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HtmlTextWriter.OutputTabs Method

Writes a series of tab strings that represent the indentation level for a line of markup characters.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

protected virtual void OutputTabs()

The OutputTabs method uses the Indent property to determine how many tab strings to write to obtain the desired indentation.

The tab string is specified with the HtmlTextWriter constructor. If no tab string is specified, the DefaultTabString constant (\t) is used.

The following code example shows how to override the OutputTabs method in a class that is derived from the HtmlTextWriter class. The OutputTabs override always uses the DefaultTabString constant to perform the indentation.

// Override the OutputTabs method to set the tab to 
// the number of spaces defined by the Indent variable.       
protected override void OutputTabs()
    // Output the DefaultTabString for the number 
    // of times specified in the Indent property. 
    for (int i = 0; i < Indent; i++)

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.NET Framework

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