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ToolStripItem.AccessibleDefaultActionDescription Property

Gets or sets the default action description of the control for use by accessibility client applications.

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

public string AccessibleDefaultActionDescription { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_AccessibleDefaultActionDescription ()

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

public function get AccessibleDefaultActionDescription () : String

public function set AccessibleDefaultActionDescription (value : String)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The default action description of the control, for use by accessibility client applications.

An object's AccessibleDefaultActionDescription property describes the object's primary method of manipulation from the user's viewpoint. This property should be a verb or a short verb phrase.


Not all objects have default actions, and some objects might have a default action that is related to its AccessibleObject.Value property, such as in the following examples:

  • A selected check box has a default action of "Uncheck" and a value of "Checked."

  • A cleared check box has a default action of "Check" and a value of "Unchecked."

  • A button labeled Print has a default action of "Press," with no value.

  • A label or a text box control that shows Printer has no default action, but would have a value of "Printer."

For more information about properties of accessible objects, see "Content of Descriptive Properties" in the "Active Accessibility" section of the MSDN Library, at

For samples, see the AccessibleObject class.

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0