Simple​Orientation Simple​Orientation Simple​Orientation Enum


Indicates the orientation of the device.

public enum SimpleOrientationpublic enum SimpleOrientationPublic Enum SimpleOrientation
Windows 10 requirements
Device family
Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)


The Faceup and Facedown values are supported for tablet devices. You can use them to support power management: As long as the orientation is Faceup, your application will continue to run; but, once the orientation is Facedown, your application can pause or enter "sleep mode".


Facedown Facedown Facedown

The device is face-down and the display is hidden from the user.

Faceup Faceup Faceup

The device is face-up and the display is visible to the user.

NotRotated NotRotated NotRotated

The device is not rotated.

Rotated180DegreesCounterclockwise Rotated180DegreesCounterclockwise Rotated180DegreesCounterclockwise

The device is rotated 180-degrees counter-clockwise.

Rotated270DegreesCounterclockwise Rotated270DegreesCounterclockwise Rotated270DegreesCounterclockwise

The device is rotated 270-degrees counter-clockwise.

Rotated90DegreesCounterclockwise Rotated90DegreesCounterclockwise Rotated90DegreesCounterclockwise

The device is rotated 90-degrees counter-clockwise.