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TextBlock.Text Property

Gets or sets the text contents of a TextBlock. This is a dependency property.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation
[LocalizabilityAttribute(LocalizationCategory.Text)]
public string Text { get; set; }
<object Text="string" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.String
The text contents of this TextBlock. Note that all non-text content is stripped out, resulting in a plain text representation of the TextBlock contents. The default is String.Empty.

Identifier field

TextProperty

Metadata properties set to true

AffectsMeasure, AffectsRender

The following example shows how to set the Text attribute of a TextBlock element.

<TextBlock Text="The text contents of this TextBlock element."/>

Alternately, the contents of a text run may simply be contained by TextBlock element tags.

The following example shows how to set the Text property programmatically.

TextBlock textBlock = new TextBlock();
textBlock.Text = "The text contents of this TextBlock.";

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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
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