Read-Only Labels?

I created 5 new public properties and assigned each a default value for later. Then I try to change the values and get this error:

This method cannot accept an assigned value (its lacks like an assigns parameter. )
lblRndDmgLvl = “Current damage Level = 3”

I have never seen this one, can anyone offer some ideas?

lblRndDmgLvl.Text = "Current damage Level = 3"

dumb error … Thanks