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Need Help Placing Design Time Labels in PictureBox Using Visual Studio 2008

Posted on 2013-06-06
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Hello,

I am building a Windows PC application using VS 2008 in the .NET 3.5 Framework (VB.NET).

I have some Labels created in design time that I need encapsulated in a PictureBox which is also created in design time.  At current the parent for the Labels appears to be my DialogBox, and with or without the PictureBox present the Labels don't show at runtime.  I've attempted "Bring To Front" for the Labels and PictureBox, but it doesn't help.

I would like to know how to make the PictureBox the parent of the Labels (I suspect at present the DialogBox is the parent of the Labels).  I also tried cutting and pasting the Labels, with the PictureBox selected, but it did not make the PictureBox the parent object.  It seems that other elements on the DialogBox are hiding the Labels.

Thanks very much,
Stu Engelman
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The IDE won't allow the PictureBox to be the Parent of the Labels.  *It is technically possible to do that via code at run-time though.

Have you tried selecting the PictureBox and using "Send to Back"?

You also could use a Panel instead of a PictureBox, and set the BackgroundImage() and BackgroundImageLayout() properties.  This would allow the Labels to be properly moved into the Panel.
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Thanks Idle,

Will try out your suggestions and report back.

Stu
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Hi Idle,

Using PictureBox and "Send to Back" fixed it.

Thanks so much, Stu
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Very good help, fast reply.  Thank you.
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