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TabAppearance Enumeration

Specifies the appearance of the tabs in a tab control.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public enum TabAppearance
public enum TabAppearance
public enum TabAppearance
 Member nameDescription
ButtonsThe tabs have the appearance of three-dimensional buttons. 
FlatButtonsThe tabs have the appearance of flat buttons. 
NormalThe tabs have the standard appearance of tabs. 

This enumeration is used by members such as TabControl.Appearance.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the TabControl.Alignment and TabControl.Appearance properties and the TabAlignment and TabAppearance enumerations. To run the example, paste the following codein a form containing a TabControl called TabControl1. Call the ChangeTheLookOfTheTabControl method in the form's constructor or Load method.

private void ChangeTheLookOfTheTabControl()
{

    // Set the size and location of the TabControl.
    this.TabControl1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(20, 20);
    TabControl1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(250, 250);

    // Align the tabs along the bottom of the control.
    TabControl1.Alignment = TabAlignment.Bottom;

    // Change the tabs to flat buttons.
    TabControl1.Appearance = TabAppearance.FlatButtons;
}

private void ChangeTheLookOfTheTabControl()
{
    // Set the size and location of the TabControl.
    this.tabControl1.set_Location(new System.Drawing.Point(20, 20));
    tabControl1.set_Size(new System.Drawing.Size(250, 250));
    // Align the tabs along the bottom of the control.
    tabControl1.set_Alignment(TabAlignment.Bottom);
    // Change the tabs to flat buttons.
    tabControl1.set_Appearance(TabAppearance.FlatButtons);
} //ChangeTheLookOfTheTabControl

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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