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Labels with graphics?

Is there a common way to embed a graphic or icon into a label? I want
to have something like "Press <<IMGBTN1>To Continue" or "Press
<<IMGBTN2>For Help".

Normally I'd just create a graphic for the whole string, but this will
be translated in multiple languages and I want to keep the images
generic and only translate text.
Jun 27 '08 #1
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"raiderdav" <ra*******@gmail.comwrote:
Is there a common way to embed a graphic or icon into a label?
Normally I'd just create a graphic for the whole string, but this will
be translated in multiple languages and I want to keep the images
generic and only translate text.
You definitely can't do it with a simple label. You could do it with
custom drawing in a Paint event, but you'd have to consider things like
word wrap.

You could also ensure the image falls outside the label, e.g. "To
continue, click: <separate image here>". I suppose every language has a
way of stating this sentence so that the image comes last, but you never
know.

The general recommendation is to keep images totally separate from text
for localisation purposes.

Eq.
Jun 27 '08 #2
On May 12, 10:56*am, raiderdav <raider...@gmail.comwrote:
Is there a common way to embed a graphic or icon into a label? *I want
to have something like "Press <<IMGBTN1>To Continue" or "Press
<<IMGBTN2>For Help".

Normally I'd just create a graphic for the whole string, but this will
be translated in multiple languages and I want to keep the images
generic and only translate text.
Hi,

There is no such a control in the framework, imagine, what if instead
of one you want two images?, or how to indicate the position of the
images?
But it's not difficult to implement, you could create a control that
is compose of two labels and one PictureBox
Jun 27 '08 #3
There is no such a control in the framework, imagine, what if instead
of one you want two images?, or how to indicate the position of the
images?
But it's not difficult to implement, you could create a control that
is compose of two labels and one PictureBox
Thank you both for the comments. It looks like I'll need to create a
Label-Image-Label control for myself.

The icons/images that I need to display are all very simple. I'm also
considering creating a custom font character for each icon, but I
suppose that will be difficult to color properly as fonts are all
single colored, and there is no way to color individual characters
within a single label (or is there?).

Thanks,
dave
Jun 27 '08 #4
Build it using CSS lame-o ;-) but I'm curious why you wouldn't just use an
ImageButton control?
"raiderdav" <ra*******@gmail.comwrote in message
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Is there a common way to embed a graphic or icon into a label? I want
to have something like "Press <<IMGBTN1>To Continue" or "Press
<<IMGBTN2>For Help".

Normally I'd just create a graphic for the whole string, but this will
be translated in multiple languages and I want to keep the images
generic and only translate text.
Jun 27 '08 #5
On May 12, 10:44 am, "clintonG" <nob...@nowhere.comwrote:
Build it using CSS lame-o ;-) but I'm curious why you wouldn't just use an
ImageButton control?
Haha - thanks for the tip. Actually, some HTML style tags would be
handy for this.

If I make it an image button, then when it is translated to different
languages I need to have a different image for spanish, french,
german, etc, and call the appropriate image based on the language in
use. This is for a handheld device (Compact Framework) so I need to
minimize the number of images and file sizes.
Jun 27 '08 #6
On May 12, 11:44*am, "clintonG" <nob...@nowhere.comwrote:
Build it using CSS lame-o ;-) but I'm curious why you wouldn't just use an
ImageButton control?
Hi,

Good point, OP: is this a web or a win problem?
Jun 27 '08 #7
Good point, OP: is this a web or a win problem?

It's a win problem - WinCE to be exact. Not a web app.
Jun 27 '08 #8
I see your point --but-- do you know how to use Expression Builders [1] in
ASP.NET? I use the <%= method( ) %all the time with others to dynamically
bind properties to my client-side HTML at runtime and do it all the time.
Check out these examples [2-4] Its like the Response.Write of ASP.NET and
Expression will work for you. Expression Builders will solve your problem
localizing.

I'm just getting into WPF. It supports several new ways to bind properties
to attributes and more dynamic ways to generate the context of the "page" at
runtime.

[1] http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/d5bd1tad.aspx

[2] ToolTip='<%# "RSS Channel Builder "
+ Eval("Title")
+ " Element Is Selected"%>'
runat="server" />

[3] ToolTip='<%# (Eval("Title") == "Finish Channel")
? "Finish using the RSS Channel Builder"
: "RSS Channel "
+ Eval("Title")
+ " Element" %>'

[4] Text='<%# DataBinder.Eval(Container, "DataItem.Name")%>'

"raiderdav" <ra*******@gmail.comwrote in message
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On May 12, 10:44 am, "clintonG" <nob...@nowhere.comwrote:
>Build it using CSS lame-o ;-) but I'm curious why you wouldn't just use
an
ImageButton control?

Haha - thanks for the tip. Actually, some HTML style tags would be
handy for this.

If I make it an image button, then when it is translated to different
languages I need to have a different image for spanish, french,
german, etc, and call the appropriate image based on the language in
use. This is for a handheld device (Compact Framework) so I need to
minimize the number of images and file sizes.
Jun 27 '08 #9
I have zero experience with Windows applications and replied with comments
regarding Expression Builders. Surely there must be a similar construct in
Windows Forms as we Web Forms guys can't be having all the fun can we?
"raiderdav" <ra*******@gmail.comwrote in message
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>Good point, OP: is this a web or a win problem?

It's a win problem - WinCE to be exact. Not a web app.
Jun 27 '08 #10
On May 12, 2:17*pm, raiderdav <raider...@gmail.comwrote:
On May 12, 10:44 am, "clintonG" <nob...@nowhere.comwrote:
Build it using CSS lame-o ;-) but I'm curious why you wouldn't just use an
ImageButton control?

Haha - thanks for the tip. *Actually, some HTML style tags would be
handy for this.

If I make it an image button, then when it is translated to different
languages I need to have a different image for spanish, french,
german, etc, and call the appropriate image based on the language in
use. *This is for a handheld device (Compact Framework) so I need to
minimize the number of images and file sizes.
Hi,

In that case consider do not use an image in the first place, unless
it really is needed in your app. In any case you will need to create
it yourself. Nothing complex though, just two labels and a PictureBox
Jun 27 '08 #11
On May 12, 12:41*pm, raiderdav <raider...@gmail.comwrote:
There is no such a control in the framework, imagine, what if instead
of one you want two images?, or how to indicate the position of the
images?
But it's not difficult to implement, you could create a control that
is compose of two labels and one PictureBox

Thank you both for the comments. *It looks like I'll need to create a
Label-Image-Label control for myself.

The icons/images that I need to display are all very simple. *I'm also
considering creating a custom font character for each icon, but I
suppose that will be difficult to color properly as fonts are all
single colored, and there is no way to color individual characters
within a single label (or is there?).

Thanks,
dave
Too complex, just use a Label/PictureBox/Label and move on.
Jun 27 '08 #12

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