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Navigate to a specific tab using keyboard.

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75358 Jul 23,2008 03:57 AM UTC Jul 24,2008 07:11 AM UTC WinForms 3
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Administrator [Syncfusion]
Asked On July 23, 2008 03:57 AM UTC


I am using TabControlAdv to group set of tabs. I would like to traverse to a perticular tab directly through keyboard keys. I can traverse between tabs using Ctrl+PageUp and Ctrl+PageDown, but I would like to navigate to a specific tab directly without traversing through other tabs using 'keyboard controls'.

For example, suppose five tabs Tab1, Tab2, Tab3, Tab4, Tab5 arranged in same order. I would like to navigate from a control in Tab2 to Tab5 directly without traversing through Tab3,Tab4 using keyboard.

Is there any way I can achieve this?


Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On July 23, 2008 10:45 AM UTC

Thank you for interest in Syncfusion product.

You can use Mnemonic character for Tabpages[Text property].

For example:
this.tabPageAdv3.Text = "Tab&3";

Please refer the simple sample in the below link which illustrates the above:

Please let me know if this helps.


Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On July 24, 2008 04:24 AM UTC


Thanks for your reply. I want the exact behaviour mentioned in your reply. But I found a problem with it, it works only when the focus is on any of the tab, i.e if the focus is on Tab1 then if I press 5 it is working fine, but if the focus is on any other control like textbox etc.. in tab1 then it is not working.
Could please comeup with a solution for this problem.


Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On July 24, 2008 07:11 AM UTC

Hi Pradeep,

Thank you for the update.

If the focus is on any other control like textbox, button..etc then you can use Alt+Mnemonic key [Alt+3].

Please let me know if this help.



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