CommandBarControl.DescriptionText Property (Office)

Gets or sets the description for a command bar control. Read/write.


The use of CommandBars in some Microsoft Office applications has been superseded by the new ribbon component of the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface. For more information, search Help for the keyword "ribbon."


expression. DescriptionText

expression A variable that represents a CommandBarControl object.

Return Value



The description is not displayed to the user, but it can be useful for documenting the behavior of the control for other developers.


This example adds a control to a custom command bar, including a description of the control's behavior.

Set myBar = CommandBars.Add("Custom", msoBarTop, , True) 
myBar.Visible = True  
Set myControl = myBar.Controls _ 
    .Add(Type:=msoControlButton, ID:= _ 
With myControl 
    .DescriptionText = "Pastes the contents of the Clipboard" 
    .Caption = "Paste" 
End With

See also

CommandBarControl Object

CommandBarControl Object Members