TabStop Property

See Also1OIP1JY

Applies To

Check box9P3BU5, combo box1YZXFF6, command buttonXJSPC0, directory list boxO9U5A0, drive list box5WJO0PW, file list box1M6S8UX, grid2VGT0PT, horizontal scroll bar1JSJOS7, list boxG11UCK, option buttonJYBO08, picture box31MYIWX, text boxYPYZDG, vertical scroll bar1JSJOS7.


Determines whether a user can use the Tab key to set the focus to a control.


[form.]control.TabStop[ = boolean ]


The TabStop property settings are:

Setting          Description


True              (Default) Designates the control as a tab stop.

False             Bypasses the control when the user is tabbing, although the control still holds its place in the actual tab order, as determined by the TabIndexH38QPT property.



This property allows you to add or remove a control from the tab order on a form.  For example, instead of moving through each button in an option button group, you can treat the whole group as one tab location.  To do this, set TabStop to True for the first option button in the group and set TabStop to False for the other option buttons in the group.

Data Type

IntegerDOKXHY (Boolean)

See Also


Specifying Access KeysIFK11S

TabIndex PropertyH38QPT


Programmer's Guide:

Chapter 3, "Creating and Using Controls"