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TabPage.Text Property

Gets or sets the text to display on the tab.

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

public override string Text { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The text to display on the tab.

Changing the Text property value does not automatically center the new value on the tab if the TabControl has a SizeMode property value of Fixed. You can work around this limitation by setting the TabControl.ItemSize property or by removing the TabPage from the TabControl.TabPages collection and adding it back to the collection. Both of these actions will automatically center the text.

The following code example creates a TabControl with one TabPage. The Text property sets the tab page text to myTabPage.

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;
	private TabPage tabPage1;

	private void MyTabs()
		this.tabControl1 = new TabControl();
		this.tabPage1 = new TabPage();

		this.tabControl1.Controls.AddRange(new Control[] {
		this.tabControl1.Location = new Point(25, 25);
		this.tabControl1.Size = new Size(250, 250);

		// Displays a string, myTabPage, on tabPage1.
		this.tabPage1.Text = "myTabPage";

		this.ClientSize = new Size(300, 300);
		this.Controls.AddRange(new Control[] {

	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.