DrawingGridVerticalSpacing Class

Drawing Grid Vertical Grid Unit Size.When the object is serialized out as xml, its qualified name is w:drawingGridVerticalSpacing.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Wordprocessing
Assembly:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml (in DocumentFormat.OpenXml.dll)


Public Class DrawingGridVerticalSpacing _
    Inherits TwipsMeasureType
Dim instance As DrawingGridVerticalSpacing
public class DrawingGridVerticalSpacing : TwipsMeasureType


[ISO/IEC 29500-1 1st Edition] drawingGridVerticalSpacing (Drawing Grid Vertical Grid Unit Size)

This element specifies the width of vertical grid units in this document. The drawing grid is a grid which can be used by applications to help position floating objects in the document.

If this element is omitted, then each vertical grid unit shall be 180 twentieths of a point (0.125") in width.

[Example: Consider the image below illustrating a WordprocessingML document in which all vertical grid units are each 144 twentieths of a point high (and all are showing):


If the vertical gridlines in this document must only be displayed for every half an inch, that requirement would be specified using the following WordprocessingML in the document settings:

<w:drawingGridVerticalSpacing w:val="720" />

The resulting grid would look like the following:


The drawingGridVerticalSpacing element has its val attribute equal to 720, therefore every vertical gridline has a height of one half of an inch (720 twentieths of a point). end example]

Parent Elements

settings (§



val (Measurement in Twentieths of a Point)

Specifies a positive measurement value, specified in twentieths of a point. This value is interpreted based on the context of the parent XML element.

[Example: Consider the following WordprocessingML element with a val attribute containing a positive measurement in twentieths of a point:

<… w:val="720" />

The val attribute has a value of 720, specifying that this measurement value is 720 twentieths of a point (0.5"). This value is interpreted by the parent element as needed. end example]

The possible values for this attribute are defined by the ST_TwipsMeasure simple type (§

[Note: The W3C XML Schema definition of this element’s content model (CT_TwipsMeasure) is located in §A.1. end note]

© ISO/IEC29500: 2008.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also


DrawingGridVerticalSpacing Members

DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Wordprocessing Namespace