether a Hyperlink is Underlined.

Applies to