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    Alias: Umbraco.Label

    Returns: String

    Label is a non-editable control and can only be used to display a pre-set value.

    Data Type Definition Example

    Label Data Type Definition

    Value type

    If you want to set a value other than a String, you can define the data using one of the other available Data Types: Decimal, Date/time, Time, Integer and Big integer.

    There is also a Value Type: Long string if you need to set a very long string value for your Label.

    Content Example

    Label Content Example

    MVC View Example

    Without ModelsBuilder

        if (Model.HasValue("pageLabel")){

    With ModelsBuilder

        if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(Model.PageLabel))

    Add values programmatically

    See the example below to see how a value can be added or changed programmatically. To update a value of a property editor you need the Content Service.

    	// Get access to ContentService
    	var contentService = Services.ContentService;
    	// Create a variable for the GUID of the page you want to update
    	var guid = Guid.Parse("32e60db4-1283-4caa-9645-f2153f9888ef");
    	// Get the page using the GUID you've defined
    	var content = contentService.GetById(guid); // ID of your page
    	// Set the value of the property with alias 'pageLabel'. 
    	content.SetValue("pageLabel", "A pre-set string value");
    	// Save the change

    Although the use of a GUID is preferable, you can also use the numeric ID to get the page:

        // Get the page using it's id
        var content = contentService.GetById(1234); 

    If Modelsbuilder is enabled you can get the alias of the desired property without using a magic string:

        // Set the value of the property with alias 'pageLabel'
        content.SetValue(Home.GetModelPropertyType(x => x.PageLabel).Alias, "A pre-set string value");