When I first started using Microsoft VC++, I found it boring to put a tab control in a form or in a dialog. I had to create the dialogs, fill in the
TCITEM structure for each of my tabs, and finally insert them into the tab control. With
CXTabCtrl it is far simpler, as is
InitDialog (CDialog) or InitialUpdate (CFormView)
m_pMyDlg = new CMyDlg;
m_pMyDlg->Create(CMyDlg::IDD, &m_tabctrl );
m_tabctrl.AddTab(m_pMyDlg, "Tab caption", 0 );
OnSelChange that you previously had to implement in the dialog (or form) to show the correct dialog is now in the
CXTabCtrl, so you don't have to worry about it. You can even disable a tab so the user cannot see its contents.
m_tabctrl.EnableTab(1 , FALSE);
You can also change the color for the following states of each tab:-
Selected tabUnselected tabDisabled tab
A mouse over tab
You can select a tab from it's caption, or dynamically change a tab. In addition to this, you can select the previous or next tab with the
XicoLoko is a brazilian developer based in Switzerland.