Static controls are used to contain and display descriptive or graphical information. You cannot change the contents of static controls at run time.

Static Controls

The following table describes the different types of static controls.

Control Description


A label is used to display text, most commonly the caption of another control. The label is usually a child of the other control, but labels can also be used as stand-alone controls.


An image control is used for displaying a picture.


A shape is a graphical element, such as line, circle, or rectangle.

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