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

Shape.TextWrapping Property

Specifies how a shape is surrounded by text.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.API.Native

Assembly: DevExpress.RichEdit.v21.1.Core.dll


TextWrappingType TextWrapping { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

An enumeration member that specifies how text wraps around the shape.


Use the TextWrapping property to specify whether the text wraps around, over or behind a shape.

The TextWrapping property for shapes located in a header or footer can be set only to TextWrappingType.BehindText or TextWrappingType.InFrontOfText.

Polygonal wrap modes (Through and Tight) are interpreted as Square when a document is displayed in the Rich Text Editor. These modes are available for compatibility reasons so that they are not lost when the document is resaved.

The example below demonstrates how to wrap text around a shape.

Wrap text around a rectangle

Document document = wordProcessor.Document;
// Set the measurement unit to inches.
document.Unit = DevExpress.Office.DocumentUnit.Inch;

// Create a rectangle with a folded corner.
Shape rectangle = document.Shapes.InsertShape(document.CreatePosition(100), ShapeGeometryPreset.FoldedCorner);
// Center the rectangle on the page.
rectangle.RelativeHorizontalPosition = ShapeRelativeHorizontalPosition.Page;
rectangle.HorizontalAlignment = ShapeHorizontalAlignment.Center;
rectangle.RelativeVerticalPosition = ShapeRelativeVerticalPosition.Page;
rectangle.VerticalAlignment = ShapeVerticalAlignment.Center;

// Wrap text around the rectangle.
rectangle.TextWrapping = TextWrappingType.Square;

// Set the distance between the rectangle and text.
rectangle.MarginTop = 0.1f;
rectangle.MarginBottom = 0.1f;
rectangle.MarginLeft = 0.2f;
rectangle.MarginRight = 0.2f;

Inline drawing objects

Set the Shape.TextWrapping property to TextWrappingType.InLineWithText to convert a floating object to an inline shape.

The example below demonstrates how to insert an inline shape.

An inline shape

Document document = wordProcessor.Document;
// Set the measurement unit to inches.
document.Unit = DevExpress.Office.DocumentUnit.Inch;

// Append text to the document.
document.AppendText("The plus sign is a binary operator that indicates addition.");

// Create a plus sign.
Shape rectangle = document.Shapes.InsertShape(document.CreatePosition(13), ShapeGeometryPreset.Plus);
// Set the shape size.
rectangle.Size = new SizeF(0.25f, 0.25f);

// Place the shape in line with text.
rectangle.TextWrapping = TextWrappingType.InLineWithText;
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