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Control.TabIndex Property

Gets or sets a value that determines the order in which elements receive focus when the user navigates through controls by using the TAB key.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

[BindableAttribute(true)]
public int TabIndex { get; set; }
<object TabIndex="int" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
A value that determines the order of logical navigation for a device. The default value is Int32.MaxValue.

Identifier field

TabIndexProperty

Metadata properties set to true

None

A control with a lower tab index receives focus before a control with a higher index.

The following example sets the tab index of three buttons.


    <Button Name="btn9" BorderThickness="5.0" 
            Click="ChangeBorderThickness" TabIndex="2">
      BorderThickness
    </Button>

    <Button Name="btn10" FontStretch ="Condensed" 
            Click="ChangeFontStretch" TabIndex="3">
      FontStretch
    </Button>

    <Button Name="btn11" Padding = "5" 
            Click="ChangePadding" TabIndex="1">
      Padding
    </Button>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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