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Control.Select Method (Boolean, Boolean)

.NET Framework 1.1

Activates a child control. Optionally specifies the direction in the tab order to select the control from.

[Visual Basic]
Overloads Protected Overridable Sub Select( _
   ByVal directed As Boolean, _
   ByVal forward As Boolean _
protected virtual void Select(
 bool directed,
 bool forward
protected: virtual void Select(
 bool directed,
 bool forward
protected function Select(
   directed : Boolean,
 forward : Boolean


true to specify the direction of the control to select; otherwise, false.
true to move forward in the tab order; false to move backward in the tab order.


The directed and forward parameters are used by container-style controls. When the directed parameter is set to true, the forward parameter is evaluated to determine which control to select. When forward is set to true, the next control in the tab order is selected; when false, the previous control in the tab order is selected.

The Select method activates the control if the control's ControlStyles.Selectable style bit set to true, it is contained in another control, and all its parent controls are both visible and enabled.

The Windows Forms controls in the following list are not selectable. Controls derived from controls in the list will also not be selectable.


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

See Also

Control Class | Control Members | System.Windows.Forms Namespace | Control.Select Overload List | ContainerControl | Select