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TabRenderer.DrawTabItem Method (Graphics, Rectangle, String, Font, TabItemState)

Draws a tab in the specified state and bounds, and with the specified text.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public static void DrawTabItem(
	Graphics g,
	Rectangle bounds,
	string tabItemText,
	Font font,
	TabItemState state


Type: System.Drawing.Graphics

The Graphics used to draw the tab.

Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle

The Rectangle that specifies the bounds of the tab.

Type: System.String

The String to draw in the tab.

Type: System.Drawing.Font

The Font to apply to tabItemText.

Type: System.Windows.Forms.VisualStyles.TabItemState

One of the TabItemState values that specifies the visual state of the tab.


The operating system does not support visual styles.


Visual styles are disabled by the user in the operating system.


Visual styles are not applied to the client area of application windows.

Before calling this method, you should verify that the IsSupported property returns true.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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