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LinkLabel.Links Property

Gets the collection of links contained within the LinkLabel.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public LinkCollection Links { get; }
/** @property */
public LinkCollection get_Links ()

public function get Links () : LinkCollection

Property Value

A LinkLabel.LinkCollection that represents the links contained within the LinkLabel control.

A LinkLabel control can display any number of links within the text of the control. This property enables you to access the LinkLabel.LinkCollection instance associated with the LinkLabel that represents the collection of links displayed in the control. You can then use the members of the LinkLabel.LinkCollection class to add, remove, and find links in the collection. For more information on the types of tasks you can perform with the link collection, see LinkLabel.LinkCollection.

When a LinkLabel control is created, a default hyperlink that contains all the text within the LinkLabel control is added to the LinkLabel.LinkCollection. You can override this default link by specifying a new link area with the LinkArea property, or specify a link using the Add method of the LinkLabel.LinkCollection. You can also remove the default hyperlink by using the Remove method of the LinkLabel.LinkCollection class.

If you do not need to specify more than one link to display within the LinkLabel, you can use the LinkArea property.

The following example demonstrates using the LinkLabel class, with multiple LinkArea sections defined, to display a label on a form. The example demonstrates setting the AutoSize, LinkBehavior, DisabledLinkColor, LinkColor, and VisitedLinkColor properties to customize the look of the LinkLabel. The first LinkArea is specified using the LinkLabel.LinkArea property. Additional links are added to the LinkLabel using the LinkLabel.LinkCollection.Add method. The example handles the LinkClicked event by starting the Web browser for hyperlinks, and displaying a MessageBox for other links.

using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;

public class Form1 : System.Windows.Forms.Form
{
    private System.Windows.Forms.LinkLabel linkLabel1;
    
    [STAThread]
    static void Main() 
    {
        Application.Run(new Form1());
    }

    public Form1()
    {
        // Create the LinkLabel.
        this.linkLabel1 = new System.Windows.Forms.LinkLabel();

        // Configure the LinkLabel's size and location. Specify that the
        // size should be automatically determined by the content.
        this.linkLabel1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(34, 56);
        this.linkLabel1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(224, 16);
        this.linkLabel1.AutoSize = true;

        // Configure the appearance. 
        // Set the DisabledLinkColor so that a disabled link will show up against the form's background.
        this.linkLabel1.DisabledLinkColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red;
        this.linkLabel1.VisitedLinkColor = System.Drawing.Color.Blue;
        this.linkLabel1.LinkBehavior = System.Windows.Forms.LinkBehavior.HoverUnderline;
        this.linkLabel1.LinkColor = System.Drawing.Color.Navy;
        
        this.linkLabel1.TabIndex = 0;
        this.linkLabel1.TabStop = true;
        

        // Add an event handler to do something when the links are clicked.
        this.linkLabel1.LinkClicked += new System.Windows.Forms.LinkLabelLinkClickedEventHandler(this.linkLabel1_LinkClicked);

        // Identify what the first Link is.
        this.linkLabel1.LinkArea = new System.Windows.Forms.LinkArea(0, 8);

        // Identify that the first link is visited already.
        this.linkLabel1.Links[0].Visited = true;
        
        // Set the Text property to a string.
        this.linkLabel1.Text = "Register Online.  Visit Microsoft.  Visit MSN.";

        // Create new links using the Add method of the LinkCollection class.
        // Underline the appropriate words in the LinkLabel's Text property.
        // The words 'Register', 'Microsoft', and 'MSN' will 
        // all be underlined and behave as hyperlinks.

        // First check that the Text property is long enough to accommodate
        // the desired hyperlinked areas.  If it's not, don't add hyperlinks.
        if(this.linkLabel1.Text.Length >= 45)
        {
            this.linkLabel1.Links[0].LinkData = "Register";
            this.linkLabel1.Links.Add(24, 9, "www.microsoft.com");
            this.linkLabel1.Links.Add(42, 3, "www.msn.com");
        //  The second link is disabled and will appear as red.
            this.linkLabel1.Links[1].Enabled = false;
        }
        
        // Set up how the form should be displayed and add the controls to the form.
        this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(292, 266);
        this.Controls.AddRange(new System.Windows.Forms.Control[] {this.linkLabel1});
        this.Text = "Link Label Example";
    }

    private void linkLabel1_LinkClicked(object sender, System.Windows.Forms.LinkLabelLinkClickedEventArgs e)
    {
        // Determine which link was clicked within the LinkLabel.
        this.linkLabel1.Links[linkLabel1.Links.IndexOf(e.Link)].Visited = true;

