Control.SelectNextControl(Control, Boolean, Boolean, Boolean, Boolean) Control.SelectNextControl(Control, Boolean, Boolean, Boolean, Boolean) Control.SelectNextControl(Control, Boolean, Boolean, Boolean, Boolean) Control.SelectNextControl(Control, Boolean, Boolean, Boolean, Boolean) Method

Definition

Activates the next control.

public:
 bool SelectNextControl(System::Windows::Forms::Control ^ ctl, bool forward, bool tabStopOnly, bool nested, bool wrap);
public bool SelectNextControl (System.Windows.Forms.Control ctl, bool forward, bool tabStopOnly, bool nested, bool wrap);
member this.SelectNextControl : System.Windows.Forms.Control * bool * bool * bool * bool -> bool
Public Function SelectNextControl (ctl As Control, forward As Boolean, tabStopOnly As Boolean, nested As Boolean, wrap As Boolean) As Boolean
Parameters
ctl
Control Control Control Control

The Control at which to start the search.

forward
Boolean Boolean Boolean Boolean

true to move forward in the tab order; false to move backward in the tab order.

tabStopOnly
Boolean Boolean Boolean Boolean

true to ignore the controls with the TabStop property set to false; otherwise, false.

nested
Boolean Boolean Boolean Boolean

true to include nested (children of child controls) child controls; otherwise, false.

wrap
Boolean Boolean Boolean Boolean

true to continue searching from the first control in the tab order after the last control has been reached; otherwise, false.

Returns

true if a control was activated; otherwise, false.

Examples

The following code exampleshows the SelectNextControl method being used in a form that has some controls. Each time that you click the form, the next control is activated. The ActiveControl property gets the currently active control in the container control.

private void Form1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    Control ctl;
    ctl = (Control)sender;
    ctl.SelectNextControl(ActiveControl, true, true, true, true);
}
Private Sub Form1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, _
ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Click
    Dim ctl As Control
    ctl = CType(sender, Control)
    ctl.SelectNextControl(ActiveControl, True, True, True, True)
End Sub

The following code example shows the SelectNextControl method being used in a form that has a Button and some other controls. When you click the Button, the next control after the Button is activated. Notice that you have to get the parent of the Button control. Since Button is not a container, calling SelectNextControl directly on the Button would not change the activation.

private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    Control p;
    p = ((Button) sender).Parent;
    p.SelectNextControl(ActiveControl, true, true, true, true);
}
Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, _
ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
    Dim p As Control
    p = CType(sender, Button).Parent
    p.SelectNextControl(ActiveControl, True, True, True, True)
End Sub

Remarks

The SelectNextControl method activates the next control in the tab order if the control's Selectable style bit is set to true in ControlStyles, it is contained in another control, and all its parent controls are both visible and enabled.

The Windows Forms controls in the following list are not selectable. Controls derived from controls in the list will also not be selectable.

When you change the focus by using the keyboard (TAB, SHIFT+TAB, and so on), by calling the Select or SelectNextControl methods, or by setting the ContainerControl.ActiveControl property to the current form, focus events occur in the following order:

  1. Enter

  2. GotFocus

  3. Leave

  4. Validating

  5. Validated

  6. LostFocus

If the CausesValidation property is set to false, the Validating and Validated events are suppressed.

Applies to

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