Visual Basic Reference

Visual Studio 6.0

TabStop Property

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Returns or sets a value indicating whether a user can use the TAB key to give the focus to an object.


object.TabStop [= boolean]

The TabStop property syntax has these parts:

Part Description
Object An object expression that evaluates to an object in the Applies To list.
Boolean A Boolean expression specifying whether the object is a tab stop, as described in Settings.


The settings for boolean are:

Setting Description
True (Default) Designates the object as a tab stop.
False Bypasses the object when the user is tabbing, although the object still holds its place in the actual tab order, as determined by the TabIndex property.


This property enables you to add or remove a control from the tab order on a form. For example, if you're using a PictureBox control to draw a graphic, set its TabStop property to False, so the user can't tab to the PictureBox.