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Label.Text Property

Gets or sets the text content of the Label control.

Namespace: System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

public virtual string Text { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_Text ()

/** @property */
public void set_Text (String value)

public function get Text () : String

public function set Text (value : String)

Property Value

The text content of the control. The default value is String.Empty.

Use the Text property to specify or determine the text content of the Label control. This property is commonly used to programmatically customize the text that is displayed in the Label control.


Setting the Text property will clear any other controls contained in the Label control.

Caution noteCaution

This control can be used to display user input, which might include malicious client script. Check any information that is sent from a client for executable script, SQL statements, or other code before displaying it in your application. You can use validation controls to verify user input before displaying the input text in a control. ASP.NET provides an input request validation feature to block script and HTML in user input. For more information, see Securing Standard ControlsHow to: Protect Against Script Exploits in a Web Application by Applying HTML Encoding to Strings, and Validating User Input in ASP.NET Web Pages.

The value of this property, when set, can be saved automatically to a resource file by using a designer tool. For more information, see LocalizableAttribute and ASP.NET Globalization and Localization.

This property is the default property that a ControlParameter object binds to at run time. For more information, see ControlValuePropertyAttribute, ControlParameter, and Using Parameters with Data Source Controls.

The following example demonstrates how to create a new instance of the Label control and set its Text property.


The following code sample uses the single-file code model and may not work correctly if copied directly into a code-behind file. This code sample must be copied into an empty text file that has an .aspx extension. For more information on the Web Forms code model, see ASP.NET Web Page Code Model.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
     <script language="C#" runat="server">
         void Button1_Click(Object Sender, EventArgs e) {
            Label l2 = new Label();
            l2.Text = "This is a new Label";
            l2.BorderStyle = BorderStyle.Solid;    
     <h3>Label Example</h3>
     <form runat="server">
         <asp:Button id="Button1" Text="Create and Show a Label" 
         OnClick="Button1_Click" Runat="server"/>

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0