ComboBox.Text Property


Gets or sets the text associated with this control.

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

Public Overrides Property Text As String

Property Value

Type: System.String

The text associated with this control.

Setting the Text property to null or an empty string ("") sets the SelectedIndex to -1. Setting the Text property to a value that is in the Items collection sets the SelectedIndex to the index of that item. Setting the Text property to a value that is not in the collection leaves the SelectedIndex unchanged.

The following code example demonstrates how to initialize a ComboBox control by setting the Text property and using the AddRange method to populate the ComboBox. It also demonstrates handling the DropDown event. To run the example, paste the following code in a form and call the InitializeComboBox method in the form's constructor or Load event.

' Declare ComboBox1.
Friend WithEvents ComboBox1 As System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox

' Initialize ComboBox1.
Private Sub InitializeComboBox()
    Me.ComboBox1 = New ComboBox
    Me.ComboBox1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(128, 48)
    Me.ComboBox1.Name = "ComboBox1"
    Me.ComboBox1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(100, 21)
    Me.ComboBox1.TabIndex = 0
    Me.ComboBox1.Text = "Typical"
    Dim installs() As String = New String() _
        {"Typical", "Compact", "Custom"}
End Sub

' Handles the ComboBox1 DropDown event. If the user expands the  
' drop-down box, a message box will appear, recommending the
' typical installation.
Private Sub ComboBox1_DropDown _ 
    (ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) _ 
    Handles ComboBox1.DropDown
    MessageBox.Show("Typical installation is strongly recommended.", _
    "Install information", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Information)
End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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