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AutoTab Property

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Specifies whether an automatic tab occurs when a user enters the maximum allowable number of characters into a TextBox or the text box portion of a ComboBox. Syntaxobject. AutoTab [= Boolean ] The AutoTab property syntax has these parts:

PartDescription
objectRequired. A valid object.
BooleanOptional. Specifies whether an automatic tab occurs.

Settings The settings for Boolean are:

ValueDescription
TrueTab occurs.
FalseTab does not occur (default).

Remarks The MaxLength property specifies the maximum number of characters allowed in a TextBox or the text box portion of a ComboBox. You can specify the AutoTab property for a TextBox or ComboBox on a form for which you usually enter a set number of characters. Once a user enters the maximum number of characters, thefocus automatically moves to the next control in thetab order. For example, if a TextBox displays inventory stock numbers that are always five characters long, you can use MaxLength to specify the maximum number of characters to enter into the TextBox and AutoTab to automatically tab to the next control after the user enters five characters. Support for AutoTab varies from one application to another. Not allcontainers support this property.

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