CommandBar.DefaultLabelPosition Property


Gets or sets a value that indicates the placement and visibility of the labels on the command bar's buttons.

 property CommandBarDefaultLabelPosition DefaultLabelPosition { CommandBarDefaultLabelPosition get(); void set(CommandBarDefaultLabelPosition value); };
CommandBarDefaultLabelPosition DefaultLabelPosition();

void DefaultLabelPosition(CommandBarDefaultLabelPosition value);
public CommandBarDefaultLabelPosition DefaultLabelPosition { get; set; }
var commandBarDefaultLabelPosition = commandBar.defaultLabelPosition;
commandBar.defaultLabelPosition = commandBarDefaultLabelPosition;
Public Property DefaultLabelPosition As CommandBarDefaultLabelPosition
<CommandBar DefaultLabelPosition="commandBarDefaultLabelPositionMemberName" />

Property Value

An enumeration value that indicates the placement and visibility of the labels on the command bar's buttons. The default is Bottom.

Windows requirements

Device family
Windows 10 Anniversary Edition (introduced in 10.0.14393.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced in v3.0)


By default, an app bar button's label is displayed below the icon. You can set this property to show labels to the right of the icon, or to hide labels.

You can set the AppBarButton.LabelPosition property to override this value and make the label always collapsed for a specific app bar button.

Version compatibility

The DefaultLabelPosition property is not available prior to Windows 10, version 1607. If your app’s 'minimum platform version' setting in Microsoft Visual Studio is less than the 'introduced version' shown in the Requirements block later in this page, you must design and test your app to account for this. For more info, see Version adaptive code.

To avoid exceptions when your app runs on previous versions of Windows 10, do not set this property in XAML or use it without performing a runtime check. This example shows how to use the ApiInformation class to check for the presence of this property before you set it.

<CommandBar x:Name="commandBar1" Loaded="CommandBar_Loaded">
private void CommandBar_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    if (ApiInformation.IsPropertyPresent("Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls.CommandBar", "DefaultLabelPosition"))
        commandBar1.DefaultLabelPosition = CommandBarDefaultLabelPosition.Right;

Applies to