How to Display Static Label Text on Screen in Lightswitch 2012

This article shows how to display a Static Label Text on the screen using a LightSwitch Application (Visual C#) in Visual Studio 2012.

The following is the procedure for displaying a static label text on the screen.

Step 1

Open the Solution Explorer.

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Step 2

In the Solution Explorer, right-click on the server and choose "Add Table".

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Step 3

The table appears.

Emp Table


Step 4

In the Solution Explorer, right-click on the Screens and choose "Add Screen".

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Step 5

The Add New Screen dialog box appears. Select the "New Data Screen" from the Screen Template, under screen information, choose "None" under screen data and provide a name for the Screen and click the "OK" button.

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Step 6

The screen designer appears.

Step 7

Click on "Add Data Item" in the menu bar.

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Step 8

The Add Data Item dialog box appears on the screen.
Select the "Local Property" radio button and choose "String" as the type. Name this property "LabText".

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Step 9

In the Screen Designer
click on the "Add" dropdown list and choose "LabText".

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Step 10

By default "LabText" consists of the "TextBox" control. We can use the drop down list to change the control to a "Label".


Step 11

Go to the property window of Labtext and set the Label Position to "None".

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Step 12

Click on the Write Code drop down list in the menu bar and choose the "_Activated" method.


In the code editon we perform the following code:

using System;

using System.Linq;

using System.IO;

using System.IO.IsolatedStorage;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using Microsoft.LightSwitch;

using Microsoft.LightSwitch.Framework.Client;

using Microsoft.LightSwitch.Presentation;

using Microsoft.LightSwitch.Presentation.Extensions;

namespace LightSwitchApplication


    public partial class CreateNew


        partial void CreateNew_Activated()


            // Write your code here.

            Labtext = "Welcome to MCN Solutions, Noida";




Step 13

Press F5 to run the application.


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