.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Standard 2.0+

ShapeText.HorizontalAnchor Property

Specifies the horizontal alignment of a shape text.

Namespace: DevExpress.Spreadsheet

Assembly: DevExpress.Spreadsheet.v20.1.Core.dll


ShapeTextHorizontalAnchorType HorizontalAnchor { get; set; }
Property HorizontalAnchor As ShapeTextHorizontalAnchorType

Property Value

Type Description

One of the ShapeTextHorizontalAnchorType enumeration values indicating the text's horizontal alignment.


The HorizontalAnchor property allows you specify the text alignment within a shape. Use the ShapeText.VerticalAnchor property to define the shape text's vertical alignment.

Specify the ShapeTextParagraphFormat options to define the alignment of a specific shape text's part. Use the ShapeTextRange.ParagraphFormat property to access these 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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