TextBlock.Text Property

Gets or sets the text contents of a TextBlock.

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

Use this property when you want to show plain text in a TextBlock. When you need to format the text, add Inline objects to the Inlines property.

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.";

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.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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