ShapeTextPath Property

Defines the text of the text path (of a WordArt object).

Namespace:  Aspose.Words.Drawing
Assembly:  Aspose.Words (in Aspose.Words.dll) Version: 20.5
public TextPath TextPath { get; }

Property Value

Type: TextPath
Shows how to work with WordArt.
public void InsertTextPaths()
    Document doc = new Document();

    // Insert a WordArt object and capture the shape that contains it in a variable
    Shape shape = AppendWordArt(doc, "Bold & Italic", "Arial", 240, 24, Color.White, Color.Black, ShapeType.TextPlainText);

    // View and verify various text formatting settings
    shape.TextPath.Bold = true;
    shape.TextPath.Italic = true;


    Assert.AreEqual(36.0, shape.TextPath.Size);
    Assert.AreEqual("Bold & Italic", shape.TextPath.Text);
    Assert.AreEqual(ShapeType.TextPlainText, shape.ShapeType);

    // Toggle whether or not to display text
    shape = AppendWordArt(doc, "On set to true", "Calibri", 150, 24, Color.Yellow, Color.Red, ShapeType.TextPlainText);
    shape.TextPath.On = true;

    shape = AppendWordArt(doc, "On set to false", "Calibri", 150, 24, Color.Yellow, Color.Red, ShapeType.TextPlainText);
    shape.TextPath.On = false;

    // Apply kerning
    shape = AppendWordArt(doc, "Kerning: VAV", "Times New Roman", 90, 24, Color.Orange, Color.Red, ShapeType.TextPlainText);
    shape.TextPath.Kerning = true;

    shape = AppendWordArt(doc, "No kerning: VAV", "Times New Roman", 100, 24, Color.Orange, Color.Red, ShapeType.TextPlainText);
    shape.TextPath.Kerning = false;

    // Apply custom spacing, on a scale from 0.0 (none) to 1.0 (default)
    shape = AppendWordArt(doc, "Spacing set to 0.1", "Calibri", 120, 24, Color.BlueViolet, Color.Blue, ShapeType.TextCascadeDown);
    shape.TextPath.Spacing = 0.1;

    // Rotate letters 90 degrees to the left, text is still laid out horizontally
    shape = AppendWordArt(doc, "RotateLetters", "Calibri", 200, 36, Color.GreenYellow, Color.Green, ShapeType.TextWave);
    shape.TextPath.RotateLetters = true;

    // Set the x-height to equal the cap height
    shape = AppendWordArt(doc, "Same character height for lower and UPPER case", "Calibri", 300, 24, Color.DeepSkyBlue, Color.DodgerBlue, ShapeType.TextSlantUp);
    shape.TextPath.SameLetterHeights = true;

    // By default, the size of the text will scale to always fit the size of the containing shape, overriding the text size setting
    shape = AppendWordArt(doc, "FitShape on", "Calibri", 160, 24, Color.LightBlue, Color.Blue, ShapeType.TextPlainText);
    shape.TextPath.Size = 24.0;

    // If we set FitShape to false, the size of the text will defy the shape bounds and always keep the size value we set below
    // We can also set TextPathAlignment to align the text
    shape = AppendWordArt(doc, "FitShape off", "Calibri", 160, 24, Color.LightBlue, Color.Blue, ShapeType.TextPlainText);
    shape.TextPath.FitShape = false;
    shape.TextPath.Size = 24.0;
    shape.TextPath.TextPathAlignment = TextPathAlignment.Right;

    doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "Shape.InsertTextPaths.docx");

/// <summary>
/// Insert a new paragraph with a WordArt shape inside it.
/// </summary>
private static Shape AppendWordArt(Document doc, string text, string textFontFamily, double shapeWidth, double shapeHeight, Color wordArtFill, Color line, ShapeType wordArtShapeType)
    // Insert a new paragraph
    Paragraph para = (Paragraph)doc.FirstSection.Body.AppendChild(new Paragraph(doc));

    // Create an inline Shape, which will serve as a container for our WordArt, and append it to the paragraph
    // The shape can only be a valid WordArt shape if the ShapeType assigned here is a WordArt-designated ShapeType
    // These types will have "WordArt object" in the description and their enumerator names will start with "Text..."
    Shape shape = new Shape(doc, wordArtShapeType);
    shape.WrapType = WrapType.Inline;

    // Set the shape's width and height
    shape.Width = shapeWidth;
    shape.Height = shapeHeight;

    // These color settings will apply to the letters of the displayed WordArt text
    shape.FillColor = wordArtFill;
    shape.StrokeColor = line;

    // The WordArt object is accessed here, and we will set the text and font like this
    shape.TextPath.Text = text;
    shape.TextPath.FontFamily = textFontFamily;

    return shape;
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