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.NET style Side Tab Control

, 25 Apr 2002
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This side Tab control provides a convenient way to represent the client area (working area). The side tab control gives a .NET style look and feel.

I've attached the tool window feature to this side tab control. The tool window feature will show or hide the treeview automatically (when the cursor is over the side tab). At present each side tab is having to link to the same tool window. Side Tab control extends your ability to manage limited workspace while working with two or more open documents in the IDE.

In this article, I've created to user controls one for Tabstrip and the other for Tabpages. On placing the cursor over the side tab item, the selected tab gets expanded and shows the tool window. The toolwindow contains a treeview which is loaded on a panel. The toolwindow will be loaded smoothly using Thread concept.

To know more about how it works, download the source and go thru it. I know that there is lot of work to be done in this. This is my first step to achieve that. (The source code was developed in Beta 2 Version of .NET).


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Comments and Discussions

GeneralNot able to click on tree items PinmemberMd Saleem Navalur12-Jan-05 5:54 
The tree items immeditaely disappear after appearing.
I have not made any change to the code.
Any Solutions ????

GeneralNOt able to click on items PinmemberJonny Newman1-Sep-02 7:40 
GeneralWeird Effect PinmemberMichael P Butler27-Apr-02 12:26 
GeneralRe: Weird Effect Pinmemberhelloravi28-Apr-02 19:43 
GeneralRe: Weird Effect PinmemberNodoid8-Feb-07 15:28 
GeneralUpgrade to Release Version PinmemberShilin26-Apr-02 8:31 
GeneralRe: Upgrade to Release Version Pinmemberhelloravi28-Apr-02 19:42 

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