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TextBoxBase.Text Property

Gets or sets the current text in the text box.

[Visual Basic]
Overrides Public Property Text As String
[C#]
public override string Text {get; set;}
[C++]
public: __property String* get_Text();
public: __property void set_Text(String*);
[JScript]
public override function get Text() : String;
public override function set Text(String);

Property Value

The text displayed in the control.

Remarks

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 65KB of memory for the TextBox control.

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

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following 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.

[Visual Basic] 
Public Sub CreateMyMultilineTextBox()
    ' Create an instance of a TextBox control.
    Dim textBox1 As 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!"
End Sub


[C#] 
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!";
 }
 

[C++] 
public:
    void CreateMyMultilineTextBox() {
        // Create an instance of a TextBox control.
        TextBox __gc *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 = S"Welcome!";
    };

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

See Also

TextBoxBase Class | TextBoxBase Members | System.Windows.Forms Namespace | Lines | Multiline

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