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How do you get the PreviousTab in a tab control in vb.net

Posted on 2007-10-11
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Last Modified: 2013-11-26
In VB6 we had

Private Sub SSTab1_Click(PreviousTab As Integer)

end sub

Can we get the previous tab in VB.Net, or is this something we have to set up manually?
Question by:grwallace
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Expert Comment

ID: 20056889
I think we have to do it manually! At least I do it and I don't know another way.

Expert Comment

ID: 20057251
There are several events available on the Tab control, the most promising one is -

Public Event Selecting(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.TabControlCancelEventArgs)
     Member of: System.Windows.Forms.TabControl
Occurs before a tab is selected, enabling a handler to cancel the tab change.

If the TabControlCancelEventArgs, contains the tab / index which is going to  be selected, then you can get the currently selected tab / index from the Tab control and the going-to-be-selected from the TabControlCancelEventArgs.

Author Comment

ID: 20058075
I'm not sure how to extract the value from the TabControlEventsArg, but this looks like what I want

Accepted Solution

dhwanilshah earned 1500 total points
ID: 20059143
I tried out on a project ------ actually the event you are looking for ------ if you want to cancel navigation to some other tab, then you can use the Deselecting event on the TabControl --- here is a snippet

Private Sub TabControl1_Deselecting(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.TabControlCancelEventArgs) Handles TabControl1.Deselecting

End Sub

If I am on TabPage 1, and click on TabPage 2, then it shows 0 and 0 respectively ----- which means, that I cannot find out which the next-tab-is-going-to-be........

This event, does allow you to cancel the navigation ------ you can use e.Cancel = True

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