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ListBox.UseTabStops Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the ListBox can recognize and expand tab characters when drawing its strings.

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

public bool UseTabStops { get; set; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_UseTabStops ()

/** @property */
public void set_UseTabStops (boolean value)

public function get UseTabStops () : boolean

public function set UseTabStops (value : boolean)

Not applicable.

Property Value

true if the control can expand tab characters; otherwise, false. The default is true.

The following code example demonstrates how to create a ListBox that displays items with tab characters.

private void CreateTabStopList()
    ListBox listBox1 = new ListBox();

    for(int x = 1; x < 20;x++)
        listBox1.Items.Add("Item\t" + x.ToString());
    // Make the ListBox display tabs within each item.
    listBox1.UseTabStops = true;

private void CreateTabStopList()
    ListBox listBox1 = new ListBox();
    listBox1.SetBounds(20, 20, 100, 100);

    for (int x = 1; x < 20; x++) {
        listBox1.get_Items().Add("Item\t" + Convert.ToString(x));
    // Make the ListBox display tabs within each item.
} //CreateTabStopList

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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