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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 System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public virtual bool GetShowHelp(
	Control ctl


Type: System.Windows.Forms.Control

A Control for which Help will be displayed.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
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.

.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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