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XtraTabControl Class

Displays tabbed pages where you can place your controls.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraTab
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraEditors.v19.2.dll

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XtraTabControl is a container for tab pages, which can display other controls.

Tab pages are stored in the TabPages collection. Each page has a tab header, which can be clicked to activate this page. The currently active tab page is specified by the SelectedTabPage property.

The following are the main control features:

  • Images in page headers (use XtraTabPage.Image or XtraTabPage.ImageIndex property).
  • Customizable position and orientation of page headers (see HeaderOrientation and HeaderLocation properties).
  • Arranging page headers in multiple rows (see MultiLine).

  • Close, Next and Prev buttons in the header panel. The Next and Prev buttons enable end-users to scroll through the tab pages when the tab control's width (height) is insufficient to display all the tab pages simultaneously. To enable and disable certain buttons, use the HeaderButtons property. To specify when the tab buttons must be displayed, use the HeaderButtonsShowMode property.
  • Look And Feel and Skin Support (as in any DevExpress WinForms control) through the LookAndFeel property and DefaultLookAndFeel component.
  • Additional paint schemes are available with the PaintStyleName property.
  • Appearance customization, using the Appearance and AppearancePage properties. Note that specific appearance settings (for instance, the background colors used to paint page headers and client area) are ignored in Skin and WindowsXP painting schemes. To select a painting scheme, use the PaintStyleName property, or customize look and feel settings via the DefaultLookAndFeel object or the LookAndFeel property.
Note

Controls contained in the XtraTabControl are not validated when the Form.ValidateChildren method is invoked. See this KB article for a solution.

Expanded Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
    System.MarshalByRefObject
       System.ComponentModel.Component
          System.Windows.Forms.Control
             ControlBase
                XtraTabControl
                   DevExpress.XtraEditors.Popup.PopupColorEditForm+ColorEditTabControl
                   DevExpress.XtraEditors.Popup.ColorEditTabControlBase
                   DevExpress.XtraEditors.PopupColorPickEditForm+ColorPickEditTabControl

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