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

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?
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Jorge PaulinoIT Pro/Developer
Top Expert 2008

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


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