How to Add a Tab Into a String on VB.NET

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The Visual Basic for Microsoft .NET -- or VB.NET -- framework programming language has a variety of built-in functions for string processing. The VB.NET string functions return the results in the form of a number, such as the length of a string and a character position within the string function or a string. The CHR string function allows software developers to add escape, delete and tab control characters to a string by using their ASCII code. You need to use ASCII code 9 to add a tab to a string in VB.NET.


  1. Launch the Microsoft Visual Basic software. Open the VB.NET program in which you want to add a tab into a string.

  2. Add the following code after the "public STRING" line in your VB.NET program:

    TextBox.Text = "State" + CHR(9) + "Capitol"

    This separates the "State" and "Capitol" variables with the "Tab" control character.

  3. Click the Save button to save the amended VB.NET program.

Tips & Warnings

  • The ASCII values are the Windows default. However, values in the ANSI character set above 127 are determined by the code page specific to different operating systems.



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