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TabControl.SelectTab Method (String)

Makes the tab with the specified name the current tab.

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

public void SelectTab (
	string tabPageName
public void SelectTab (
	String tabPageName
public function SelectTab (
	tabPageName : String
Not applicable.



The Name of the tab to select.

Exception typeCondition


tabPageName is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


tabPageName does not match the Name property of any TabPage in the TabPages collection.

Use this method to programmatically select a particular tab in a TabControl.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0