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TabFormControl Class

The header control in the TabForm.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraBars
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraBars.v17.2.dll

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The TabFormControl object represents a header of the TabForm that displays tabs and custom buttons. See the figure below.

To get access to the TabFormControl displayed in the TabForm, use the TabForm.TabFormControl property.

The TabForm allows you to display any number of tabbed pages. The tabbed pages are represented by the TabFormPage class. To add a page to the TabForm, use the TabFormControlBase.Pages collection.

The TabFormControl displays the Add Page button that allows end-users to add a new page to the TabForm. To customize the page being created, handle the TabFormControlBase.PageCreated event. The visibility of the Add Page button, is specified by the TabFormControlBase.ShowAddPageButton property.

End-users are allowed to rearrange tabbed pages in the TabForm, or drag a page out of the current form for display in a new separate form. These features are controlled by the TabFormControlBase.AllowMoveTabs and TabFormControlBase.AllowMoveTabsToOuterForm properties.

Also, the TabFormControl allows you to display custom buttons (Bar Items) in the TabForm title bar, to the left and to the right of the tabs. For custom buttons to be displayed, they should be added to the TabFormControlBase.TitleItemLinks, TabFormControlBase.TabLeftItemLinks and TabFormControlBase.TabRightItemLinks collections, respectively. At design time, you can add a Bar Item as shown in the figure below.

The tabs can be displayed immediately below the TabForm top edge, while the regular title bar and the TabFormControlBase.TitleItemLinks collection items are hidden. See the figure below.

To enable this layout, set the TabFormControlBase.ShowTabsInTitleBar property to true. If this layout is applied, the TabFormControlBase.TitleTabVerticalOffset property allows you to specify the amount of space between the TabForm top edge and the tabs.

Expanded Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
    System.MarshalByRefObject
       System.ComponentModel.Component
          System.Windows.Forms.Control
             DevExpress.XtraBars.Controls.CustomControl
                DevExpress.XtraBars.Controls.CustomLinksControl
                   TabFormControlBase
                      TabFormControl

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