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TabRenderer.DrawTabPage Method

Draws a tab page in the specified bounds.

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

public static void DrawTabPage (
	Graphics g,
	Rectangle bounds
public static void DrawTabPage (
	Graphics g, 
	Rectangle bounds
public static function DrawTabPage (
	g : Graphics, 
	bounds : Rectangle
Not applicable.



The Graphics used to draw the tab page.


The Rectangle that specifies the bounds of the tab page.

Exception typeCondition


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";

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0