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TabAppearance Enumeration

Specifies the appearance of the tabs in a tab control.

[Visual Basic]
<Serializable>
Public Enum TabAppearance
[C#]
[Serializable]
public enum TabAppearance
[C++]
[Serializable]
__value public enum TabAppearance
[JScript]
public
   Serializable
enum TabAppearance

Remarks

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

Members

Member name Description
Buttons The tabs have the appearance of three-dimensional buttons.
FlatButtons The tabs have the appearance of flat buttons.
Normal The tabs have the standard appearance of tabs.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#] The following code example demonstrates how to use the TabAppearance enumeration. To run the example, paste the following code in a form containing a TabControl called TabControl1. Call the ChangeTheLookOfTheTabControl method in the form's constructor or Load method.

[Visual Basic] 
Private Sub ChangeTheLookOfTheTabControl()

    ' Set the size and location of the TabControl.
    Me.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
End Sub

[C#] 
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;
}

[C++, JScript] No example is available for C++ or JScript. To view a Visual Basic or C# example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

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

See Also

System.Windows.Forms Namespace | TabControl

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