        // Display the appropriate link based on the value of the 
        // LinkData property of the Link object.
        string target = e.Link.LinkData as string;

        // If the value looks like a URL, navigate to it.
        // Otherwise, display it in a message box.
        if(null != target && target.StartsWith("www"))
        {
            System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(target);
        }
        else
        {    
            MessageBox.Show("Item clicked: " + target);
        }
    }
}

import System.*;
import System.Drawing.*;
import System.Windows.Forms.*;

public class Form1 extends System.Windows.Forms.Form
{
    private System.Windows.Forms.LinkLabel linkLabel1;

    /** @attribute STAThread()
     */
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        Application.Run(new Form1());
    } //main

    public Form1()
    {
        // Create the LinkLabel.
        this.linkLabel1 = new System.Windows.Forms.LinkLabel();
        // Configure the LinkLabel's size and location. Specify that the
        // size should be automatically determined by the content.
        this.linkLabel1.set_Location(new System.Drawing.Point(34, 56));
        this.linkLabel1.set_Size(new System.Drawing.Size(224, 16));
        this.linkLabel1.set_AutoSize(true);
        // Configure the appearance. 
        // Set the DisabledLinkColor so that a disabled link will show up 
        // against the form's background.
        this.linkLabel1.set_DisabledLinkColor(System.Drawing.Color.get_Red());
        this.linkLabel1.set_VisitedLinkColor(System.Drawing.Color.get_Blue());
        this.linkLabel1.set_LinkBehavior(
            System.Windows.Forms.LinkBehavior.HoverUnderline);
        this.linkLabel1.set_LinkColor(System.Drawing.Color.get_Navy());

        this.linkLabel1.set_TabIndex(0);
        this.linkLabel1.set_TabStop(true);
        // Add an event handler to do something when the links are clicked.
        this.linkLabel1.add_LinkClicked(new System.Windows.Forms.
            LinkLabelLinkClickedEventHandler(this.linkLabel1_LinkClicked));
        // Identify what the first Link is.
        this.linkLabel1.set_LinkArea(new System.Windows.Forms.LinkArea(0, 8));
        // Identify that the first link is visited already.
        this.linkLabel1.get_Links().get_Item(0).set_Visited(true);
        // Set the Text property to a string.
        this.linkLabel1.set_Text("Register Online.  Visit Microsoft." 
            + "  Visit MSN.");
        // Create new links using the Add method of the LinkCollection class.
        // Underline the appropriate words in the LinkLabel's Text property.
        // The words 'Register', 'Microsoft', and 'MSN' will 
        // all be underlined and behave as hyperlinks.
        // First check that the Text property is long enough to accommodate
        // the desired hyperlinked areas.  If it's not, don't add hyperlinks.
        if (this.linkLabel1.get_Text().get_Length() >= 45) {
            this.linkLabel1.get_Links().get_Item(0).set_LinkData("Register");
            this.linkLabel1.get_Links().Add(24, 9, "www.microsoft.com");
            this.linkLabel1.get_Links().Add(42, 3, "www.msn.com");
            //  The second link is disabled and will appear as red.
            this.linkLabel1.get_Links().get_Item(1).set_Enabled(false);
        }
        // Set up how the form should be displayed and add the controls to 
        // the form.
        this.set_ClientSize(new System.Drawing.Size(292, 266));
        this.get_Controls().AddRange(new System.Windows.Forms.Control[] { 
            this.linkLabel1 });
        this.set_Text("Link Label Example");
    } //Form1

    private void linkLabel1_LinkClicked(Object sender, 
        System.Windows.Forms.LinkLabelLinkClickedEventArgs e)
    {
        // Determine which link was clicked within the LinkLabel.
        this.linkLabel1.get_Links().get_Item(linkLabel1.get_Links().
            IndexOf(e.get_Link())).set_Visited(true);
        // Display the appropriate link based on the value of the 
        // LinkData property of the Link object.
        String target = (String)e.get_Link().get_LinkData();
        // If the value looks like a URL, navigate to it.
        // Otherwise, display it in a message box.
        if (null != target && target.StartsWith("www")) {
            System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(target);
        }
        else {
            MessageBox.Show("Item clicked: " + target);
        }
    } //linkLabel1_LinkClicked
} //Form1

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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