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Tab Control vs Page Control

The ASPxTabControl Suite includes two components, allowing you to build tabbed interfaces within your web sites: ASPxTabControl and ASPxPageControl. The table below describes the differences between the controls.

Feature ASPxTabControl ASPxPageControl
Consists of Tabs Tabs and tabbed pages
Purpose Navigation Layout
Data bound ability true false
Used for Navigating through different pages Displaying several tabbed pages within a control and navigating through them

Expanded ASPxTabControl

ASPxTabControl is a navigation control made up of multiple tabs. It can be bound to a data source, e.g., a sitemap file. Use it to navigate through different pages.


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A complete sample project is available in the DevExpress Code Examples database at http://www.devexpress.com/example=E1308.

The example below utilizes an ASPxTabControl on a master page to navigate through pages.

Expanded ASPxPageControl

ASPxPageControl is a layout control made up of multiple tabbed pages whose contents can be explicitly specified. Use the ASPxPageControl to display several tabs with different content on a page.


The code sample below creates a page control with two tabbed pages.

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