TabControl::TabCount Property


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Gets the number of tabs in the tab strip.

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

property int TabCount {
	int 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 namespace System::Drawing;
using namespace System::Windows::Forms;
public ref class Form1: public Form
      TabControl^ tabControl1 = gcnew TabControl;
      TabPage^ tabPage1 = gcnew TabPage;
      TabPage^ tabPage2 = gcnew TabPage;
      TabPage^ tabPage3 = gcnew TabPage;
      TabPage^ tabPage4 = gcnew TabPage;
      TabPage^ tabPage5 = gcnew TabPage;
      Label^ label1 = gcnew Label;
      tabControl1->Multiline = true;
      tabControl1->SizeMode = TabSizeMode::FillToRight;
      tabControl1->Padding = Point(15,5);
      array<Control^>^tabControls = {tabPage1,tabPage2,tabPage3,tabPage4,tabPage5};
      tabControl1->Controls->AddRange( tabControls );
      tabControl1->Location = Point(35,65);
      tabControl1->Size = System::Drawing::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 = System::String::Concat( "There are ", tabsInTabStrip, " tabs in the tabControl1 tab strip." );
      label1->Location = Point(35,25);
      label1->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 220, 30 );
      Size = System::Drawing::Size( 300, 300 );
      array<Control^>^formControls = {label1,tabControl1};
      Controls->AddRange( formControls );


int main()
   Application::Run( gcnew Form1 );

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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