Label created in new thread wont display

Experts,

I have the following loop which is run in a new thread when the user clicks on start.  The label does not show, and I dont know why this is, although my messagebox does,  please help!
public static void RunLoop(int stop)
        {
            while (true)
            {
                if (stop == 1)
                {
                    break;
                }
 
                ArrayList serverlist = new ArrayList();
                serverlist = MySQLcontrol.GetServers();
 
                int x = 300;
                int y = 100;
                int count = 0;
                foreach (ServerObj so in serverlist)
                {
                    switch (so.ServerType)
                    {
                        case "Virus Scanner":
                            MessageBox.Show("HERE");
                            System.Windows.Forms.Label label = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
                            label.Name = "label" + count.ToString();
                            label.Text = so.ServerName;
                            label.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(x, y);
                            label.Visible = true;
                            x = x + 50;
                            count++;
                            break;
                    }
                }
                Thread.Sleep(10000);
            }
        }

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mhouldridgeAsked:
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Anurag ThakurConnect With a Mentor Technical ManagerCommented:
threading in windows forms is a little bit peculiar and all the UI operations needs to be performed in the main therad and not in the child thread
please read the following article and it will make a few more things clearer
http://www.yoda.arachsys.com/csharp/threads/winforms.shtml
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rambovnCommented:
System.Windows.Forms.Label label = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
                            label.Name = "label" + count.ToString();
                            label.Text = so.ServerName;
                            label.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(x, y);
                            label.Visible = true;
this.Controls.Add(label);
or yourform.Controls.Add(label);

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mhouldridgeAuthor Commented:
Hi,

thanks for the info, but the intellisense  does not contain a reference for Contols, only ControlCollection.

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mhouldridgeAuthor Commented:
This is because I've added this to a new thread, and this new thread cant access the main thread which the form runs on.

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