Visual Basic Reference

Visual Studio 6.0

WhatsThisButton Property

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Returns or sets a value that determines whether the What's This button appears in the title bar of a Form object. Read-only at run time.



The object placeholder represents an object expression that evaluates to an object in the Applies To list.


The settings for the WhatsThisButton property are:

Setting Description
True Turns display of the What's This Help button on.
False (Default) Turns display of the What's This Help button off.


The WhatsThisHelp property must be True for the WhatsThisButton property to be True. In addition, the following properties must also be set as shown:

  • ControlBox property = True

  • BorderStyle property = Fixed Single or Sizable

  • MinButton and MaxButton = False


  • BorderStyle property = Fixed Dialog