ShapeBaseZOrder Property

Determines the display order of overlapping shapes.

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

Property Value

Type: Int32

Has effect only for top level shapes.

The default value is 0.

The number represents the stacking precedence. A shape with a higher number will be displayed as if it were overlapping (in "front" of) a shape with a lower number.

The order of overlapping shapes is independent for shapes in the header and in the main text of the document.

The display order of child shapes in a group shape is determined by their order inside the group shape.

Creates a textbox with some text and different formatting options in a new document.
Document doc = new Document();

// Create a new shape of type TextBox
Shape textBox = new Shape(doc, ShapeType.TextBox);

// Set some settings of the textbox itself
// Set the wrap of the textbox to inline
textBox.WrapType = WrapType.None;
// Set the horizontal and vertical alignment of the text inside the shape
textBox.HorizontalAlignment = HorizontalAlignment.Center;
textBox.VerticalAlignment = VerticalAlignment.Top;

// Set the textbox height and width
textBox.Height = 50;
textBox.Width = 200;

// Set the textbox in front of other shapes with a lower ZOrder
textBox.ZOrder = 2;

// Let's create a new paragraph for the textbox manually and align it in the center
// Make sure we add the new nodes to the textbox as well
textBox.AppendChild(new Paragraph(doc));
Paragraph para = textBox.FirstParagraph;
para.ParagraphFormat.Alignment = ParagraphAlignment.Center;

// Add some text to the paragraph
Run run = new Run(doc);
run.Text = "Content in textbox";

// Append the textbox to the first paragraph in the body

// Save the output
doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "Shape.CreateTextBox.doc");
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