SelectedItem property, TabStrip control, Tab object, Tabs collection example

The following example accesses an individual tab of a TabStrip in several ways:

  • Using the Tabs collection with a numeric index.

  • Using the Tabs collection with a string index.

  • Using the Tabs collection with the Item method.

  • Using the name of the individual Tab.

  • Using the SelectedItem property.

To use this example, copy this sample code to the Declarations portion of a form. Make sure that the form contains a TabStrip named TabStrip1.

Private Sub UserForm_Initialize() 
 Dim TabName As String 
 
 For i = 0 To TabStrip1.Count - 1 
 'Using index (numeric or string) 
 MsgBox "TabStrip1.Tabs(i).Caption = " _ 
 & TabStrip1.Tabs(i).Caption 
 MsgBox "TabStrip1.Tabs.Item(i).Caption = " _ 
 & TabStrip1.Tabs.Item(i).Caption 
 
 TabName = TabStrip1.Tabs(i).Name 
 MsgBox "TabName = " & TabName 
 
 MsgBox "TabStrip1.Tabs(TabName).Caption = " _ 
 & TabStrip1.Tabs(TabName).Caption 
 MsgBox "TabStrip1.Tabs.Item(TabName)_ 
 .Caption = " _ 
 & TabStrip1.Tabs.Item(TabName).Caption 
 
 'Use Tab object without referring to Tabs 
 'collection 
 If i = 0 Then 
 MsgBox "TabStrip1.Tab1.Caption = " _ 
 & TabStrip1.Tab1.Caption 
 ElseIf i = 1 Then 
 MsgBox "TabStrip1.Tab2.Caption = " _ 
 & TabStrip1.Tab2.Caption 
 EndIf 
 
 'Use SelectedItem Property 
 TabStrip1.Value = i 
 MsgBox "TabStrip1.SelectedItem.Caption = " _ 
 & TabStrip1.SelectedItem.Caption 
 Next i 
End Sub