I am demonstrating in this example, how can we use tab control in C# windows application. My recent posts were on Export Gridview to Excel & Transpose Datatable C# now explaining about tab control in c# windows application.



Step 1: Expand Containers tab of Toolbox, then drag Tab Control into your design window.

tab control

Step 2: In next step, click on tab control, and then click on TabPages property of tab control property. TabPages will navigate to popup windows where you can set tab pages names etc.

Tab Pages

Step 3: Now a popup window open with name TabPage Collection Editor, here in Text property, you can set tab page name, In Name property, you can set ID of the tab page. Consequences, you can set multiple tab pages as per your requirements on click Add button bottom of the window. You can also remove tab on click Remove property vice-verse.

TabPage Collection Editor

Step 4: Now you can see Tab pages view, here two tab pages are created Tab A and Tab B.

Tab View

Step 5: On particular click on radio button, you can view tab on your specific choice.

Tab B View


Shared code snippet below to select tab using C# (Windows Forms)

private void radioButton1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
 tabControl1.SelectedIndex = 0;
    catch (Exception ex)
 throw ex;
private void radioButton2_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    tabControl1.SelectedIndex = 1;


This example demonstrates how to develop tab control C# Windows application development. In this example, showed fully how to design tab control, set its property and display it run time with code snippets. Moreover, fully functional project is available to download at the end of the article. 

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