TextBox.Text Property

Gets or sets the text contents of the text box. 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>
  String
</object>

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string containing the text contents of the text box. The default is an empty string ("").

Identifier field

TextProperty

Metadata properties set to true

BindsTwoWayByDefault, Journal

Getting this property returns a string copy of the contents of the text box. Setting this property replaces the contents of the text box with the specified string.

This property does not support animation.

When used in data-binding scenarios, this property uses the default update behavior of UpdateSourceTrigger.LostFocus.

This example shows how to use the Text property to set the initial text contents of a TextBox control.

<TextBox Name="tbSettingText">
  Initial text contents of the TextBox.
</TextBox>
tbSettingText.Text = "Initial text contents of the TextBox.";

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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