Creating an Array of Labels

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    Creating an Array of Labels

    I'm attempting to write a program that displays an array of labels; however, I can't seen to make the labels appear in the form. I've set some of the properties, but still not luck. Any suggestions?

    Code:
    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.ComponentModel;
    using System.Data;
    using System.Drawing;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Text;
    using System.Windows.Forms;
    
    
    namespace HangMan
    {
        public partial class Hangman : Form
        {
            Random r = new Random();
            string[] a = {"Cleveland", "Oakland", "Detroit", "Tampa", "Seattle", "Portland",
                "Denver", "Phoenix", "Kent", "Hollywood", "Buffalo"};
            string q = "";
            Label[] label;
    
    
            int guessRight = 0;
            int guessWrong = 0; 
            
            public Hangman()
            {
                InitializeComponent();
            }
            private void Hangman_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
            {
                int n = 0;
                q = a[n];
                Guess.Visible = false;
    
    
                label = new Label[q.Length];
    
    
                int c = 0;
                for (int i = 0; i < label.Length; i++)
                {
                    label[i] = new Label();
                    label[i].AutoSize = true;
                    label[i].Location = new Point(200 + c, 150);
                    label[i].Font = Control.DefaultFont; 
                    label[i].ForeColor = Control.DefaultForeColor;
                    label[i].BackColor = Control.DefaultBackColor;
                    this.Controls.Add(label[i]); 
                    c += 57;
                }
            }

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    You need to set the labels Visible Property to true.
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    In addition to nvoigt:

    You set autosize property of the label to true and you does't set any display text to the label. Possibly you does't use the array you defined for display text of the label.


    Code:
       string[] a = {"Cleveland", "Oakland", "Detroit", "Tampa", "Seattle", "Portland",
                "Denver", "Phoenix", "Kent", "Hollywood", "Buffalo"};

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    If you're manipulating controls, you might also need to call Invalidate() (on the form works) to cause a repaint.
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    I would also recommend using a list of labels instead of an array.

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