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Control.GetNextControl Method

Retrieves the next control forward or back in the tab order of child controls.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
public Control GetNextControl(
	Control ctl,
	bool forward
)

Parameters

ctl
Type: System.Windows.Forms.Control

The Control to start the search with.

forward
Type: System.Boolean

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

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.Control
The next Control in the tab order.

The GetNextControl method is dependent on tab order. To iterate through all controls of a form, including nested controls, use the Controls property. To get or set the active control of a container control, use the ActiveControl property.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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