TextBoxBase.TextLength Property

Definition

Gets the length of text in the control.

public:
 virtual property int TextLength { int get(); };
[System.ComponentModel.Browsable(false)]
public virtual int TextLength { get; }
member this.TextLength : int
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property TextLength As Integer

Property Value

The number of characters contained in the text of the control.

Attributes

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the AppendText method and the TextLength property to copy text from one TextBox to another. This example requires that two TextBox controls named, textBox1 and textBox2, have been added to a form and that textBox1 has text assigned to its Text property.

void AppendTextBox1Text()
{
   // Determine if text is selected in textBox1.
   if ( textBox1->SelectionLength == 0 )

   // No selection made, return.
   return;

   // Determine if the text being appended to textBox2 exceeds the MaxLength property.
   if ( (textBox1->SelectedText->Length + textBox2->TextLength) > textBox2->MaxLength )
         MessageBox::Show( "The text to paste in is larger than the maximum number of characters allowed" ); // Append the text from textBox1 into textBox2.
   else
         textBox2->AppendText( textBox1->SelectedText );
}
private void AppendTextBox1Text()
{
   // Determine if text is selected in textBox1.
   if(textBox1.SelectionLength == 0)
      // No selection made, return.
      return;
   
   // Determine if the text being appended to textBox2 exceeds the MaxLength property.
   if((textBox1.SelectedText.Length + textBox2.TextLength) > textBox2.MaxLength)
      MessageBox.Show("The text to paste in is larger than the maximum number of characters allowed");
   else
      // Append the text from textBox1 into textBox2.
      textBox2.AppendText(textBox1.SelectedText);
}
Private Sub AppendTextBox1Text()
   ' Determine if text is selected in textBox1.
   If textBox1.SelectionLength = 0 Then
      ' No selection made, return.
      Return
   End If
   ' Determine if the text being appended to textBox2 exceeds the MaxLength property.
   If textBox1.SelectedText.Length + textBox2.TextLength > textBox2.MaxLength Then
      MessageBox.Show("The text to paste in is larger than the maximum number of characters allowed")
      ' Append the text from textBox1 into textBox2.
   Else
      textBox2.AppendText(textBox1.SelectedText)
   End If
End Sub

Remarks

You can use this property to determine the number of characters in a string for tasks such as searching for specific strings of text within the text of the control, where knowledge of the total number of characters is needed.

Applies to

See also