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ToolTip.GetToolTip Method

Retrieves the ToolTip text associated with the specified control.

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

public string GetToolTip(
	Control control
)

Parameters

control
Type: System.Windows.Forms.Control

The Control for which to retrieve the ToolTip text.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A String containing the ToolTip text for the specified control.

With the GetToolTip method, you can retrieve the ToolTip text for any control. If the ToolTip text changes dynamically in an application, you can use this method to find out what text is displayed at any point, depending on the state of the application. To change the text that a control is displaying, use the SetToolTip method.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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