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Gets or sets the text contents of a TextBlock.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public string Text { get; set; }
property String^ Text {
	String^ get();
	void set(String^ value);
member Text : string with get, set
Public Property Text As String

Property Value


The text contents of this TextBlock. Note that all non-text content is stripped out, resulting in a plain text representation of the TextBlock contents. The default is StringEmpty.


Use this property when you want to show plain text in a TextBlock. When you need to format the text, add Inline objects to the property.

Dependency Property Information

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true



The following example shows how to set the attribute of a TextBlock element.

<TextBlock Text="The text contents of this TextBlock element."/>

Alternately, the contents of a text run may simply be contained by TextBlock element tags.

The following example shows how to set the property programmatically.

TextBlock textBlock = new TextBlock();
textBlock.Text = "The text contents of this TextBlock.";
Dim textBlock As New TextBlock()
textBlock.Text = "The text contents of this TextBlock."
Version Information
.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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