tab control inside another tab control

tab control inside another tab control

Post by Georges He » Wed, 24 Dec 2003 21:06:16


Hi.

Is it possible to put a tab control inside another tab control. I tried
it several times, but for some reason this doesn't seem to work.

Can someone confirm this, or tell me what the trick is.

Thanks.

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Georges
 
 
 

tab control inside another tab control

Post by MacDermot » Wed, 24 Dec 2003 22:04:32

The only way I know to do this is to put a subform on the first tab control.
Then you can put your second tab control on the subform.
If you do this repeatedly, however, you will find the form loading rather
slowly.

HTH
- Turtle

 
 
 

tab control inside another tab control

Post by pshappyma » Thu, 25 Dec 2003 05:52:10

> > Is it possible to put a tab control inside another tab control. I tried

I don't recommend using nested tab controls for usability reasons. If
you need to put a lot of information on one form, just use a whole lot
of tab pages. If all the information doesn't fit inside tabs on a tab
control on a 800x600-fitting form, then you need to figure out how to
split the form up into many forms.

For mega-sized forms, if you absolutely must, you can do what a lot of
software vendors do for their "Options" dialog boxes--you can put a
listbox with all the "tab headers" on the left. This can work
cleanly. When a user clicks on one of the "tab headers", you reveal
their tab somewhere to the right on the form. The implementation of
this can allow either using a subform control, or can be done via a
huge tab control. The advantage of using the tab control is that
everything is loaded at once; the disadvantage is also that everything
is loaded at once.

But it's all up to you.


Pete
 
 
 

tab control inside another tab control

Post by Georges He » Thu, 25 Dec 2003 08:26:19


> [...]

Thanks for the hint. Gonna try that one.
Thanks!

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Georges
 
 
 

tab control inside another tab control

Post by Georges He » Thu, 25 Dec 2003 08:26:39


Thanks!

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Georges
 
 
 

tab control inside another tab control

Post by Tom Wicker » Thu, 25 Dec 2003 13:34:15

If you use subforms on the pages of a tab control, you can avoid the disadvantage by late
binding the subforms.

http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #accesslatebind

Tom
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The advantage of using the tab control is that everything is loaded at once; the
disadvantage is also that everything
is loaded at once.