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ListBox.UseTabStops Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the ListBox can recognize and expand tab characters when drawing its strings.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public bool UseTabStops { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the control can expand tab characters; otherwise, false. The default is true.

The following code example demonstrates how to create a ListBox that displays items with tab characters.

		private void CreateTabStopList()
		{
			ListBox listBox1 = new ListBox();
			listBox1.SetBounds(20,20,100,100);

			for(int x = 1; x < 20;x++)
			{
				listBox1.Items.Add("Item\t" + x.ToString());
			}
			// Make the ListBox display tabs within each item.
			listBox1.UseTabStops = true;
			this.Controls.Add(listBox1);
		}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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