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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. This is a dependency property.

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>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0

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