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RichTextBox.ScrollBars Property

Gets or sets the type of scroll bars to display in the RichTextBox control.

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

public RichTextBoxScrollBars ScrollBars { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.RichTextBoxScrollBars
One of the RichTextBoxScrollBars values. The default is RichTextBoxScrollBars.Both.


The specified value is not defined in the RichTextBoxScrollBars enumeration.

This property enables you to provide horizontal and vertical scroll bars to the user of the RichTextBox control to enable scrolling text within the control that is outside of the physical dimensions of the control. You can also use this property to remove scroll bars from the control to restrict scrolling the contents of the control.


Horizontal scroll bars will not be shown if the WordWrap is true, regardless of the value of the ScrollBars property.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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