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Control.AccessibleDescription Property

Gets or sets the description of the control used by accessibility client applications.

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

member AccessibleDescription : string with get, set

Property Value

Type: System.String
The description of the control used by accessibility client applications. The default is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

An object's AccessibleDescription property provides a textual description about an object's visual appearance. The description is primarily used to provide greater context for low-vision or blind users, but can also be used for context searching or other applications.

The AccessibleDescription property is needed if the description is not obvious, or if it is redundant based on the object's AccessibleName, AccessibleRole, State, and Value properties. For example, a button with "OK" would not need additional information, but a button that shows a picture of a cactus would. The AccessibleName, and AccessibleRole (and perhaps Help) properties for the cactus button would describe its purpose, but the AccessibleDescription property would convey information that is less tangible, such as "A button that shows a picture of a cactus."

For more information about properties of accessible objects, see Content of Descriptive Properties.

The following code example creates an instance of a CheckBox derived class, MyCheckBox, assigns it an Image to its Image property and sets the AccessibleName and AccessibleDescription properties, because the Text property is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic). This example requires that you have a Form named MyForm.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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