Skip to main content
A newer version of this page is available. .


Labels allow you to display static text. The Layout Control provides built-in labels (DevExpress.XtraLayout.SimpleLabelItem), so there is no need to use external label controls within the layout:


To add built-in labels to the layout at design time or runtime, invoke the Customization Form and drag Label items from the form to your layout.


As a result, a new label is created and displayed at the position where it is dropped. You can then move the label to a new position if necessary. To delete the label from the layout, do one of the following:

  • drag it back to the Customization Form;
  • select it and press the Delete key.

To add labels to your layout in code, create a DevExpress.XtraLayout.SimpleLabelItem object, and then add it to the required layout group. See Customizing a Layout In Code for examples as well as a list of methods that can be used to add items to groups.