I'm trying something new, a multi row tabbed form. I started out by creating a new from, dropping a tab control onto it and creating 10 tabs. The width of the control quickly expanded to 19.5". I then decided to make it muli row and set the multi row property to Yes. My problem is that I don't know how force it into 3 rows. It won't let me change the width of the contol to 6.5" which would force it into 3 rows.
Simple question, how do change this from a single row, 19.5" form into a 3 row 6.5" form?
Thanks in advance,
Last edited by paxham; 08-31-11 at 14:35.
Add the desired number of tab pages.
Set the Multiline property of the TabControl to true.
If the tabs do not already appear in multiple rows, set the Width property of the TabControl to be narrower than all the tabs.
It doesn't seem to work that way for me. I just created a blank form and dropped a tab control on it. I changed the multi row property to Yes and added about 8 more tabs. When I try to change the width property to 3", it auto adusts to accomodate all the tabs, i.e. original width was 8.5 which I changed to 3. When I hit enter the form changes width to 5.4479". I can drag it wider, but not narrower. No matter what I do, all tabs stay on the same row.
You're welcome. I'm still trying to solve my multi row tab problem. Even though I only show the selected tab, in Design View the control and the form still stretch off the screen making for a rather awkward report design.
I still am looking for suggestions with this. I still cannot reduce my form width to any value less than the physical width it takes to show all the tab captions. This is an important issue since this form will be one of the primary forms in my application.