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
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).