Paste Method (String)
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TextBox.Paste Method (String)

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Sets the selected text to the one specified without clearing the undo buffer.

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

public void Paste (
	string text
public void Paste (
	String text
public function Paste (
	text : String



The text to replace.

Unlike setting SelectedText, Paste does not affect the Clipboard.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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