WHAT'S IN THIS CHAPTER?
Creating flow documents
Creating fixed documents
Creating XPS documents
Creating documents is a large part of WPF. The namespace
System.Windows.Documents supports creating flow and fixed documents. This namespace contains elements with which you can have a rich Word-like experience with flow documents, and create WYSIWYG fixed documents.
Flow documents are geared towards screen reading; the content of the document is arranged based on the size of the window, and the flow of the document changes if the window is resized. Fixed documents are mainly used for printing and page-oriented content and the content is always arranged in the same way.
This chapter teaches you how to create and print flow and fixed documents, and covers the namespaces
System.Windows.Documents, System.Windows.Xps and
To build the content of documents, you need document elements. The base class of these elements is
TextElement. This class defines common properties for font settings, foreground and background, and text effects.
TextElement is the base class for the classes
Inline whose functionality is explored in the following sections.
An important aspect of text is the look of the text and thus the font. With the
TextElement, the font can be specified with the properties
FontWeight, FontStyle, FontStretch, FontSize, and
FontWeight values are defined by the