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An eaForm Label is a control that can be used to:

Display text
Provide a shape that can be used for visual effect, for example as a background to one or more other controls.  Note to use as a background the designer will need to set the Z-order of the control within the Form Definition using the Form Editor.


Transparent colour


The label control can support transparent back colours.  To set a value as transparent you need to edit the backcolor in the control editor.

The string must be 8 characters which represent ARGB - each having a 2 digit hex value.  Of the A = 00 then the colour will be treated as transparent.



Control specific attributes


Enabled - means that the control will be presented at run-time - the default is that the control will be presented.
Autosize - relates to controls that will adjust their size to the contents - e.g. labels, buttons
Tab order - is the sequence number that is used by windows to move through the controls at run time
Anchor - this sets the reference point of the form against which the control is fixed and affects the movement of the control if the run time form is resized. Valid values consist of  a combination of these letters to indicate where the control is locked

       -  T (top)

       -  B (bottom)

       -  L (left)

       -  R (right)

Multiline - expands the label area to support multiline text; useful for providing users with information