TextBox.AcceptsReturn Property


Gets or sets the value that determines whether the text box allows and displays the newline or return characters.

 property bool AcceptsReturn { bool get(); void set(bool value); };
bool AcceptsReturn();

void AcceptsReturn(bool value);
public bool AcceptsReturn { get; set; }
var boolean = textBox.acceptsReturn;
textBox.acceptsReturn = boolean;
Public Property AcceptsReturn As Boolean
<TextBox AcceptsReturn="bool"/>

Property Value



true if the text box allows newline characters; otherwise, false. The default is false.


If you change the AcceptsReturn property to true, text might be displayed differently due to text containing newline characters.

You can enable multi-line text in a TextBox control by using the AcceptsReturn property. Use the ScrollViewer.HorizontalScrollBarVisibility or ScrollViewer.VerticalScrollBarVisibility attached properties to change scrollbar behavior. By default the scrollbars appear when the layout system calculates that the text exceeds the dimensions of the viewport for the TextBox.

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