Help Property

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.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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

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