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TextBox.Text Property

Gets or sets the text contents of the text box.

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

<LocalizabilityAttribute(LocalizationCategory.Text)> _
Public Property Text As String

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string containing the text contents of the text box. The default is an empty string ("").

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true

BindsTwoWayByDefault, Journal

Getting this property returns a string copy of the contents of the text box. Setting this property replaces the contents of the text box with the specified string.

This property does not support animation.

When used in data-binding scenarios, this property uses the default update behavior of UpdateSourceTrigger.LostFocus.

This example shows how to use the Text property to set the initial text contents of a TextBox control.

Note    Although the Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) version of the example could use the <TextBox.Text> tags around the text of each button's TextBox content, it is not necessary because the TextBox applies the ContentPropertyAttribute attribute to the Text property. For more information, see XAML Overview (WPF).

<TextBox Name="tbSettingText">
  Initial text contents of the TextBox.

tbSettingText.Text = "Initial text contents of the TextBox."

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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