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AutomationProperties.HelpText Attached Property

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Gets or sets the help text for the element.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Automation
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)


See GetHelpText, SetHelpText
See GetHelpText, SetHelpText
<object AutomationProperties.HelpText="helptextString"/>

Property Value

Type: System.String
The help text for the specified element.


The help text generally is the same text that is provided in the tooltip for the control.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.