You can transform an editable Windows Forms text box into a read-only control. For example, the text box may display a value that is usually edited but may not be currently, due to the state of the application.
To create a read-only text box
Set the TextBox control's ReadOnly property to
true. With the property set to
true, users can still scroll and highlight text in a text box without allowing changes. A Copy command is functional in a text box, but Cut and Paste commands are not.
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