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.NET Framework 4.5.2+

TabInfo.Leader Property

Gets or sets the tab leader style, i.e. the symbol used as a tab leader.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.API.Native

Assembly: DevExpress.RichEdit.v22.2.Core.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.RichEdit.Core


public TabLeaderType Leader { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A TabLeaderType enumeration member specifying tab leader style.


The Leader property specifies the character which shall be used to fill in the space created by a tab which ends at this tab stop. This character shall be repeated as required to completely fill the tab spacing generated by the tab character.

The code sample below sets the document measurement Document.Unit to inches and specifies tab stops. Tab stops are set and updated for the target paragraph only.

View Example

using XtraRichEdit.API.Native;
using DevExpress.Office;

using (var wordProcessor = new RichEditDocumentServer())
    Document document  = wordProcessor.Document;

    document.Unit = DocumentUnit.Inch;

    // Access first paragraph tabs
    TabInfoCollection tabs = document.Paragraphs[0].BeginUpdateTabs(true);

    // Set the first tab stop at 2.5 inch
    TabInfo tab1 = new TabInfo();
    tab1.Position = 2.5f;
    tab1.Alignment = TabAlignmentType.Left;
    tab1.Leader = TabLeaderType.MiddleDots;

    // Set the second tab stop at 5.5 inch
    TabInfo tab2 = new TabInfo();
    tab2.Position = 5.5f;
    tab2.Alignment = TabAlignmentType.Decimal;
    tab2.Leader = TabLeaderType.EqualSign;


[BeginUpdateTabs] xref:DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.API.Native.Paragraph.BeginUpdateTabs(System.Boolean)

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