How do I align text within textbox so is is centered vertically

In VB.NET I would to align the text within textboxes to be centered vertically, rather than the default which seems to be top left.  I can only find ways to change the horizontal alignment.
Is it possible?
bmsdevAsked:
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Paul_Harris_FusionCommented:
I don't believe so - unless you are prepared to sub-class the text box and handle the painting yourself

Public Class MyTextBox
    Inherits Windows.Forms.TextBox

    Public Enum VerticalAlignmentType
        Top
        Centre
        Bottom
    End Enum

    Private m_VerticalAlignment As VerticalAlignmentType
    Public Property VerticalAlignment() As VerticalAlignmentType
        Get
            Return m_VerticalAlignment
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As VerticalAlignmentType)
            m_VerticalAlignment = value
        End Set
    End Property

    Protected Overrides Sub OnPaint(ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.PaintEventArgs)
        '''''
    End Sub

End Class

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Moe DeShongCommented:
I use infragistics controls and it is built in.  Doesn't seem to be on the standard MS controls.
Paul_Harris_FusionCommented:
As Moed says, you can look at buying a commercial library.

Another option is to use Windows Presentation Foundation instead of WinForms.
The WPF textboxes have a lot more control including over vertical alignment.

However,  this is a big change if you have a significant investment in Winforms.  We would like to convert our Winforms controls to WPF but it is quite a daunting jump....
bmsdevAuthor Commented:
I was half expecting that.  Thanks anyway.
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