direction property

Specifies the reading order of the object.

Syntax

Integer value = object.put_direction( v);Integer value = object.get_direction(* sDirection);

Property values

Type: BSTR

ltr (ltr)

Initial value. Content flows left to right.

rtl (rtl)

Content flows right to left.

inherit (inherit)

Content flow is inherited.

String format

ltr | rtl

CSS information

Applies To All elements
Media visual
Inherited 1
Initial Value ltr

Standards information

Remarks

The property does not affect alphanumeric characters in Latin documents. These characters always render ltr. However, the property does affect punctuation characters in Latin documents.

The property pertains only to the directional flow of an element's content. It has no effect on properties such as IHTMLCSSStyleDeclaration::left or IHTMLCSSStyleDeclaration::right, IHTMLCSSStyleDeclaration::marginLeft or IHTMLCSSStyleDeclaration::marginRight. The IHTMLCSSStyleDeclaration::marginLeft property, for example, sets or retrieves the width of the margin on the left side of the document regardless of the value of the IHTMLCSSStyleDeclaration::direction property.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows XP

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003

Header

Mshtml.h

IDL

Mshtml.idl

DLL

Mshtml.dll

See also

Reference

IHTMLElement2::dir

Conceptual

HTML Character Sets