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Control.TabStop Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the user can give the focus to this control using the TAB key.

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

public function get TabStop () : boolean 
public function set TabStop (value : boolean)

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the user can give the focus to the control using the TAB key; otherwise, false. The default is true.
NoteNote:

This property will always return true for an instance of the Form class.

When the user presses the TAB key, the input focus is set to the next control in the tab order. Controls with the TabStop property value of false are not included in the collection of controls in the tab order. The tab order can be manipulated by setting the control's TabIndex property value.

The following code example adds a Button to a form and sets some of its common properties. The example anchors the button to the bottom-right corner of the form so it keeps its relative position as the form is resized. Next it sets the BackgroundImage and resizes the button to the same size as the Image. The example then sets the TabStop to true and sets the TabIndex property. Lastly, it adds an event handler to handle the Click event of the button. This example requires that you have an ImageList named imageList1.

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0
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