Display Text Right-To-Left in Silverlight 4

Silverlight 4 comes with a new FlowDirection property that helps set the direction of text. This new property is particularly useful for Arabic text that flows from right-to-left. Here’s how to use this property. We have two TextBoxes in our example, one with the default FlowDirection of LeftToRight and the other with the FlowDirection of RightToLeft.

<UserControl x:Class="SilverlightApplication2.MainPage"
xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008"
xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006"
mc:Ignorable="d"
d:DesignHeight="300" d:DesignWidth="400">
<
Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="White">
<
TextBox HorizontalAlignment="Left" VerticalAlignment="Top"
Margin="10,20,0,0" Height="30" Width="280"
Name="txtLR" Text="This Text is Left To Right" />
<
TextBox HorizontalAlignment="Left" VerticalAlignment="Top"
Margin="10,70,0,0" Height="30" Width="280"
Name="txtRL" Text="This Text is Right To Left"
FlowDirection="RightToLeft" />
</
Grid>
</
UserControl>

OUTPUT

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Really?? I would never have guessed that setting the FlowDirection property to "RightToLeft" would do this.

Anonymous said...

Why does the "RightToLeft" options change my Text

"Hello World:"
to
":Hello World"

why does the ":" move to the front?