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Control.TabIndex Property

Gets or sets a value that determines the order in which elements receive focus when the user navigates through controls by using the TAB key.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

[BindableAttribute(true)]
public int TabIndex { get; set; }
<object TabIndex="int" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
A value that determines the order of logical navigation for a device. The default value is Int32.MaxValue.

Identifier field

TabIndexProperty

Metadata properties set to true

None

A control with a lower tab index receives focus before a control with a higher index.

The following example sets the tab index of three buttons.


    <Button Name="btn9" BorderThickness="5.0" 
            Click="ChangeBorderThickness" TabIndex="2">
      BorderThickness
    </Button>

    <Button Name="btn10" FontStretch ="Condensed" 
            Click="ChangeFontStretch" TabIndex="3">
      FontStretch
    </Button>

    <Button Name="btn11" Padding = "5" 
            Click="ChangePadding" TabIndex="1">
      Padding
    </Button>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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