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ToolStripTextBox.HideSelection Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the selected text in the text box control remains highlighted when the control loses focus.

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

public bool HideSelection { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the selected text does not appear highlighted when the text box control loses focus; false, if the selected text remains highlighted when the text box control loses focus. The default is true.

You can use this property to keep text highlighted in a text box control while another form or a dialog box has focus, such as a spelling checker dialog box.

The following code example demonstrates the syntax for setting various ToolStripTextBox common property settings, including the HideSelection property .

// This code example demonstrates the syntax for setting
// various ToolStripTextBox properties.
toolStripTextBox1.AcceptsReturn = true;
toolStripTextBox1.AcceptsTab = true;
toolStripTextBox1.AutoCompleteCustomSource.AddRange(new string[] {
"This is line one.",
"Second line.",
"Another line."});
toolStripTextBox1.AutoCompleteMode = System.Windows.Forms.AutoCompleteMode.SuggestAppend;
toolStripTextBox1.AutoCompleteSource = System.Windows.Forms.AutoCompleteSource.CustomSource;
toolStripTextBox1.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.FixedSingle;
toolStripTextBox1.CharacterCasing = System.Windows.Forms.CharacterCasing.Upper;
toolStripTextBox1.HideSelection = false;
toolStripTextBox1.MaxLength = 32000;
toolStripTextBox1.Name = "toolStripTextBox1";
toolStripTextBox1.ShortcutsEnabled = false;
toolStripTextBox1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(100, 25);
toolStripTextBox1.Text = "STRING1\r\nSTRING2\r\nSTRING3\r\nSTRING4";
toolStripTextBox1.TextBoxTextAlign = System.Windows.Forms.HorizontalAlignment.Center;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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.