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

public virtual string Help { get; }
/** @property */
public String get_Help ()

public function get Help () : String

Not applicable.

Property Value

A String that contains the description of what the object does or how the object is used. Returns a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if no help is defined.

Exception typeCondition


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.

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, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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