Visual Basic: Windows Controls

Visual Studio 6.0

Description Property (Button Object)

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Returns or sets the text for a Button object's description, which is displayed in the Customize Toolbar dialog box.


object.Description [= string]

The Description property syntax has these parts:

Part Description
object An object expression that evaluates to a Button object.
string The string displayed in the Customize Toolbar dialog box when the button is selected.


At run time, the Customize Toolbar dialog box can be invoked either by a user double-clicking the Toolbar control or programmatically using the Customize method. In either case, when the user selects a button in the dialog box, a description of the button is displayed in the lower-left corner of the dialog box. The text for that description is set with the Description property.

You can set the Description text when you add a Button object, as follows:

Dim btnX As Button
' Add a button with the Key "save."
Set btnX = Toolbar1.Buttons.Add(,"save")
btnX.Description = "Save a file."