TabAppearance Enumeration


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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

The tabs have the appearance of three-dimensional buttons.


The tabs have the appearance of flat buttons.


The 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;

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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