Invokes the built-in dialog box for setting attributes of text frames. This dialog box is only shown, if a text frame is currently selected. The TextFrameCollection.GetItem method can be used to test whether a text frame is selected or not.

Introduced: 12.0.


public DialogResult TextFrameAttributesDialog();
Public Function TextFrameAttributesDialog() As DialogResult


public DialogResult TextFrameAttributesDialog(int activeTab);
Public Function TextFrameAttributesDialog(activeTab as Integer) As DialogResult


Parameter Description
activeTab Specifies the index of the tab, zero-based, that is displayed when the tabbed dialog box is opened. If this parameter is 0, the dialog box shows the tab for setting text wrapping and layout attributes, if this parameter is 1, the dialog box shows the tab for setting size and distances and if it is 2, the dialog shows the tab for setting further textframe attributes such as a frame line or a background color.

Return Value

If the dialog has been left with the Cancel button the return value is DialogResult.Cancel. Otherwise, it is DialogResult.OK.