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CheckBox.Text Property

Gets or sets the text label associated with the CheckBox.

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

[BindableAttribute(true)]
public virtual string Text { get; set; }
<asp:CheckBox Text="String" />

Property Value

Type: System.String
The text label associated with the CheckBox. The default value is String.Empty.

Use this property to specify the text label associated with the CheckBox control. This property can also be used to programmatically get the text label associated with the CheckBox control.

Caution noteCaution

This control can be used to display user input, which might include malicious client script. Check any information that is sent from a client for executable script, SQL statements, or other code before displaying it in your application. ASP.NET provides an input request validation feature to block script and HTML in user input. Validation server controls are also provided to assess user input. For more information, see How to: Consume Events in a Web Forms Application.

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
How to: Add CheckBox Web Server Controls to a Web Forms Page (Visual Studio)Building ASP .NET Web Applications in Visual Studio
Walkthrough: Validating User Input in a Web Forms PageBuilding ASP .NET Web Applications in Visual Studio

The following example demonstrates how to use the Text property to specify the text label associated with the CheckBox control.

NoteNote

The following code sample uses the single-file code model and may not work correctly if copied directly into a code-behind file. This code sample must be copied into an empty text file that has an .aspx extension. For more information on the Web Forms code model, see ASP.NET Web Forms Page Code Model.


<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>CheckBox CheckedChanged Example</title>
<script runat="server">

      void Check_Clicked(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         // Calculate the subtotal and display the result in currency format.
         // Include tax if the check box is selected.
         Message.Text = CalculateTotal(checkbox1.Checked).ToString("c");

      }

      void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      {

         // Display the subtotal without tax when the page is first loaded.
         if(!IsPostBack)
         {

            // Calculate the subtotal and display the result in currency format.
            Message.Text = CalculateTotal(false).ToString("c");

         }

      }

      double CalculateTotal(bool Taxable)
      {

         // Calculate the subtotal for the example.
         double Result = 1.99 + 2.99 + 3.99;

         // Add tax, if applicable.
         if(Taxable)
         {
            Result += Result * 0.086;
         }

         return Result; 

      }

   </script>

</head>

<body>

   <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>CheckBox CheckedChanged Example</h3>

      Select whether to include tax in the subtotal.

      <br /><br />

      <table border="1" cellpadding="5">

         <tr>

            <th colspan="2">

               Shopping cart

            </th>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td>

               Item 1

            </td>

            <td>

               $1.99

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td>

               Item 2

            </td>

            <td>

               $2.99

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td>

               Item 3

            </td>

            <td>

               $3.99

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td>

               <b>Subtotal</b>

            </td>

            <td>

               <asp:Label id="Message" runat="server"/>

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td colspan="2">

               <asp:CheckBox id="checkbox1" runat="server"
                    AutoPostBack="True"
                    Text="Include 8.6% sales tax"
                    TextAlign="Right"
                    OnCheckedChanged="Check_Clicked"/>

            </td>

         </tr>

      </table>

   </form>

</body>

</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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