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

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How to Add a Tab Into a String on VB.NET
VB.NET string data type can include control characters for data tabulation. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

The Visual Basic for Microsoft .NET, or VB.NET, Framework programming language has a variety of built-in functions for the 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 into a string on VB.NET.

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  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button in Windows and select "Microsoft Visual Basic" from the "All Programs" menu.

  2. 2

    Click "File" and "Open," and open the VB.NET program in which you want to add a tab into a string.

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

    Click "File," "Save" to save the VB.NET program.

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