Text Property

TextBoxBase.Text Property

 

Gets or sets the current text in the text box.

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

public override string Text { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

The text displayed in the control.

To display multiple lines of text in a text box, set the Multiline property to true. To read or set the text of a multiline text box, use the Lines property. The amount of text that can be entered in the RichTextBox control is limited only by available system memory.

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The amount of text that can be stored in the Text property is limited to 65 KB of memory for the TextBox control.

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The amount of text that can be stored in the Text property is limited to the amount available system memory.

The following code example uses TextBox, a derived class, to create a multiline TextBox control with vertical scroll bars. This example also uses the AcceptsTab, AcceptsReturn, and WordWrap properties to make the multiline text box control useful for creating text documents.

public void CreateMyMultilineTextBox()
 {
    // Create an instance of a TextBox control.
    TextBox textBox1 = new TextBox();

    // Set the Multiline property to true.
    textBox1.Multiline = true;
    // Add vertical scroll bars to the TextBox control.
    textBox1.ScrollBars = ScrollBars.Vertical;
    // Allow the RETURN key in the TextBox control.
    textBox1.AcceptsReturn = true;
    // Allow the TAB key to be entered in the TextBox control.
    textBox1.AcceptsTab = true;
    // Set WordWrap to true to allow text to wrap to the next line.
    textBox1.WordWrap = true;
    // Set the default text of the control.
    textBox1.Text = "Welcome!" + Environment.NewLine + "Second Line";
 }

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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