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
Available since 1.1
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