FrameworkElement.FlowDirection Property

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Gets or sets the direction that text and other user interface elements flow within any parent element that controls their layout.

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


Public Property FlowDirection As FlowDirection
public FlowDirection FlowDirection { get; set; }
<frameworkElement FlowDirection="flowDirectionValue"/>

XAML Values

  • flowDirectionValue
    A constant name from the FlowDirection enumeration, either LeftToRight or RightToLeft.

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.FlowDirection
The direction that text and other UI elements flow within their parent element, as a value of the enumeration. The default value is LeftToRight.


Dependency property identifier field: FlowDirectionProperty

This property is not automatically set as part of any application culture information, because an element might contain content that is not necessarily intended to obey the general flow direction implied by the culture information.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1


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