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.NET style Side Tab Control

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25 Apr 2002
.NET Side Tab

Sample Image - SideTab.jpg


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 Pin
Md Saleem Navalur12-Jan-05 5:54
memberMd Saleem Navalur12-Jan-05 5:54 
GeneralNOt able to click on items Pin
Jon Newman1-Sep-02 7:40
memberJon Newman1-Sep-02 7:40 
GeneralWeird Effect Pin
Michael P Butler27-Apr-02 12:26
memberMichael P Butler27-Apr-02 12:26 
GeneralRe: Weird Effect Pin
helloravi28-Apr-02 19:43
memberhelloravi28-Apr-02 19:43 
GeneralRe: Weird Effect Pin
Nodoid8-Feb-07 15:28
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GeneralUpgrade to Release Version Pin
shilin26-Apr-02 8:31
membershilin26-Apr-02 8:31 
GeneralRe: Upgrade to Release Version Pin
helloravi28-Apr-02 19:42
memberhelloravi28-Apr-02 19:42 

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Posted 25 Apr 2002


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