Solved

Change Label Text Property

Posted on 2006-11-15
13
1,760 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
How can I change a label on the form without going through the properties box?  I used to be able to single click the label twice and start typing in VB6.  It is such a pain to go through the properties box for every single control.  Must be an easier way in vb.net 2003.
0
Comment
Question by:flfmmqp
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • +1
13 Comments
 
LVL 67

Expert Comment

by:sirbounty
ID: 17946542
From your code, you can use

Label1.Text="Label Description"

Does that answer your question?
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Desp
ID: 17946578
I think you are talking about changing label in the design view and not from the code
You can change your label text simply by selecting a label and typing new label text like "ABC" but properties box will display
0
 

Author Comment

by:flfmmqp
ID: 17946648
No I don't want to change from the code.  I want to be able to change it when looking at the form design and click on it to change.  I can do this from the code that is simple.  The default setting for vb.net seems to have taken this function away that VB6 used to have.  I want to be looking at the form and single click twice and change the text on the controls on the form.  Does this make sense?  I should not have to go through the properties box to do this!
0
PeopleSoft Has Never Been Easier

PeopleSoft Adoption Made Smooth & Simple!

On-The-Job Training Is made Intuitive & Easy With WalkMe's On-Screen Guidance Tool.  Claim Your Free WalkMe Account Now

 
LVL 67

Accepted Solution

by:
sirbounty earned 250 total points
ID: 17946675
Sorry, I don't think you have any other option than what's already been mentioned.
You'll find several features of vb6 are not available in .net - mostly due to the fact that it's not an 'upgrade' but more of a replacement...(I miss the ease of using control arrays in vb6, for example, but I'm gradually learning to do it the .net way...)
0
 

Author Comment

by:flfmmqp
ID: 17946692
Desp:

That only works if the last thing you click on was the text in the properties box.  Close but no cigar.  If I had last been working in the name field it would start typing in the name field.  
0
 

Author Comment

by:flfmmqp
ID: 17946703
That is what is great about this site.  I know someone has an answer to this question.  Please let someone have the answer to this question.
0
 
LVL 67

Expert Comment

by:sirbounty
ID: 17946736
I hope to be proven wrong... ;)
0
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:Fernando Soto
ID: 17947122
Hi flfmmqp;

To change most of the properties of controls in .Net IDE / Design time it must be done in the properties window. There are some properties such as Size and Location that can be changed from the form view but that is about it.

Sorry sirbounty but could not prove you wrong. ;=)

Have a great day everyone.

Fernando
0
 
LVL 67

Expert Comment

by:sirbounty
ID: 17947473
I'm sure you'll have many more moments to do so in the future Fernado... ;^)
0
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:Fernando Soto
ID: 17947805
Well that will be true for us all, otherwise we will not be learning. ;=)
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

It was really hard time for me to get the understanding of Delegates in C#. I went through many websites and articles but I found them very clumsy. After going through those sites, I noted down the points in a easy way so here I am sharing that unde…
If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
In this video we outline the Physical Segments view of NetCrunch network monitor. By following this brief how-to video, you will be able to learn how NetCrunch visualizes your network, how granular is the information collected, as well as where to f…
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…

636 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question