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TextDirection Enumeration

Represents a direction of the text flow for the parent element.

Namespace: SautinSoft.Document
Assembly: SautinSoft.Document (in SautinSoft.Document.dll) Version: 2024.3.11
Syntax
public enum TextDirection
Members
Member nameValueDescription
LeftToRight0 The text in the parent element shall flow from left to right horizontally.
TopToBottom1 The text in the parent element shall flow from top to bottom vertically.
BottomToTop2 The text in the parent element shall flow from bottom to top vertically.
Example

See Developer Guide: How to create a table and apply formatting in a document

How to create a table and apply formatting in a document in C#
using System;
using SautinSoft.Document;
using SautinSoft.Document.Tables;

namespace Sample
{
    class Sample
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            // Get your free 30-day key here:   
            // https://sautinsoft.com/start-for-free/

            TableFormat();
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// How to create a table and apply formatting in a document. 
        /// </summary>
        /// <remarks>
        /// Details: https://sautinsoft.com/products/document/help/net/developer-guide/table-format.php
        /// </remarks>        
        public static void TableFormat()
        {
            string documentPath = @"TableFormat.docx";

            // Let's create a new document.
            DocumentCore dc = new DocumentCore();

            // Add a new section.
            Section s = new Section(dc);
            dc.Sections.Add(s);

            Table table = new Table(dc);
            table.TableFormat.AutomaticallyResizeToFitContents = false;
            table.TableFormat.Alignment = HorizontalAlignment.Center;
            table.TableFormat.Borders.SetBorders(MultipleBorderTypes.Outside, BorderStyle.Dotted, Color.DarkBlue, 2.0);

            table.Columns.Add(new TableColumn() { PreferredWidth = 50 });
            table.Columns.Add(new TableColumn() { PreferredWidth = 80 });
            table.Columns.Add(new TableColumn() { PreferredWidth = 100 });
            table.Columns.Add(new TableColumn() { PreferredWidth = 120 });
            table.Columns.Add(new TableColumn() { PreferredWidth = 80 });

            TableRow row = new TableRow(dc);
            row.RowFormat.Height = new TableRowHeight(100, HeightRule.AtLeast);
            table.Rows.Add(row);

            TableCell cell1 = new TableCell(dc, new Paragraph(dc, "PDF is Portable Document Format"));
            cell1.CellFormat.TextDirection = TextDirection.TopToBottom;
            cell1.CellFormat.BackgroundColor = Color.Yellow;
            cell1.CellFormat.Padding = new Padding(5);
            cell1.CellFormat.Borders.SetBorders(MultipleBorderTypes.Outside, BorderStyle.Dotted, Color.Yellow, 1.0);
            row.Cells.Add(cell1);

            TableCell cell2 = new TableCell(dc, new Paragraph(dc, "DOCX is Office Open XML"));
            cell2.CellFormat.VerticalAlignment = VerticalAlignment.Center;
            cell2.CellFormat.Borders.SetBorders(MultipleBorderTypes.Outside, BorderStyle.Dotted, Color.Black, 1.0);
            row.Cells.Add(cell2);

            row.Cells.Add(new TableCell(dc, new Paragraph(dc, "HTML is Hypertext Markup Language"))
            {
                CellFormat = new TableCellFormat()
                {
                    BackgroundColor = Color.Pink                   
                }
            });

            row.Cells.Add(new TableCell(dc, new Paragraph(dc, "Images: jpeg, png, bmp, tiff")
            {
                ParagraphFormat = new ParagraphFormat()
                {
                    Alignment = HorizontalAlignment.Center
                }
            })
            {
                CellFormat = new TableCellFormat()
                {
                    VerticalAlignment = VerticalAlignment.Center,
                    BackgroundColor = Color.Purple
                }
            });

            TableCell cell5 = new TableCell(dc, new Paragraph(dc, "RTF is Rich Text Format"));
            cell5.CellFormat.TextDirection = TextDirection.BottomToTop;
            cell5.CellFormat.Padding = new Padding(5);
            cell5.CellFormat.Borders.SetBorders(MultipleBorderTypes.Outside, BorderStyle.Dashed, Color.Red, 1.0);
            row.Cells.Add(cell5);

