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TabForm Class

The tabbed form that allows tabs and custom buttons (Bar Items) to be incorporated into the title bar.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraBars
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraBars.v17.1.dll

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You can convert your form to the TabForm using the FormAssistant component. See the How to: Convert Form to XtraForm (RibbonForm, TabForm), and UserControl to XtraUserControl topic for details.

The initial layout of the TabForm at design time is shown below.

The form's header is encapsulated by the TabFormControl control. It displays tabs (TabFormControlBase.Pages collection) and custom buttons (TabFormControlBase.TitleItemLinks, TabFormControlBase.TabLeftItemLinks and TabFormControlBase.TabRightItemLinks).

Each tab (a TabFormPage object) is associated with its own XtraScrollableControl, which is a container for your controls. When a tab is selected, its associated XtraScrollableControl is displayed in the TabForm's client area.

The TabForm's main features include:

Feature Member
Any number of tabs TabFormControlBase.Pages
Tabs can be added by an end-user at runtime using the built-in Add ("+") button TabFormControlBase.ShowAddPageButton
TabFormControlBase.PageCreated
Tabs can be displayed in the title bar TabFormControlBase.ShowTabsInTitleBar
Close buttons in tabs TabFormControlBase.ShowTabCloseButtons
Images in tabs TabFormPage.Image, TabFormPage.ImageIndex and TabFormPage.ImageUri
Dragging a tab away from the current form to create a separate form TabFormControlBase.AllowMoveTabsToOuterForm
Appearance customization TabFormControlBase.Appearance
Custom buttons TabFormControlBase.TitleItemLinks, TabFormControlBase.TabLeftItemLinks and TabFormControlBase.TabRightItemLinks
Tip

A complete Tab UI application based on the TabForm can be created with just a single click by using the DevExpress Project Template Gallery.

Expanded Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
    System.MarshalByRefObject
       System.ComponentModel.Component
          System.Windows.Forms.Control
             System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl
                System.Windows.Forms.ContainerControl
                   System.Windows.Forms.Form
                      DevExpress.XtraEditors.MouseWheelContainerForm
                         XtraForm
                            TabForm

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