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TabPage.ToString Method

Returns a string containing the value of the Text property.

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

public override string ToString()

Return Value

Type: System.String
A string containing the value of the Text property.

The following code example creates a TabControl with a TabPage. The ToString method creates a string that includes the Text value for tabPage1 and returns it to the tabPage1 ToolTipText property.

Use the System.Drawing and System.Windows.Forms namespaces for this example.

using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;

public class Form1 : Form
    private TabControl tabControl1;
    private TabPage tabPage1;

    private void MyTabs()
        this.tabControl1 = new TabControl();
        this.tabPage1 = new TabPage();

        this.tabControl1.Location = new Point(25, 25);
        this.tabControl1.Size = new Size(250, 250);
        this.tabControl1.ShowToolTips = true;

        this.tabPage1.Text = "myTabPage1";

        // Creates a string showing the Text value for tabPage1. 
        // Then assigns the string to ToolTipText.  
        this.tabPage1.ToolTipText = tabPage1.ToString();

        this.ClientSize = new Size(300, 300);

    public Form1()

    static void Main() 
        Application.Run(new Form1());

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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