In a Windows Forms application developed with VB2008 Express, Label controls change size the first time the .Text property is updated.
On a Windows XP Pro SP3 system where the app was developed the labels retain the size set at design time. On other systems, one also Windows XP, one Windows 7, labels shrink (all to the same size independent of content) the first time their .Text property
is updated. Labels that do not have their .Text property updated retain their design size.
The labels all occur within a FixedPanel of a SplitContainer.
Salient properties for the Label controls:
Anchor: Top, Left