getValueString (NotesProperty - Java)

Read-only. Returns the value of the current NotesProperty as a single text value.

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String getValueString()
     throws NotesException


If the property has no value or the value is numeric or date-time, this method returns an empty java string. To test for an empty java string, use the length property.

This method returns a rich text value rendered to plain text. Formatting and embedded objects are lost.

If the property has multiple values, this method returns the first value.

All NotesProperty methods are inactive when called by applications running on the Domino® server, or running on the Notes® 8 basic configuration without Notes® 8 standard configuration.