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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

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

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;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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