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.NET Framework 4.5.2+

FormField.HelpText Property

Gets or sets the instructional text shown when focusing the checkbox and pressing F1.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.API.Native

Assembly: DevExpress.RichEdit.v22.1.Core.dll


string HelpText { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A string value that is the help text.


The help text is displayed when selecting the form field and pressing F1. When the FormField.HelpTextType property is set to FormFieldTextType.Custom, the property value should be equal to one of the AutoText gallery entries. Otherwise, the FormField.HelpText value is not displayed when opening it in another word processing tool.

The AutoText contents are not embedded to the document. When the document with the form field whose HelpText property is set to FormFieldTextType.Auto is opened on another machine, the FormField.HelpText value is set to null.

Use the FormField.StatusText property to specify the help text displayed on a status bar.


RichEditControl cannot display this type of help text.

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