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TextBox::ScrollBars Property

Gets or sets which scroll bars should appear in a multiline TextBox control.

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

property ScrollBars ScrollBars {
	ScrollBars get ();
	void set (ScrollBars value);

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms::ScrollBars
One of the ScrollBars enumeration values that indicates whether a multiline TextBox control appears with no scroll bars, a horizontal scroll bar, a vertical scroll bar, or both. The default is ScrollBars.None.


A value that is not within the range of valid values for the enumeration was assigned to the property.

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

The following code example creates a multiline TextBox control with vertical scroll bars. This example also uses the AcceptsTab, AcceptsReturn, and WordWrap properties to make the multiline TextBox control useful for creating text documents.

   void CreateMyMultilineTextBox()
      // Create an instance of a TextBox control.
      TextBox^ textBox1 = gcnew TextBox;

      // Set the Multiline property to true.
      textBox1->Multiline = true;
      // Add vertical scroll bars to the TextBox control.
      textBox1->ScrollBars = ScrollBars::Vertical;
      // Allow the TAB key to be entered in the TextBox control.
      textBox1->AcceptsReturn = true;
      // Allow the TAB key to be entered in the TextBox control.
      textBox1->AcceptsTab = true;
      // Set WordWrap to true to allow text to wrap to the next line.
      textBox1->WordWrap = true;
      // Set the default text of the control.
      textBox1->Text = "Welcome!";

.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.