TabControl.DeselectTab Method (Int32)

Makes the tab following the tab with the specified index the current tab.

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

public void DeselectTab (
	int index
public void DeselectTab (
	int index
public function DeselectTab (
	index : int
Not applicable.



The index in the TabPages collection of the tab to deselect.

Exception typeCondition


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

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 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