Label Example: Windows FormsUse the Label control in Windows Forms to display text on a form.
This page was last reviewed on Sep 28, 2022.
Label. One useful control in Windows Forms is the Label control. This control serves as an invisible frame where you can place text.
Control info. Labels can have lots of text, but often only have a few words. They can be mutated in your C# code using the Click event handler.
Click. Labels can be mutated through the event handler system. You can, for example, change the Text property whenever the user clicks on the label control.
Tip To add the Click event handler, please open Properties and click on the lightning bolt. Then, double-click on the Click item.
using System; using System.Windows.Forms; namespace WindowsFormsApplication5 { public partial class Form1 : Form { public Form1() { InitializeComponent(); } private void label1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) { // Change the text of the label to a random file name. // ... Occurs when you click on the label. label1.Text = System.IO.Path.GetRandomFileName(); } } }
Font, color. We can change the color and font of a Label. To change the color of the text, open the Properties window for the label and scroll to ForeColor.
Then Select a color. It would be best to use a system color. The user could have adjusted the theme colors in some way.
Note In the screenshot, the ForeColor was set to Red. This could help indicate a warning.
Font. It is also possible to change the font and font size. These options are available when you select Properties and then Font, and then expand the Font item with the plus sign.
Tip You can change many of the individual options for the Font on the label. You can, for example, set that the font be bold here.
A summary. The Label control in the Windows Forms toolkit is the ideal container for small text fragments in your window. The appearance of Labels can be adjusted in many ways.
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