TabControl.SelectedTab Property

 

Gets or sets the currently selected tab page.

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

<BrowsableAttribute(False)>
Public Property SelectedTab As TabPage

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.TabPage

A TabPage that represents the selected tab page. If no tab page is selected, the value is null.

The tab page must be in the TabPages collection to make it the current tab page.

The following code example creates a TabControl with two TabPage objects. The SelectedTab property sets tabPage2 as the currently selected tab page.

Use the System.Drawing and System.Windows.Forms namespaces for this example.

Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.Windows.Forms

Public Class Form1
    Inherits Form
    Private tabControl1 As TabControl
    Private tabPage1 As TabPage
    Private tabPage2 As TabPage

    Private Sub MyTabs()
        Me.tabControl1 = New TabControl()
        Me.tabPage1 = New TabPage()
        Me.tabPage2 = New TabPage()

        Me.tabControl1.Controls.AddRange(New Control() {Me.tabPage1, Me.tabPage2})
        Me.tabControl1.Padding = New Point(15, 10)
        Me.tabControl1.Location = New Point(35, 25)
        Me.tabControl1.Size = New Size(220, 220)

        ' Selects tabPage2 using SelectedTab.
        Me.tabControl1.SelectedTab = tabPage2

        Me.tabPage1.Text = "tabPage1"
        Me.tabPage2.Text = "tabPage2"

        Me.Size = New Size(300, 300)
        Me.Controls.AddRange(New Control() {Me.tabControl1})
    End Sub

    Public Sub New()
        MyTabs()
    End Sub

    Shared Sub Main()
        Application.Run(New Form1())
    End Sub
End Class

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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