Span Class

Groups other Inline content elements.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
  System.Windows.DependencyObject
    System.Windows.Documents.TextElement
      System.Windows.Documents.Inline
        System.Windows.Documents.Span
          System.Windows.Documents.Bold
          System.Windows.Documents.Hyperlink
          System.Windows.Documents.Italic
          System.Windows.Documents.Underline

Namespace:  System.Windows.Documents
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)

Syntax

'Declaration
<ContentPropertyAttribute("Inlines", True)> _
Public Class Span _
    Inherits Inline
[ContentPropertyAttribute("Inlines", true)]
public class Span : Inline
<Span .../>
-or-
<Span ...>
  oneOrMoreInlines
</Span>
-or-
<Span ...>
  mixedContent
</Span>

XAML Values

  • oneOrMoreInlines
    One or more elements that derive from the Inline type. Elements declared here become items in the Span.Inlines collection.

  • mixedContent
    A mixture of inner text and elements that derive from the Inline type. See Remarks.

The Span type exposes the following members.

Constructors

  Name Description
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Span Initializes a new instance of the Span class.

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Properties

  Name Description
Public property CharacterSpacing Gets or sets the distance between characters of text in the control measured in 1000ths of the font size. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ContentEnd Gets a TextPointer that represents the end of the content in the element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ContentStart Gets a TextPointer that represents the start of content in the element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Dispatcher Gets the Dispatcher this object is associated with. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ElementEnd Gets a TextPointer that represents the position just after the end of the element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ElementStart Gets a TextPointer that represents the position just before the start of the element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone FontFamily Gets or sets the preferred top-level font family for the content of the element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone FontSize Gets or sets the font size for the content of the element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone FontStretch Gets or sets the glyph width of the font in a family to select. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone FontStyle Gets or sets the font style for the content in this element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone FontWeight Gets or sets the top-level font weight to select from the font family for the content in this element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Foreground Gets or sets the Brush to apply to the content in this element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Inlines Gets an InlineCollection containing the top-level inline elements that include the contents of Span.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Language Gets or sets the language of the content within an TextElement element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Name Gets or sets a unique identification for the object. Name can only be set from initial parsing of XAML. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone TextDecorations Gets or sets a value that specifies the text decorations that are applied to the content in an Inline element. (Inherited from Inline.)

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Methods

  Name Description
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone CheckAccess Determines whether the calling thread has access to this object. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ClearValue Clears the local value of a dependency property. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone FindName Gets an object in the Silverlight object model by referencing the object's x:Name or Name attribute value. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetAnimationBaseValue Returns any base value established for a Silverlight dependency property, which would apply in cases where an animation is not active. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetValue Returns the current effective value of a dependency property from a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnCreateAutomationPeer Returns a class-specific AutomationPeer implementation for use by the Silverlight automation infrastructure. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ReadLocalValue Returns the local value of a dependency property, if a local value is set. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone SetValue Sets the local value of a dependency property on a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

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Remarks

The Span element is used to group other inline content elements. No inherent rendering is applied to content or other elements within a Span element. This means that content is not formatted if it is put inside a Span element without any attributes. However, elements that inherit from Span, such as Hyperlink, Bold, Italic, and Underline apply formatting to text.

Child elements that are contained in a Span element must derive from Inline. The following are the valid child elements:

Mixed Content in XAML

The Span class supports a content model that allows you to mix text and Inline elements in its XAML content. An implicit Run element is created for each block of text. Then, both the Run and Inline elements are added to the Span.Inlines collection. Mixed content is not permitted in most other XAML content models. However, you can use mixed content in Paragraph, Span, and TextBlock. For more information about the Paragraph content model, see the "Content Model" section in RichTextBox Overview.

Version Information

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1

Platforms

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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.