TabRenderer.DrawTabPage Method (Graphics, Rectangle)


Draws a tab page in the specified bounds.

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

public static void DrawTabPage(
	Graphics g,
	Rectangle bounds


Type: System.Drawing.Graphics

The Graphics used to draw the tab page.

Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle

The Rectangle that specifies the bounds of the tab page.

Exception Condition

The operating system does not support visual styles.


Visual styles are disabled by the user in the operating system.


Visual styles are not applied to the client area of application windows.

Before calling this method, you should verify that the IsSupported property returns true.

The following code example uses the DrawTabPage method in a custom control's OnPaint method to draw a tab page. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the TabRenderer class.

// Draw the tab page and the tab items.
protected override void OnPaint(PaintEventArgs e)

    if (!TabRenderer.IsSupported)
        this.Parent.Text = "CustomTabControl Disabled";

    TabRenderer.DrawTabPage(e.Graphics, tabPageRectangle);
    TabRenderer.DrawTabItem(e.Graphics, tabItemRectangle1,
        tab1Text, this.Font, tab1Focused, tab1State);
    TabRenderer.DrawTabItem(e.Graphics, tabItemRectangle2,
        tab2Text, this.Font, tab2Focused, tab2State);

    this.Parent.Text = "CustomTabControl Enabled";

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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