Text Property

Button.Text Property


Gets or sets the text caption displayed in the Button control.

Namespace:   System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public string Text { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

The text caption displayed in the Button control. The default value is String.Empty.

Use the Text property to specify or determine the caption to display in the Button control.

The value of this property, when set, can be saved automatically to a resource file by using a designer tool. For more information, see LocalizableAttribute and ASP.NET Globalization and Localization.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Text property to specify the caption displayed in the Button control.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<script runat="server">

    void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
        // Manually register the event-handling method for
        // the Click event of the Button control.
        Button1.Click += new EventHandler(this.GreetingBtn_Click);

    void GreetingBtn_Click(Object sender,
                           EventArgs e)
        // When the button is clicked,
        // change the button text, and disable it.

        Button clickedButton = (Button)sender;
        clickedButton.Text = "...button clicked...";
        clickedButton.Enabled = false;

        // Display the greeting label text.
        GreetingLabel.Visible = true;


<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>Untitled Page</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
      <h3>Simple Button Example</h3>

      <asp:Button id="Button1"
           Text="Click here for greeting..."
      <br />
      <br />
      <asp:Label ID="GreetingLabel" runat="server" 
                 Visible="false" Text="Hello World!" />

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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