The Labels tab is used to specify display settings for labels of a point, line, or polygon layer. If any labeling is defined in the ArcPad map file (.apm) or in the layer’s ArcPad layer file (.apl), it is displayed on this tab; otherwise, the default settings are used. Label settings in the ArcPad map file override label settings in the ArcPad layer file.
When selected, text labels will not be displayed.
The default is selected.
Labels using field
When selected, text labels are displayed for features in the layer using the contents of the specified attribute field. Choose the attribute field that will provide the label text for features in the layer.
Defaults are unselected and <None> for the attribute field.
Labels using the expression
When selected, text labels are displayed for features in the layer using the specified label expression.
The default is unselected.
Label expression field
Type the expression to be evaluated for each feature’s label. The results of the expression will be used for the label. The expression needs to be used in the scripting language specified on the Scripting tab of the ArcPad Options dialog box. The scripting engine’s error message will be used for the label text if an invalid expression is specified.
The default is blank.
Tap to choose a font for the label text. You need to specify a font that can display the characters in your attribute table. Default is the Default Label Font chosen on the Fonts tab of the ArcPad Options dialog box.
Rotate labels using field
Specify the attribute field that will provide the angle to be used to rotate the label. This option is only available for point shapefile and ArcPad AXF layers.
The default is <None>.
Draw labels after drawing features
When checked, the labels are only drawn after all the features for the associated layer have been drawn. When unchecked, the label for each feature is drawn immediately after the feature has been drawn. You should use this option to avoid subsequent features from being drawn over labels from previous features. The default is checked.