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Control.GetNextControl Method

Retrieves the next control forward or back in the tab order of child controls.

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

public Control GetNextControl(
	Control ctl,
	bool forward
)

Parameters

ctl
Type: System.Windows.Forms.Control
The Control to start the search with.
forward
Type: System.Boolean
true to search forward in the tab order; false to search backward.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.Control
The next Control in the tab order.

The GetNextControl method is dependent on tab order. To iterate through all controls of a form, including nested controls, use the Controls property. To get or set the active control of a container control, use the ActiveControl property.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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