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TabControl.TabCount Property

Gets the number of tabs in the tab strip.

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

public int TabCount { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The number of tabs in the tab strip.

The following code example creates a TabControl with five TabPage objects. This example uses the TabCount property to get the number of tabs currently in the tabControl1 tab strip.

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

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

public class Form1 : Form
    public Form1()
        TabControl tabControl1 = new TabControl();
        TabPage tabPage1 = new TabPage();
        TabPage tabPage2 = new TabPage();
        TabPage tabPage3 = new TabPage();
        TabPage tabPage4 = new TabPage();
        TabPage tabPage5 = new TabPage();
        Label label1= new Label();

        tabControl1.Multiline = true;
        tabControl1.SizeMode = TabSizeMode.FillToRight;
        tabControl1.Padding = new Point(15, 5);
        tabControl1.Controls.AddRange(new Control[] {
            tabPage1, tabPage2, tabPage3, tabPage4, tabPage5});
        tabControl1.Location = new Point(35, 65);
        tabControl1.Size = new Size(220, 180);    

        // Gets the number of tabs currently in the tabControl1 tab strip.
        // Assigns int value to the tabsInTabStrip variable.
        int tabsInTabStrip = tabControl1.TabCount;

        label1.Text = "There are " + tabsInTabStrip.ToString() + 
            " tabs in the tabControl1 tab strip.";
        label1.Location = new Point(35, 25);
        label1.Size = new Size(220, 30);

        Size = new Size(300, 300);
        Controls.AddRange(new Control[] {label1, tabControl1});

    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.