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TabControl.SelectTab Method (TabPage)

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Makes the specified TabPage the current tab.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public void SelectTab (
	TabPage tabPage
public void SelectTab (
	TabPage tabPage
public function SelectTab (
	tabPage : TabPage



The TabPage to select.

Exception typeCondition


index is less than 0 or greater than the number of TabPage controls in the TabPages collection minus 1.


tabPage is not in the TabPages collection.


tabPage is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Use this method to programmatically select a particular tab in a TabControl.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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