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ToolStripItem.Text Property

Gets or sets the text that is to be displayed on the item.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

'Declaration
Public Overridable Property Text As String

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string representing the item's text. The default value is the empty string ("").

You can create an access key to the item by adding an ampersand ("&") before a letter in the text value. For more information, see How to: Create Access Keys for Windows Forms Controls.

ToolStripItem uses the Text property as the default source for the ToolTip content. Set AutoToolTip to false to use ToolTipText as the source for ToolTip content.

The following code example demonstrates how to set the Text, Overflow, and TextDirection properties, and handle the Click event. To run this example, paste the following code into a form that contains a ToolStrip named movingToolStrip and call InitializeMovingToolStrip in the form's constructor or Load event handler.

    Friend WithEvents changeDirectionButton As ToolStripButton

    Private Sub InitializeMovingToolStrip()
        changeDirectionButton = New ToolStripButton()

        movingToolStrip.AutoSize = True
        movingToolStrip.RenderMode = ToolStripRenderMode.System

        changeDirectionButton.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270
        changeDirectionButton.Overflow = ToolStripItemOverflow.Never
        changeDirectionButton.Text = "Change Alignment"
        movingToolStrip.Items.Add(changeDirectionButton)
    End Sub 


    Public Sub changeDirectionButton_Click(ByVal sender As Object, _
        ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles changeDirectionButton.Click

        Dim item As ToolStripItem = CType(sender, ToolStripItem)

        If item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270 _
            OrElse item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical90 Then

            item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Horizontal
            movingToolStrip.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top
        Else
            item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270
            movingToolStrip.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Left
        End If 

    End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.3, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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