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by Jiří {x2} Činčura

TabIndex tool in Visual Studio

25 Apr 2010 1 mins Delphi/Object Pascal/Pascal, Visual Studio, Windows, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), WinForms

I remember from old times that I was using some plug-in into Delphi IDE to set tab order by clicking on components in order you wanted the ordering to be. Today I was reviewing the tab ordering in ID3 renamer as somebody reported in forum it’s wrong. I was scared doing all the work through Properties window in Visual Studio.

But it turned out, that Visual Studio has this tool in the box. You can find the description here. You’ll simply select form, go to View > Tab Order and click on different controls to change the ordering. You see the numbers directly in designer and go through possible options by clicking.

Pretty nice, don’t you think?

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