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ToolStripItem.Text Property

Gets or sets the text that is to be displayed on the item.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

[LocalizableAttribute(true)] 
public virtual string Text { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_Text ()

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

public function get Text () : String

public function set Text (value : String)

Not applicable.

Property Value

A string representing the item's text. The default value is the empty string ("").

ToolStripItem uses the Text property as the default source for the ToolTip content. Set AutoToolTip to false to use ToolTipText as the source for ToolTip content.

The following code example demonstrates how to set the Text, Overflow, and TextDirection properties, and handle the Click event. To run this example, paste the following code into a form that contains a ToolStrip named movingToolStrip and call InitializeMovingToolStrip in the form's constructor or Load event handler.

internal ToolStripButton changeDirectionButton;

private void InitializeMovingToolStrip()
{
    movingToolStrip = new ToolStrip();

    changeDirectionButton = new ToolStripButton();

    movingToolStrip.AutoSize = true;
    movingToolStrip.RenderMode = ToolStripRenderMode.System;

    changeDirectionButton.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270;
    changeDirectionButton.Overflow = ToolStripItemOverflow.Never;
    changeDirectionButton.Text = "Change Alignment";
        movingToolStrip.Items.Add(changeDirectionButton);
}


private void changeDirectionButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{

    ToolStripItem item = (ToolStripItem)sender;

    if (item.TextDirection == ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270 || item.TextDirection == ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical90)
    {
        item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Horizontal;
        movingToolStrip.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
    }
    else
    {
        item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270;
        movingToolStrip.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Left;
    }

}

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
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