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Advent Calendar Door 23: Working with field labels in SharePoint Forms

Working with field labels in SharePoint Forms

It is not always practical to have field labels in SharePoint Forms tied to their corresponding controls and shown on their left side. Luckily, by using skybow Solution Studio or skybow Rich Forms this becomes an really easy thing to solve. Today’s skybow Advent Calendar cookie shows how to do that in one single click.

By clicking on the “Label” icon in the “Layouts” group of the “Rich forms” toolbar, when a field is selected, you can choose how the label should be aligned, or whether it should be displayed or hidden.

Label Forms SharePoint

If we, for example, align the Label on top of the control, the result will be something like:

Rich Forms Editor - Request

By selecting “Hide” and/or “Show” options, you can completely hide (or show again) the label besides the selected field.

The most flexibility we can achieve with the “Lock contents” option, and unlocking the label: this option breaks the tie between the control the label which belongs to it, so you can drag and drop the label anywhere in the form you would like to have it independently of the form control, or even delete it completely. 

Rich Forms Editor Look Contents

As you see, with skybow Solution Studio and skybow Rich Forms, you are fully flexible in the ways how do you want to show the form labels in display, edit and new SharePoint list forms.


Adis Jugo

Written by Adis Jugo

is Director of Product Technology at skybow, and a software architect with over 20 years of experience. Adis is double Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for Office Development and for Office Servers and Services. He first met SharePoint (and Microsoft CMS server) back in 2002, and since 2006 his focus was completely shifted towards architecture and development of productivity solutions, now based on the Azure, Office 365 and SharePoint technologies. Adis is an internationally recognized speaker with over 15 years of speaker experience, speaking at various Microsoft, Community and SharePoint/Office 365/Azure conferences worldwide.