.NET: Useful Properties of the Text Box Control

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You are asked to provide a form for the user to enter a detailed description. The user should be able to use the [Enter] key to create new lines and, if necessary, enter tab characters into the text. To ensure the text is readable, the text should word wrap appropriately (without the user having to press the [Enter] key at the edge of the control). How can this be accomplished? The text box control provides a few properties that make this task easy to accomplish.

Multiline Property: Set the value to True. The text box displays more than one line of text in the control. Additionally, you can resize the control vertically to set the control to its desired size.

AcceptsReturn Property: Set the value to True. This allows a new line to be inserted into the control instead of activating the default button on the form.

AcceptsTab Property: Set the value to True. If the Multiline property is set to True, a tab will be inserted into the text of the control.

WordWrap Property: Set the value to True. If the Multiline property is set to True, the text will word wrap. Otherwise, the text will automatically scroll horizontally when the user types past the right edge of the control.

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