Control.IsTabStop Property

Gets or sets whether a control is included in tab navigation.

Namespace: System.Windows.Controls
Assembly: PresentationFramework (in presentationframework.dll)
XML Namespace:

public bool IsTabStop { get; set; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_IsTabStop ()

/** @property */
public void set_IsTabStop (boolean value)

public function get IsTabStop () : boolean

public function set IsTabStop (value : boolean)

<object IsTabStop="bool" .../>

Property Value

true if is included in tab navigation; otherwise, false. The default is true.

Identifier Field


Metadata Flags


If IsTabStop is false, the control is excluded from tab navigation.

The following example shows how to set the IsTabStop property and how to test whether a control is included in tab navigation.

<Button Name="btn13" IsTabStop="true" Click="IsTabStop">

void IsTabStop(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    if (btn13.IsTabStop == true)
        btn13.Content = "Control is a tab stop.";

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 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

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