How to Set the Padding of the Label in C#?

In Windows Forms, Label control is used to display text on the form and it does not take part in user input or in mouse or keyboard events. You are allowed to set the space between the content and the boundaries of the Label control using the Padding Property in the windows form. You can set this property using two different methods:

1. Design-Time: It is the easiest method to set the Padding property of the Label control using the following steps:

  • Step 1: Create a windows form as shown in the below image:
    Visual Studio -> File -> New -> Project -> WindowsFormApp
  • Step 2: Drag the Label control from the ToolBox and drop it on the windows form. You are allowed to place a Label control anywhere on the windows form according to your need.
  • Step 3: After drag and drop you will go to the properties of the Label control to set the Padding property of the Label.



    Output:

2. Run-Time: It is a little bit trickier than the above method. In this method, you can set the padding between the text and the label boundaries in the windows forms programmatically with the help of given syntax:

public System.Windows.Forms.Padding Padding { get; set; }

Here, Padding indicates the Label control’s internal spacing characteristics. Following steps are used to set the Padding property of the Label:

  • Step 1: Create a label using the Label() constructor is provided by the Label class.
    // Creating label using Label class
    Label mylab = new Label();
    
  • Step 2: After creating Label, set the Padding property of the Label provided by the Label class.
    // Set Padding property of the label
    mylab.Padding = new Padding(6);
    
  • Step 3: And last add this Label control to form using Add() method.
    // Add this label to the form
    this.Controls.Add(mylab);
    

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    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.ComponentModel;
    using System.Data;
    using System.Drawing;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Text;
    using System.Threading.Tasks;
    using System.Windows.Forms;
      
    namespace WindowsFormsApp16 {
      
    public partial class Form1 : Form {
      
        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }
      
        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            // Creating and setting the label
            Label mylab = new Label();
            mylab.Text = "GeeksforGeeks";
            mylab.Location = new Point(222, 90);
            mylab.AutoSize = true;
            mylab.Font = new Font("Calibri", 18);
            mylab.BorderStyle = BorderStyle.Fixed3D;
            mylab.ForeColor = Color.Green;
            mylab.Padding = new Padding(6);
      
            // Adding this control to the form
            this.Controls.Add(mylab);
      
            // Creating and setting the label
            Label mylab1 = new Label();
            mylab1.Text = "Welcome To GeeksforGeeks";
            mylab1.Location = new Point(155, 170);
            mylab1.AutoSize = true;
            mylab1.BorderStyle = BorderStyle.Fixed3D;
            mylab1.Font = new Font("Calibri", 18);
            mylab1.Padding = new Padding(6);
      
            // Adding this control to the form
            this.Controls.Add(mylab1);
        }
    }
    }

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    Output:

    Before setting padding:

    After setting padding:



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