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ToolStripTextBox.MaxLength Property

Gets or sets the maximum number of characters the user can type or paste into the text box control.

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

public int MaxLength { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The number of characters that can be entered into the control. The default is 32767 characters.

You can use this property to restrict the length of text entered in the control for values such as postal codes and telephone numbers, or to restrict the length of text entered when the data is to be entered in a database. You can limit the text entered into the control to the maximum length of the corresponding field in the database.

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