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

Shape.ZOrder Property

Gets or sets the shape’s position in the z-order.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.API.Native

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


int ZOrder { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

An integer that specifies the shape’s position in the z-order.


When you insert a new shape in code, its ZOrder value is equal to 0. Change the ZOrder value to move the shape in front of or behind other shapes in the collection.

The example below uses the Shape.ZOrder property to position a picture behind the specified drawing object and sets the picture’s Shape.TextWrapping property to BehindText.


document.LoadDocument("FirstLook.docx", DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.DocumentFormat.OpenXml);
Shape myPicture = document.Shapes[1];
myPicture.VerticalAlignment = ShapeVerticalAlignment.Top;
myPicture.ZOrder = document.Shapes[0].ZOrder - 1;
myPicture.TextWrapping = TextWrappingType.BehindText;
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