Creating Tabbed Groups

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This document shows how you can create tabbed groups at design and runtime.

Creating Tabbed Groups at Design Time

To create a new tabbed group do the following.

  1. Select a layout item by clicking it with the mouse (or select multiple adjacent layout items by clicking them while holding the SHIFT key down).

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  2. Right-click the selection to open the Context Menu and then choose the Create Tabbed Group command.

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    A new tabbed group will be created. The selected items will be placed into a new regular layout group, and then this group will be added as a tab to the created tabbed group.

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  3. Right-click the tab and select Rename in the context menu to give a meaningful caption to the tab.

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    Alternatively, you can rename the tab by setting the Text property in the Properties grid (click the tab to list its settings in the Properties grid).

  4. To add a new tab, right-click the tab group's header region and select the Add Tab command. You can then add existing items to this tab using drag-and-drop.

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  5. Another way to add a tab is by dragging an existing group to the tab header region.

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Creating Tabbed Groups at Runtime

Tabbed groups can be created in code using the following methods.

A newly created tabbed group is always empty. To add tab pages to this group, use the TabbedControlGroup.AddTabPage method.

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