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TabControl.DeselectTab Method (TabPage)

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Makes the tab following the specified TabPage the current tab.

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

public void DeselectTab (
	TabPage tabPage
public void DeselectTab (
	TabPage tabPage
public function DeselectTab (
	tabPage : TabPage



The TabPage to deselect.

Exception typeCondition


index is less than 0 or greater than the number of TabPage controls in the TabPages collection minus 1.


tabPage is not in the TabPages collection.


tabPage is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Use this method to programmatically deselect a particular tab in a TabControl. If there are at least two tabs in the control, the tab following the specified tab becomes the current tab. If the specified tab is the last tab in the control, the first tab becomes the current tab.

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0