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I am creating dynamic labels by dragging and dropping. My question is how would I know the name of the generated labels so that I can manipulate them by sending Unicodes?

Here is my code:
private void ImageBox_DragDrop(object sender, DragEventArgs e)
            Graphics g = ImageBox.CreateGraphics();
                new Point(e.X - this.Left, e.Y - this.Top - 150));
            Point p2 = PointToClient(Cursor.Position);
            Label buttlbl_0 = new Label();
            buttlbl_0.Location = new Point(p2.X, p2.Y);
            buttlbl_0.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(37, 37);
            buttlbl_0.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.DarkGray;
Updated 1-Jun-10 9:59am
Henry Minute 1-Jun-10 15:14pm
In reply to your comment on John's Answer: No you have to take care of creating a different name for each of your labels. One way is to have a member global to your Form and increment it as each label is added. e.g. private int labelCount = 0; then in ImageBox_DragDrop() buttlbl_0.Name = "labelt_" + ++labelCount.ToString();

Or similar.

1 solution

You could - ummm - set the Name property...

At that point, you can look for them after they're added to the Controls list.
TolgaCiftci 1-Jun-10 13:32pm
When I add the name property.. lets say I add the name labelt, will it go as labelt1, labelt2 as I create new labels?
#realJSOP 1-Jun-10 16:09pm
Yeah, use label.Name = string.Format("label{0:000}", counter); and you'll get "label001", "label002", etc.

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