How to: Add and Remove Tabs with the Windows Forms TabControl

By default, a TabControl control contains two TabPage controls. You can access these tabs through the TabPages property.

To add a tab programmatically

  • Use the Add method of the TabPages property.

    Dim myTabPage As New TabPage()  
    myTabPage.Text = "TabPage" & (TabControl1.TabPages.Count + 1)  
    TabControl1.TabPages.Add(myTabPage)  
    
    string title = "TabPage " + (tabControl1.TabCount + 1).ToString();  
    TabPage myTabPage = new TabPage(title);  
    tabControl1.TabPages.Add(myTabPage);  
    
    String^ title = String::Concat("TabPage ",  
       (tabControl1->TabCount + 1).ToString());  
    TabPage^ myTabPage = gcnew TabPage(title);  
    tabControl1->TabPages->Add(myTabPage);  
    

To remove a tab programmatically

  • To remove selected tabs, use the Remove method of the TabPages property.

    -or-

  • To remove all tabs, use the Clear method of the TabPages property.

    ' Removes the selected tab:  
    TabControl1.TabPages.Remove(TabControl1.SelectedTab)  
    ' Removes all the tabs:  
    TabControl1.TabPages.Clear()  
    
    // Removes the selected tab:  
    tabControl1.TabPages.Remove(tabControl1.SelectedTab);  
    // Removes all the tabs:  
    tabControl1.TabPages.Clear();  
    
    // Removes the selected tab:  
    tabControl1->TabPages->Remove(tabControl1->SelectedTab);  
    // Removes all the tabs:  
    tabControl1->TabPages->Clear();  
    

See Also

TabControl Control Overview
How to: Add a Control to a Tab Page
How to: Disable Tab Pages
How to: Change the Appearance of the Windows Forms TabControl