Label Constructor ()


Initializes a new instance of the Label class.

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


By default, a label is displayed with its AutoSize property set to false and with its BorderStyle property set to BorderStyle.None.

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.

   void CreateMyLabel()
      // Create an instance of a Label.
      Label^ label1 = gcnew 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 = System::Drawing::Size( label1->PreferredWidth, label1->PreferredHeight );

      //...Code to add the control to the form...

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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