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IE7-Style Tabbed Browsing Sample

Visual Studio 2008

This sample demonstrates how to create an Windows Internet Explorer 7-style tabbed browsing user experience.

This sample demonstrates a specific feature of the Windows Presentation Foundation and, consequently, does not follow application development best practices. For comprehensive coverage of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Microsoft .NET Framework application development best practices, refer to the following as appropriate:

Accessibility - Accessibility Best Practices

Localization - WPF Globalization and Localization Overview

Performance - Optimizing WPF Application Performance

Security - Windows Presentation Foundation Security

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  • Install the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) and open its build environment command window. On the Start menu, point to All Programs, Microsoft Windows SDK, and then click CMD Shell.

  • Download the sample, usually from the software development kit (SDK) documentation, to your hard disk drive.

  • To build the sample from the build environment command window, go to the source directory of the sample. At the command prompt, type MSBUILD.

  • To build the sample in Microsoft Visual Studio, load the sample solution or project file and then press CTRL+SHIFT+B.

  • To run the compiled sample from the build environment command window, execute the .exe file in the Bin\Debug or Bin\Release folder contained under the sample source code folder.

  • To run the compiled sample with debugging in Visual Studio, press F5.

The user interface (UI) for this application includes a single menu with top-level navigation menu items, and a TabControl with one or more tabs. Each tab contains a Frame that navigates to page content. A tab can be added or removed by using the Tabs menu.

There is one navigation menu item for each of the following navigation commands:


See these commands for specific details on how to handle them.

Each of these commands is handled by the Frame in the currently selected tab (SelectedContent).

The result allows a user to navigate the Frame in one tab independently of Frame controls in other tabs, while remembering the journal entries for each Frame.