A key on computer keyboards that inserts a tab character or moves the insertion point to the next tab stop. Some applications respond to the tab key by inserting spaces up to the next tab stop. This is often called a soft tab, whereas a real tab character is called a hard tab.
Spreadsheet and database management applications usually respond to the Tab key by moving the cursor to the next field or cell. In dialog boxes and menus, pressing the Tab key highlights the next button or option.
- Tabular Data Control
Abbreviated as TDC, Tabular Data Control is a Microsoft ActiveX control that is built into Internet Explorer 4.0 and later versions, that enables Web authors to extract data stored in a delimited text file. Using the TDC, a Web author can display data either within tables or within controls found in a form. This enables […]
- Tabular Data Stream
Abbreviated as TDS, Tabular Data Stream is an application level protocol that describes the transmission of data between two computers. TDS defines the types of messages that can be sent as well as the order in which the messages can be sent in. TDS relies on a connection-oriented transport service. Session, presentation and application service […]
- Task Manager
A term most often associated with Microsoft Windows Operating System(s). A Windows feature that provides details about programs and processes running on your computer. It also displays the most commonly used performance measures for processes. Using the Task Manager can provide you with details on current programs, and see which programs have stopped responding. Utilities […]
- Task Pane
A Task Pane is a new feature included in Microsoft Office XP. It is a dockable dialog window that gives users a convenient way to use commands, gather information, and modify their documents. An Office Task Pane can contain one or more pages, and each page is broken up into sections. Developers can programmatically manipulate […]
Short for Tool Command Language, and pronounced T-C-L or tickle, a powerful interpreted programming language developed by John Ousterhout. One of the main strengths of Tcl is that it can be easily extended through the addition of custom Tcl libraries. It is used for prototyping applications as well as for developing CGI scripts, though it […]