Tab Order in Visual Studio 2008

In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you a useful tool that would make arranging of items in visual studio easier.

The tab order. Is used to arrange the order of the visual items in your application, when you press on tab. By default, the order is dictated by which came first. Or which element you have first added on your application.

So to change that, just go to the main menu, select ‘view’->’tab order’.

Numbers would appear on the right side of each form element, something like this:


As you can see my elements has already been arranged, you can arrange yours by clicking on each element one after another.

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