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

public Control GetNextControl (
	Control ctl,
	bool forward
public Control GetNextControl (
	Control ctl, 
	boolean forward
public function GetNextControl (
	ctl : Control, 
	forward : boolean
) : Control



The Control to start the search with.


true to search forward in the tab order; false to search backward.

Return Value

The next Control in the tab order.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, 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, 1.1, 1.0