            // Add the table into the section.
            s.Blocks.Add(table);

            // Save our document DOCX.
            dc.Save(documentPath);

            // Open the result for demonstration purposes.
            System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(new System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo(documentPath) { UseShellExecute = true });
        }
    }
}
How to create a table and apply formatting in a document in VB.Net
Imports System
Imports SautinSoft.Document
Imports SautinSoft.Document.Tables

Module Sample
    Sub Main()
        TableFormat()
    End Sub
    ''' Get your free 30-day key here:   
    ''' https://sautinsoft.com/start-for-free/
    ''' <summary>
    ''' How to create a table and apply formatting in a document. 
    ''' </summary>
    ''' <remarks>
    ''' Details: https://sautinsoft.com/products/document/help/net/developer-guide/table-format.php
    ''' </remarks>
    Sub TableFormat()
        Dim documentPath As String = "TableFormat.docx"

        ' Let's create a new document.
        Dim dc As New DocumentCore()

        ' Add a new section.
        Dim s As New Section(dc)
        dc.Sections.Add(s)


        Dim table As New Table(dc)
        table.TableFormat.AutomaticallyResizeToFitContents = False
        table.TableFormat.Alignment = HorizontalAlignment.Center
        table.TableFormat.Borders.SetBorders(MultipleBorderTypes.Outside, BorderStyle.Dotted, Color.DarkBlue, 2.0)

        table.Columns.Add(New TableColumn() With {.PreferredWidth = 50})
        table.Columns.Add(New TableColumn() With {.PreferredWidth = 80})
        table.Columns.Add(New TableColumn() With {.PreferredWidth = 100})
        table.Columns.Add(New TableColumn() With {.PreferredWidth = 120})
        table.Columns.Add(New TableColumn() With {.PreferredWidth = 80})

        Dim row As New TableRow(dc)
        row.RowFormat.Height = New TableRowHeight(100, HeightRule.AtLeast)
        table.Rows.Add(row)

        Dim cell1 As New TableCell(dc, New Paragraph(dc, "PDF is Portable Document Format"))
        cell1.CellFormat.TextDirection = TextDirection.TopToBottom
        cell1.CellFormat.BackgroundColor = Color.Yellow
        cell1.CellFormat.Padding = New Padding(5)
        cell1.CellFormat.Borders.SetBorders(MultipleBorderTypes.Outside, BorderStyle.Dotted, Color.Yellow, 1.0)
        row.Cells.Add(cell1)

        Dim cell2 As New TableCell(dc, New Paragraph(dc, "DOCX is Office Open XML"))
        cell2.CellFormat.VerticalAlignment = VerticalAlignment.Center
        cell2.CellFormat.Borders.SetBorders(MultipleBorderTypes.Outside, BorderStyle.Dotted, Color.Black, 1.0)
        row.Cells.Add(cell2)

        row.Cells.Add(New TableCell(dc, New Paragraph(dc, "HTML is Hypertext Markup Language")) With {
            .CellFormat = New TableCellFormat() With {.BackgroundColor = Color.Pink}
        })

        row.Cells.Add(New TableCell(dc, New Paragraph(dc, "Images: jpeg, png, bmp, tiff") With
        {
            .ParagraphFormat = New ParagraphFormat() With
            {.Alignment = HorizontalAlignment.Center}
        }) With {
            .CellFormat = New TableCellFormat() With {
                .VerticalAlignment = VerticalAlignment.Center,
                .BackgroundColor = Color.Purple
            }
        })

        Dim cell5 As New TableCell(dc, New Paragraph(dc, "RTF is Rich Text Format"))
        cell5.CellFormat.TextDirection = TextDirection.BottomToTop
        cell5.CellFormat.Padding = New Padding(5)
        cell5.CellFormat.Borders.SetBorders(MultipleBorderTypes.Outside, BorderStyle.Dashed, Color.Red, 1.0)
        row.Cells.Add(cell5)

        ' Add the table into the section.
        s.Blocks.Add(table)

        ' Save our document into DOCX format.
        dc.Save(documentPath)

        ' Open the result for demonstration purposes.
        System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(New System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo(documentPath) With {.UseShellExecute = True})
    End Sub

End Module
See Also