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TabControl.SizeMode Property

Gets or sets the way that the control's tabs are sized.

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

public TabSizeMode SizeMode { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.TabSizeMode
One of the TabSizeMode values. The default is Normal.


The property value is not a valid TabSizeMode value.

The following code example creates a TabControl with five TabPage. This example sets the SizeMode property to FillToRight, which sizes the tabs so that each row fills the entire width of tabControl1.

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

using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;

public class Form1 : Form
    private TabControl tabControl1;

    public Form1()
        this.tabControl1 = new TabControl();
        TabPage tabPage1 = new TabPage();
        TabPage tabPage2 = new TabPage();
        TabPage tabPage3 = new TabPage();
        TabPage tabPage4 = new TabPage();
        TabPage tabPage5 = new TabPage();

        TabPage[] tabPages = {tabPage1, tabPage2, tabPage3, tabPage4, tabPage5};

        // Sizes the tabs so that each row fills the entire width of tabControl1.
        this.tabControl1.SizeMode = TabSizeMode.FillToRight;

        this.tabControl1.Multiline = true;
        this.tabControl1.Padding = new Point(15, 5);
        this.tabControl1.Controls.AddRange(new Control[] {
            tabPage1, tabPage2, tabPage3, tabPage4, tabPage5});
        this.tabControl1.Location = new Point(35, 25);
        this.tabControl1.Size = new Size(220, 220);    

        this.Size = new Size(300, 300);

    static void Main() 
        Application.Run(new Form1());

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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