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TextBoxBase.Text Property

Gets or sets the current text in the text box.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

[LocalizableAttribute(true)] 
public override string Text { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_Text ()

/** @property */
public void set_Text (String value)

public override function get Text () : String

public override function set Text (value : String)

Property Value

The text displayed in the control.

To display multiple lines of text in a text box, set the Multiline property to true. To read or set the text of a multiline text box, use the Lines property. The amount of text that can be entered in the RichTextBox control is limited only by available system memory.

Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition Platform Note: The amount of text that can be stored in the Text property is limited to 65 KB of memory for the TextBox control.

Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003 Platform Note: The amount of text that can be stored in the Text property is limited to the amount available system memory.

The following code example uses TextBox, a derived class, to create a multiline TextBox control with vertical scroll bars. This example also uses the AcceptsTab, AcceptsReturn, and WordWrap properties to make the multiline text box control useful for creating text documents.

public void CreateMyMultilineTextBox()
 {
    // Create an instance of a TextBox control.
    TextBox textBox1 = new TextBox();
    
    // Set the Multiline property to true.
    textBox1.Multiline = true;
    // Add vertical scroll bars to the TextBox control.
    textBox1.ScrollBars = ScrollBars.Vertical;
    // Allow the RETURN key in the TextBox control.
    textBox1.AcceptsReturn = true;
    // Allow the TAB key to be entered in the TextBox control.
    textBox1.AcceptsTab = true;
    // Set WordWrap to true to allow text to wrap to the next line.
    textBox1.WordWrap = true;
    // Set the default text of the control.
    textBox1.Text = "Welcome!" + Environment.NewLine + "Second Line";
 }

public void CreateMyMultilineTextBox()
{
    // Create an instance of a TextBox control.
    TextBox textBox1 = new TextBox();
    // Set the Multiline property to true.
    textBox1.set_Multiline(true);
    // Add vertical scroll bars to the TextBox control.
    textBox1.set_ScrollBars(ScrollBars.Vertical);
    // Allow the RETURN key in the TextBox control.
    textBox1.set_AcceptsReturn(true);
    // Allow the TAB key to be entered in the TextBox control.
    textBox1.set_AcceptsTab(true);
    // Set WordWrap to true to allow text to wrap to the next line.
    textBox1.set_WordWrap(true);
    // Set the default text of the control.
    textBox1.set_Text("Welcome!" + Environment.get_NewLine()
        + "Second Line");
} //CreateMyMultilineTextBox

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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