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How do I transfer focus from EditControl to another control by using the Tab key?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: EditControl |
Published Date: April 30, 2011 |
Last Revised Date: July 10, 2014


The Tab key can be used to transfer focus from the EditControl to the next control based on the TabIndex value in the host form. The TransferFocusOnTab and UseTabs properties must be set to true and false respectively for this purpose.


this.editControl1.TransferFocusOnTab = true;

this.editControl1.UseTabs = false;


Me.editControl1.TransferFocusOnTab = True

Me.editControl1.UseTabs = False

The TabStop property must be set to true for the control to which the focus is to be transferred. The order of focus transfer depends on the 'TabIndex' value set for the control. Please refer to the sample attached to know more about it.

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