Programming with Reflection

image\rwnprg32.gif TransmitTabAsSpaces property



object.TransmitTabAsSpaces = Value

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Returns (first syntax line) or specifies (second syntax line) whether Reflection transmits spaces to the host when you press the Tab key. When this property is set to True, pressing the Tab key transmits the number of spaces needed to move the cursor forward to the next tab stop, rather than sending the tab character itself. This is appropriate for host programs that do not interpret the tab character correctly. If there are no tab stops to the right of the cursor, the cursor does not move. This property also affects back-tabbing—when you press Shift+Tab, the cursor moves back the number of spaces needed to reach the previous tab stop.


The default value is False.


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