Skip to main content
.NET Framework 4.5.2+

FormField.HelpTextType Property

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

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.API.Native

Assembly: DevExpress.RichEdit.v23.1.Core.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.RichEdit.Core


FormFieldTextType HelpTextType { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

One of the FormFieldTextType enumeration values indicating the help text type.


The help text is defined by the FormField.HelpText property. When the HelpTextType property is set to FormFieldTextType.Auto, the help text should be equal to one of the AutoText gallery entries. Otherwise, the FormField.HelpText value is set to null 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 HelpTextType property is set to FormFieldTextType.Auto is opened on another machine, the FormField.HelpText value is set to null as well.

Use the FormField.StatusText to specify the help text shown in the status bar.


RichEditControl cannot display this type of help text.

The following code snippets (auto-collected from DevExpress Examples) contain references to the HelpTextType property.


The algorithm used to collect these code examples remains a work in progress. Accordingly, the links and snippets below may produce inaccurate results. If you encounter an issue with code examples below, please use the feedback form on this page to report the issue.

See Also