Gets or sets the text associated with this control.
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
Setting the property to a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) or an empty string ("") sets the SelectedIndex to -1. Setting the property to a value that is in the Items collection sets the SelectedIndex to the index of that item. Setting the property to a value that is not in the collection leaves the SelectedIndex unchanged.
The following code example demonstrates how to initialize a ComboBox control by setting the property and using the AddRange method to populate the ComboBox. It also demonstrates handling the DropDown event. To run the example, paste the following code in a form and call the InitializeComboBox method in the form's constructor or Load event.
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)