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TextBoxBase Class

Implements the basic functionality required by text controls.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

[ClassInterfaceAttribute(ClassInterfaceType.AutoDispatch)] 
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)] 
public abstract class TextBoxBase : Control
/** @attribute ClassInterfaceAttribute(ClassInterfaceType.AutoDispatch) */ 
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
public abstract class TextBoxBase extends Control
ClassInterfaceAttribute(ClassInterfaceType.AutoDispatch) 
ComVisibleAttribute(true) 
public abstract class TextBoxBase extends Control

This class implements the core features of text manipulation controls, such as TextBox and RichTextBox. These include text selection, Clipboard functionality, multiline text control support, and many events.

Notes to Inheritors You do not typically inherit from TextBoxBase. To create your own text control class, inherit from TextBox or RichTextBox.

The following code 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.

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!" + Environment.NewLine + "Second Line";
 }

public void CreateMyMultilineTextBox()
{
    // Create an instance of a TextBox control.
    TextBox textBox1 = new TextBox();
    // Set the Multiline property to true.
    textBox1.set_Multiline(true);
    // Add vertical scroll bars to the TextBox control.
    textBox1.set_ScrollBars(ScrollBars.Vertical);
    // Allow the RETURN key in the TextBox control.
    textBox1.set_AcceptsReturn(true);
    // Allow the TAB key to be entered in the TextBox control.
    textBox1.set_AcceptsTab(true);
    // Set WordWrap to true to allow text to wrap to the next line.
    textBox1.set_WordWrap(true);
    // Set the default text of the control.
    textBox1.set_Text("Welcome!" + Environment.get_NewLine()
        + "Second Line");
} //CreateMyMultilineTextBox

System.Object
   System.MarshalByRefObject
     System.ComponentModel.Component
       System.Windows.Forms.Control
        System.Windows.Forms.TextBoxBase
           System.Windows.Forms.MaskedTextBox
           System.Windows.Forms.RichTextBox
           System.Windows.Forms.TextBox
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0
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