How to add hyperlink to aspx label?

Posted on 2009-02-18
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Last Modified: 2013-12-17

I get a string from DB and display on aspx page as label.

I need to add a hyperlink to that label.

How can I do that?

I use VC#
<a href="test.aspx"><asp:Label ID="Label5" runat="server" /></a>

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Question by:techques
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daveamour earned 900 total points
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Not quite sure what it is you need.
Can you show me all the information you have being returned from the database - is it just 1 column or 2?
Also show me what html it is you want ultimatley rendered?
Meanwhile it may be that you just need to use the Hyperlink Control:
<asp:HyperLink ID="MyLink" runat="server"></asp:HyperLink>
Then in code behind you go:
        MyLink.Text = "BBC";
        MyLink.NavigateUrl = http://www.bbc.co.uk;
But of course you put in there the values from your database.

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isaackhazi earned 300 total points
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label.Text = "this text <a href=\"page.aspx?param=x\">link</a>"

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informaniac earned 300 total points
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I'm not sure if that might work....

coz label will render < as it is. ull have to use < instead something like this...

label.Text = "this text &lt;a href=\"page.aspx?param=x\"&gt;link&lt;/a&gt;"

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ID: 23678708
Think you got mixed up a bit.  If you did want to do things using a label and not an actual hyperlink control then < and > are correct. < and > will escape these and output them in the rendered content and not treat them as html tags.
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Thanks for the points techques but really you shouldn't have accepted what informaniac said as an answer as what he said is completeley 100% wrong!

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