StatusBar.Text Property


Gets or sets the text associated with the StatusBar control.

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

public override string Text { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

The text associated with the StatusBar control.

This property represents the text displayed by the control.


The StatusBar control displays only the first 127 characters of a string.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Text property. To run the example, paste the following code in a form. Call the InitializeSimpleStatusBar method in the form's constructor or Load method.

// Initialize a single-panel status bar.  This is done
// by setting the Text property and setting ShowPanels to False.

private void InitializeSimpleStatusBar()

	// Declare the StatusBar control
	StatusBar simpleStatusBar = new StatusBar();

	// Set the ShowPanels property to False.
	simpleStatusBar.ShowPanels = false;

	// Set the text.
	simpleStatusBar.Text = "This is a single-panel status bar";

	// Set the width and anchor the StatusBar
	simpleStatusBar.Width = 200;
	simpleStatusBar.Anchor = AnchorStyles.Top;

	// Add the StatusBar to the form.


.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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