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TextBlockText Property

Gets or sets the text contents of a TextBlock.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
<[%$TOPIC/ms605770_en-us_VS_110_2_0_0_0_0%]([%$TOPIC/ms605770_en-us_VS_110_2_0_0_0_1%].Text)> _
Public Property Text As [%$TOPIC/ms605770_en-us_VS_110_2_0_0_0_2%]
public [%$TOPIC/ms605770_en-us_VS_110_2_0_1_0_2%] Text { get; set; }
property [%$TOPIC/ms605770_en-us_VS_110_2_0_2_0_2%]^ Text {
	[%$TOPIC/ms605770_en-us_VS_110_2_0_2_0_3%]^ get ();
	void set ([%$TOPIC/ms605770_en-us_VS_110_2_0_2_0_4%]^ value);
member Text : [%$TOPIC/ms605770_en-us_VS_110_2_0_3_0_2%] with get, set
<object Text="[%$TOPIC/ms605770_en-us_VS_110_2_0_4_0_0%]" .../>

Property Value

Type: SystemString
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 StringEmpty.
Dependency Property Information

Identifier field


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.

			Dim textBlock As New TextBlock()
			textBlock.Text = "The text contents of this TextBlock."
TextBlock textBlock = new TextBlock();
textBlock.Text = "The text contents of this TextBlock.";
Version Information

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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.