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TextBox.MinLines Property

Gets or sets the minimum number of visible lines to size to.

Namespace: System.Windows.Controls
Assembly: PresentationFramework (in presentationframework.dll)
XML Namespace:

public int MinLines { get; set; }
/** @property */
public int get_MinLines ()

/** @property */
public void set_MinLines (int value)

public function get MinLines () : int

public function set MinLines (value : int)

<object MinLines="int" .../>

Property Value

An integer indicating the minimum number of lines to size to. Getting this property returns the current value of MinLines. Setting this property causes the TextBox to resize if the number of visible lines is less than value specified by MinLines. The default value is one (1).

Exception typeCondition


The value of MaxLines must be greater than or equal to the value of MinLines.

If Height is explicitly set on TextBox, MaxLines and MinLines property values are ignored.

The following example shows how to create a TextBox with a MinLines of 1.

<Page  xmlns=""
      Text="Initial text in TextBox" 
      MaxLines="5" />

StackPanel myStackPanel = new StackPanel();

//Create TextBox
TextBox myTextBox = new TextBox();
myTextBox.Width = 200;

// Put some initial text in the TextBox.
myTextBox.Text = "Initial text in TextBox";

// Set the maximum characters a user can manually type
// into the TextBox.
myTextBox.MaxLength = 500;
myTextBox.MinLines = 1;

// Set the maximum number of lines the TextBox will expand to 
// accomidate text. Note: This does not constrain the amount of 
// text that can be typed. To do that, use the MaxLength property.
myTextBox.MaxLines = 5;

// The text typed into the box is aligned in the center.
myTextBox.TextAlignment = TextAlignment.Center;

// When the text reaches the edge of the box, go to the next line.
myTextBox.TextWrapping = TextWrapping.Wrap;

this.Content = myStackPanel;

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0