drag and drop question

I am using vb 6 and I want to be able to drag and drop controls on a form at runtime(for this example a textbox or a label) I have an image of a ruler on the top and side of the form and when I drag the textbox, etc... to a spot on the ruler it always snaps back a few and never lines up correctly. I tried a couple of examples I found on this site and it didn't work. Can someone post a simple example of how to do this? I want the control to stay at the point it is dropped not move.

Thank you,

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Mike TomlinsonHigh School Computer Science, Computer Applications, and Mathematics TeachersCommented:
Assuming your Label (Label1) is a Control Array:

Option Explicit

Private startX As Single
Private startY As Single

Private Sub Label1_MouseDown(Index As Integer, Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, X As Single, Y As Single)
    If Button = vbLeftButton Then
        startX = X
        startY = Y
    End If
End Sub

Private Sub Label1_MouseMove(Index As Integer, Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, X As Single, Y As Single)
    If Button = vbLeftButton Then
        Label1(Index).Move Label1(Index).Left + (X - startX), Label1(Index).Top + (Y - startY)
    End If
End Sub

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