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XtraTabControl.UseMnemonic Property

Gets or sets whether mnemonic characters are used to activate tab pages.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraTab

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraEditors.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public virtual bool UseMnemonic { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
Boolean true

true if mnemonic characters are used to activate tab pages; otherwise, false.


The XtraTabPage.Text property specifies the caption for the tab page. Tab page captions can contain mnemonic characters. These are underlined characters that allow an end-user to activate a tab page (see XtraTabControl.SelectedTabPage) using the corresponding keyboard shortcut (Alt + mnemonic character). In the figure below, you can see two tab pages which contain mnemonic characters in their captions.


For a character in the caption to be mnemonic, it should be preceded by an ampersand. See the code snippet below.

xtraTabPage1.Text = "xtraTabPage&1";
xtraTabPage2.Text = "xtraTabPage&2";

If defined in captions, mnemonics are enabled by default. Set the UseMnemonic property to false to disable this feature.

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