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property Caption: TCaption read GetText write SetText stored IsCaptionStored;


__property TCaption Caption = {read=GetText, write=SetText, stored=IsCaptionStored};


Type Visibility Source Unit Parent
property protected
Vcl.Controls TControl


Specifies a text string that identifies the control to the user.

Use Caption to specify the text string that labels the control.

To underline a character in a Caption that labels a component, include an ampersand (&) before the character. This type of character is called an accelerator character. The user can then select the component by pressing ALT while typing the underlined character. To display an ampersand character in the caption, use two ampersands (&&).


  • Controls that display text use either the Caption property or the Text property to specify the text value. The property that is used depends on the type of control. In general, Caption is used for text that appears as a window title or label, while Text is used for text that appears as the content of a control.
  • For some controls, such as TButton, it is not possible to change the color of the Caption. If you want to change the color of a button caption, you should use an alternate button type such as TSpeedButton or TBitBtn instead of TButton. With either TSpeedButton or TBitBtn, you can change the color of the Caption property by using the Font property.
  • For TLinkLabel, an HTML tag is declared inside the Caption property either at run time or at design time.

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