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Label.UseMnemonic Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control interprets an ampersand character (&) in the control's Text property to be an access key prefix character.

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

member UseMnemonic : bool with get, set

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the label doesn't display the ampersand character and underlines the character after the ampersand in its displayed text and treats the underlined character as an access key; otherwise, false if the ampersand character is displayed in the text of the control. The default is true.

If the UseMnemonic property is set to true and a mnemonic character (a character preceded by the ampersand) is defined in the Text property of the Label, pressing ALT+ the mnemonic character sets the focus to the control that follows the Label in the tab order. You can use this property to provide proper keyboard navigation to the controls on your form.

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.

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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