Displaying Text with XAML

When displaying text in XAML you have a choice between TextBox, TextBlock and Label.  You may remember TextBox and Label from the world of WinForms.  But what’s the deal with a TextBlock?  Why should I used that instead of a Label.

A label is basically a textblock with a border. So if all you want to display is a text, then probably it is best to use a TextBlock.

Proof is in the template of the Label itself, see below

<Style x:Key="LabelStyle1" TargetType="{x:Type Label}">
<Setter Property="Foreground" Value="{DynamicResource {x:Static SystemColors.ControlTextBrushKey}}"/>
<Setter Property="Background" Value="Transparent"/>
<Setter Property="Padding" Value="5"/>
<Setter Property="HorizontalContentAlignment" Value="Left"/>
<Setter Property="VerticalContentAlignment" Value="Top"/>
<Setter Property="Template">
<Setter.Value>
<ControlTemplate TargetType="{x:Type Label}">
<Border SnapsToDevicePixels="true" Background="{TemplateBinding Background}" BorderBrush="{TemplateBinding BorderBrush}" BorderThickness="{TemplateBinding BorderThickness}" Padding="{TemplateBinding Padding}">
<ContentPresenter HorizontalAlignment="{TemplateBinding HorizontalContentAlignment}" VerticalAlignment="{TemplateBinding VerticalContentAlignment}" SnapsToDevicePixels="{TemplateBinding SnapsToDevicePixels}" RecognizesAccessKey="True"/>
</Border>
<ControlTemplate.Triggers>
<Trigger Property="IsEnabled" Value="false">
<Setter Property="Foreground" Value="{DynamicResource {x:Static SystemColors.GrayTextBrushKey}}"/>
</Trigger>
</ControlTemplate.Triggers>
</ControlTemplate>
</Setter.Value>
</Setter>
</Style>

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