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XtraTabbedMdiManager Class

The component that displays MDI child forms as tabs and provides basic form management features. To create an advanced tabbed UI, use the DocumentManager component instead.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraTabbedMdi
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraBars.v19.2.dll

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To create an MDI application in Windows Forms, you can do the following:

  • Set the main form's Form.IsMdiContainer property to true.
  • Create a child form and set its Form.MdiParent property so that it refers to the main form.
  • Display the child form by calling its Show method.

By default, these steps create a regular (native) MDI, where child forms float within the main form.

XtraTabbedMdiManager allows you to easily transform this interface into the tabbed UI, in which each MDI child form is rendered as a tab. You just need to add a XtraTabbedMdiManager component to the main form and ensure that the MdiParent property refers to this form (this assignment is performed automatically when dropping the XtraTabbedMdiManager component on the form at design time).

Once an MDI child form is displayed using the Show method, a new tab is automatically added to the main form.

Created tab pages can be accessed through the Pages collection. Each tab page has a header which can be clicked to switch to this page. The currently active tab page is specified by the SelectedPage property. End-users can also switch between pages via the CTRL+TAB/CTRL+SHIFT+TAB keys. The order in which pages cycle is specified by the SetNextMdiChildMode property. To cycle through the pages using custom rules, handle the SetNextMdiChild event.

The following are the main control features:

  • Images in page headers can be specified with the XtraMdiTabPage.Image or XtraMdiTabPage.ImageIndex property. To align images and hide header text, use PageImagePosition.
  • Animated images (animated GIF files) can be added to page headers using the XtraMdiTabPage.Image or XtraMdiTabPage.ImageIndex property. Animation starts automatically at runtime. To stop and then restart animation, use the XtraMdiTabPage.StopAnimation and XtraMdiTabPage.StartAnimation methods, respectively.
  • Customizable orientation and position of page headers (see the HeaderOrientation and HeaderLocation properties).
  • Close, Next and Prev buttons in the header panel. The Next and Prev buttons let end-users scroll through tab pages when the total width (height) is insufficient to display all the tab pages simultaneously. To enable/disable certain buttons, use the HeaderButtons property. To specify when the buttons must be displayed, use the HeaderButtonsShowMode property.
  • Floating MDI child windows. If the FloatOnDoubleClick option is enabled, double-clicking an MDI child's tab header makes the window floating. If the FloatOnDrag option is enabled, an end-user can drag a child window's tab header, making it floating. The Float method allows you to make the window floating in code.

    Note

    The floating mode for MDI child windows is not supported when the "Show window contents while dragging" Windows setting is disabled.

Expanded Example

This example shows how to use an XtraTabbedMdiManager component to implement the tabbed interface in an MDI application.

When the main form (MDI Parent) is being loaded, an XtraTabbedMdiManager object is bound to the form by setting the MdiParent property. In addition, a bar is created at the top of the form, and this contains a New command. Pressing the New command creates an MDI child form, automatically displayed as a tab by the XtraTabbedMdiManager.

The result of creating two child forms is shown below:

Expanded Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
    System.MarshalByRefObject
       System.ComponentModel.Component
          XtraTabbedMdiManager

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