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Label.AutoEllipsis Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the ellipsis character (...) appears at the right edge of the Label, denoting that the Label text extends beyond the specified length of the Label.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in

public bool AutoEllipsis { get; set; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_AutoEllipsis ()

/** @property */
public void set_AutoEllipsis (boolean value)

public function get AutoEllipsis () : boolean

public function set AutoEllipsis (value : boolean)

Not applicable.

Property Value

true if the additional label text is to be indicated by an ellipsis; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Set AutoEllipsis to true to display text that extends beyond the width of the Label when the user passes over the control with the mouse. If AutoSize is true, the label will grow to fit the text and an ellipsis will not appear.


If the font is taller than the height of the Label and AutoEllipsis is true, you must set AutoSize to false for text to be drawn.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0