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I would like to add controls inside a tab control, preferably using the resource editor. How must it be done?

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At first, in VC++ manipulate with TabCtrl is not so easy as in VB. In VC objects in TabCtrl are not grouped. It means every object must be set visible or not seperatly.
Here is example how to do it:
(In parenthesis I put the names I used in Example.)
At first you must create TabCtrl(IDC_TAB2) and some objects(IDC_BUTTON3, IDC_BUTTON4, IDC_BUTTON5, IDC_BUTTON6) in Dialog Box.
Then add a member variable to TabCtrl(m_Tab).
Then you must add some initial lines in OnInitialUpdate method in View class:

  TC_ITEM MyTab;
  MyTab.mask = TCIF_TEXT;

  MyTab.pszText = "Selection 1";
  m_Tab.InsertItem(0, &MyTab);

  MyTab.pszText = "Text";
  m_Tab.InsertItem(1, &MyTab);

  MyTab.pszText = "Hmmm...";
  m_Tab.InsertItem(2, &MyTab);

This will create three tabs named: Selection1, Text, Hmmm...

Then you must override ON_IDC_TAB2:TCN_SELCHANGE - OnSelchangeTab:

  int Item0[] = {IDC_BUTTON3, 0};
  int Item1[] = {IDC_BUTTON4, 0};
  int Item2[] = {IDC_BUTTON5, IDC_BUTTON6, 0};
  int * Items[] = {Item0, Item1, Item2, 0 };
  int * pItem, **pItems;
  int nSel = m_Tab.GetCurSel();
  CWnd * pWnd;
  for (pItems = (int **)Items; *pItems; *pItems++)
  for (pItem = *pItems; *pItem; pItem++)
  {
    pWnd = GetDlgItem(*pItem);
    pWnd->ShowWindow(SW_HIDE);
  }
  for (pItem = Items[nSel]; *pItem; pItem++)
  {
    pWnd = GetDlgItem(*pItem);
    pWnd->ShowWindow(SW_SHOW);
  }
Theese lines will make visible objects you have listed in
Item0[] and will make invisible all others.
Item0[], Item1[], etc. contain objects that must be visible in each TabCtrl selection. If you have more than three tabs then just make new variables Item3[], Item4[] etc. and list them in *Items[];

That's all.

Girts.

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