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AccessibleObject.Help Property

Gets a description of what the object does or how the object is used.

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

public virtual string Help { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A String that contains the description of what the object does or how the object is used. Returns null if no help is defined.


The help string for the control cannot be retrieved.

Notes to Inheritors

Not all objects need to support this property. Typically, this property contains ToolTip style information that is used either to describe what the object does or how to use it. For example, the Help property for a toolbar button that shows a printer might be "Prints the current document." The text for the Help property does not have to be unique within the user interface. Servers do not need to support the Help property if other properties provide sufficient information about the object's purpose and what actions the object might perform.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.