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Button.Text Property

Gets or sets the text caption displayed in the Button control.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

'Declaration
<BindableAttribute(True)> _
Public Property Text As String
'Usage
Dim instance As Button 
Dim value As String 

value = instance.Text

instance.Text = value
<asp:Button Text="String" />

Property Value

Type: System.String
The text caption displayed in the Button control. The default value is String.Empty.

Implements

IButtonControl.Text

Use the Text property to specify or determine the caption to display in the Button control.

The value of this property, when set, can be saved automatically to a resource file by using a designer tool. For more information, see LocalizableAttribute and ASP.NET Globalization and Localization.

TopicLocation
Walkthrough: Creating a Basic Web Page with Code Separation in Visual Web DeveloperBuilding ASP .NET Web Applications in Visual Studio

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Text property to specify the caption displayed in the Button control.

<%@ Page Language="VB" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<script runat="server">

    Sub GreetingBtn_Click(ByVal sender As Object, _
                          ByVal e As EventArgs)

        ' When the button is clicked, 
        ' change the button text, and disable it. 

        Dim clickedButton As Button = sender
        clickedButton.Text = "...button clicked..."
        clickedButton.Enabled = False 

        ' Display the greeting label text.
        GreetingLabel.Visible = True 
    End Sub

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>Button Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
      <h3>Simple Button Example</h3>

      <asp:Button id="Button1"
           Text="Click here for greeting..."
           OnClick="GreetingBtn_Click" 
           runat="server"/>
      <br />
      <br />
      <asp:Label ID="GreetingLabel" runat="server" 
                 Visible="false" Text="Hello World!" />
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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