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ToolStripItem.Text Property

Gets or sets the text that is to be displayed on the item.

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

public virtual string Text { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string representing the item's text. The default value is the empty string ("").

You can create an access key to the item by adding an ampersand ("&") before a letter in the text value. For more information, see How to: Create Access Keys for Windows Forms Controls.

ToolStripItem uses the Text property as the default source for the ToolTip content. Set AutoToolTip to false to use ToolTipText as the source for ToolTip content.

The following code example demonstrates how to set the Text, Overflow, and TextDirection properties, and handle the Click event. To run this example, paste the following code into a form that contains a ToolStrip named movingToolStrip and call InitializeMovingToolStrip in the form's constructor or Load event handler.

		internal ToolStripButton changeDirectionButton;

		private void InitializeMovingToolStrip()
		{
            movingToolStrip = new ToolStrip();

			changeDirectionButton = new ToolStripButton();

			movingToolStrip.AutoSize = true;
			movingToolStrip.RenderMode = ToolStripRenderMode.System;

			changeDirectionButton.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270;
			changeDirectionButton.Overflow = ToolStripItemOverflow.Never;
			changeDirectionButton.Text = "Change Alignment";
				movingToolStrip.Items.Add(changeDirectionButton);
		}


		private void changeDirectionButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
		{

			ToolStripItem item = (ToolStripItem)sender;

			if (item.TextDirection == ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270 || item.TextDirection == ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical90)
			{
				item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Horizontal;
				movingToolStrip.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
			}
			else
			{
				item.TextDirection = ToolStripTextDirection.Vertical270;
				movingToolStrip.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Left;
			}

		}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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