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RichTextBox.Rtf Property

Gets or sets the text of the RichTextBox control, including all rich text format (RTF) codes.

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

public string Rtf { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_Rtf ()

/** @property */
public void set_Rtf (String value)

public function get Rtf () : String

public function set Rtf (value : String)

Property Value

The text of the control in RTF format.

You can use this property to place RTF formatted text into the control for display or to extract the text of the control with the specified RTF formatting defined in the text of the control. This property is typically used when you are assigning RTF text from another RTF source, such as Microsoft Word or Windows WordPad, to the control.

If you change the RightToLeft property at run time, only raw text without formatting is preserved.

For the RTF codes, see "rich text format (RTF) Specification, version 1.6" in the MSDN library at

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