Label (control)

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Labels being used to indicate the purpose of a spinner box, as well as for a category heading.

A label is a graphical control element which displays text on a form. It is usually a static control; having no interactivity. A label is generally used to identify a nearby text box or other widget.[1] Some labels can respond to events such as mouse clicks, allowing the text of the label to be copied, but this is not standard user-interface practice. Labels usually cannot be given the focus.

There is also a similar control known as a link label. Unlike a standard label, a link label looks and acts like a hyperlink, and can be selected and activated.[2] This control may have features such as changing colour when clicked or hovered over.


  1. ^ "Label Control Overview (Windows Forms)". MSDN.
  2. ^ "LinkLabel Control Overview (Windows Forms)". MSDN.