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ShapeText Interface

Provides access to a shape’s text format settings.

Namespace: DevExpress.Spreadsheet

Assembly: DevExpress.Spreadsheet.v24.1.Core.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Spreadsheet.Core


public interface ShapeText

The following members return ShapeText objects:


Use the Shape.ShapeText property to access the ShapeText object.

Use the ShapeText properties to format the shape text. You can change the text alignment (ShapeText.VerticalAnchor, ShapeText.HorizontalAnchor), orientation (ShapeText.Orientation), margins, etc.

Access a specific text range using the ShapeText.Characters method. Use the ShapeTextRange.Text property to change the range’s content. The ShapeTextRange.Font and ShapeTextRange.ParagraphFormat properties provide access to the range’s font and paragraph options.


ShapeText shapeText = shape4.ShapeText;

//Create a text range:
ShapeTextRange range = shapeText.Characters();

//Specify the shape's text 
range.Text = "Shape ";

//Set font properties:
range.Font.Bold = true;
range.Font.Color = Color.YellowGreen;

//Add new text range after the existing text
//And specify the font parameters:         
ShapeTextRange range2 = range.AddAfter("Text");
range2.Font.Italic = true;
range2.Font.Name = "Arial";
range2.Font.Color = Color.BurlyWood;

//Define the text's vertical and horizontal alignment:
shapeText.VerticalAnchor = ShapeTextVerticalAnchorType.Center;
shapeText.HorizontalAnchor = ShapeTextHorizontalAnchorType.Center;
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