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TextBoxBase.AcceptsTab Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether pressing the TAB key in a multiline text box control types a TAB character in the control instead of moving the focus to the next control in the tab order.

[Visual Basic]
Public Property AcceptsTab As Boolean
[C#]
public bool AcceptsTab {get; set;}
[C++]
public: __property bool get_AcceptsTab();
public: __property void set_AcceptsTab(bool);
[JScript]
public function get AcceptsTab() : Boolean;
public function set AcceptsTab(Boolean);

Property Value

true if users can enter tabs in a multiline text box using the TAB key; false if pressing the TAB key moves the focus. The default is false.

Remarks

If the AcceptsTab property is set to true, the user must press CTRL+TAB to move the focus to the next control in the tab order.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example uses TextBox, a derived class, to create a multiline TextBox control with vertical scroll bars. This example also uses the AcceptsTab, AcceptsReturn, and WordWrap properties to make the multiline text box control useful for creating text documents.

[Visual Basic] 
Public Sub CreateMyMultilineTextBox()
    ' Create an instance of a TextBox control.
    Dim textBox1 As New TextBox()
    
    ' Set the Multiline property to true.
    textBox1.Multiline = True
    ' Add vertical scroll bars to the TextBox control.
    textBox1.ScrollBars = ScrollBars.Vertical
    ' Allow the RETURN key in the TextBox control.
    textBox1.AcceptsReturn = True
    ' Allow the TAB key to be entered in the TextBox control.
    textBox1.AcceptsTab = True
    ' Set WordWrap to true to allow text to wrap to the next line.
    textBox1.WordWrap = True
    ' Set the default text of the control.
    textBox1.Text = "Welcome!"
End Sub


[C#] 
public void CreateMyMultilineTextBox()
 {
    // Create an instance of a TextBox control.
    TextBox textBox1 = new TextBox();
    
    // Set the Multiline property to true.
    textBox1.Multiline = true;
    // Add vertical scroll bars to the TextBox control.
    textBox1.ScrollBars = ScrollBars.Vertical;
    // Allow the RETURN key in the TextBox control.
    textBox1.AcceptsReturn = true;
    // Allow the TAB key to be entered in the TextBox control.
    textBox1.AcceptsTab = true;
    // Set WordWrap to true to allow text to wrap to the next line.
    textBox1.WordWrap = true;
    // Set the default text of the control.
    textBox1.Text = "Welcome!";
 }
 

[C++] 
public:
    void CreateMyMultilineTextBox() {
        // Create an instance of a TextBox control.
        TextBox __gc *textBox1 = new TextBox();

        // Set the Multiline property to true.
        textBox1->Multiline = true;
        // Add vertical scroll bars to the TextBox control.
        textBox1->ScrollBars = ScrollBars::Vertical;
        // Allow the RETURN key in the TextBox control.
        textBox1->AcceptsReturn = true;
        // Allow the TAB key to be entered in the TextBox control.
        textBox1->AcceptsTab = true;
        // Set WordWrap to true to allow text to wrap to the next line.
        textBox1->WordWrap = true;
        // Set the default text of the control.
        textBox1->Text = S"Welcome!";
    };

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

See Also

TextBoxBase Class | TextBoxBase Members | System.Windows.Forms Namespace | AcceptsReturn

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