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Label.BorderStyle Property

Gets or sets the border style for the control.

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

Public Overridable Property BorderStyle As BorderStyle
Dim instance As Label 
Dim value As BorderStyle 

value = instance.BorderStyle

instance.BorderStyle = value

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle
One of the BorderStyle values. The default is BorderStyle.None.


The value assigned is not one of the BorderStyle values.

You can use this property to add a border to the control. This property is typically used to differentiate a Label that labels another control from a Label that displays the status of a process in an application.

The following code example demonstrates how to create a Label control that has a three-dimensional border and an image displayed using the ImageList and ImageIndex properties. The control also has a caption with a mnemonic character specified. The example code uses the PreferredHeight and PreferredWidth properties to properly size the Label control on the form on which it is displayed. This example requires that an ImageList has been created and named imageList1 and that it has loaded two images. The example also requires that the code is within a form that has the System.Drawing namespace added to its code.

Public Sub CreateMyLabel()
    ' Create an instance of a Label. 
    Dim label1 As New Label()

    ' Set the border to a three-dimensional border.
    label1.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.Fixed3D
    ' Set the ImageList to use for displaying an image.
    label1.ImageList = imageList1
    ' Use the second image in imageList1.
    label1.ImageIndex = 1
    ' Align the image to the top left corner.
    label1.ImageAlign = ContentAlignment.TopLeft

    ' Specify that the text can display mnemonic characters.
    label1.UseMnemonic = True 
    ' Set the text of the control and specify a mnemonic character.
    label1.Text = "First &Name:" 

    ' Set the size of the control based on the PreferredHeight and PreferredWidth values. 
    label1.Size = New Size(label1.PreferredWidth, label1.PreferredHeight)

    '...Code to add the control to the form... 
End Sub

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0