HelpProvider.GetShowHelp Method

Returns a value indicating whether the specified control's Help should be displayed.

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

public virtual bool GetShowHelp (
	Control ctl
/** @attribute LocalizableAttribute(true) */ 
public boolean GetShowHelp (
	Control ctl
public function GetShowHelp (
	ctl : Control
) : boolean



A Control for which Help will be displayed.

Return Value

true if Help will be displayed for the control; otherwise, false.

When you use the SetHelpKeyword or SetHelpString method to associate a keyword or prompt with a specified control, calling this method automatically returns true. You can override this behavior by passing false to the SetShowHelp method.

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0