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TabControl Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the TabControl class.

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

public TabControl()

The following code example creates a TabControl with one TabPage. The TabControl constructor creates an instance of tabControl1.

Use the System.Windows.Forms namespace for this example.

using System.Windows.Forms;

public class Form1 : Form
    private TabControl tabControl1;
    private TabPage tabPage1;

    public void MyTabs()
        // Invokes the TabControl() constructor to create the tabControl1 object.
        this.tabControl1 = new System.Windows.Forms.TabControl();

        // Creates a new tab page and adds it to the tab control
        this.tabPage1 = new TabPage();


        // Adds the tab control to the form

    public Form1()

    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.