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The GetNextDlgTabItem function retrieves the handle of the first control that has the WS_TABSTOP style that precedes (or follows) the specified control.

HWND GetNextDlgTabItem(

    HWND hDlg,

// handle of dialog box

    HWND hCtl,

// handle of known control

    BOOL bPrevious 

// direction flag



Identifies the dialog box to be searched.
Identifies the control to be used as the starting point for the search. If this parameter is NULL, the function uses the last (or first) control in the dialog box as the starting point for the search.
Specifies how the function is to search the dialog box. If this parameter is TRUE, the function searches for the previous control in the dialog box. If this parameter is FALSE, the function searches for the next control in the dialog box.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is the window handle of the previous (or next) control that has the WS_TABSTOP style set.

If the function fails, the return value is NULL. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.


The GetNextDlgTabItem function searches controls in the order (or reverse order) they were created in the dialog box template. The function returns the first control it locates that is visible, not disabled, and has the WS_TABSTOP style. If no such control exists, the function returns hCtl.

See Also

GetDlgItem, GetNextDlgGroupItem

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