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Posted on 1998-09-23
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I am trying to find any method of using a tab control, where users can select various tabs, but also the ability to tear off the tabs from the control and place them elsewhere on the screen. In addition, it would be nice to do this programmaticly so I can preset certain views (ie, 3 tabs spread out versus the standard one tab set). I already own Farpoints VATabPro, but don't mind buying another 3rd party or finding a way to use MS's.

Thanks!
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What you're asking for sounds great but I don't think it is something that has been done by anyone else. Maybe you should try writing your own ActiveX control. It may prove interesting.
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I have seen this before in other applications, there HAS to be a way... I don't feel like reinventing the wheel...

Alex Reich, MCSD, MCSE, MCT
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What other apps are you talking about, I'd like to see.
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by:inetcom
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One of the ActiveX development companies, GreenTree, I believe, now allows the purchasing of source code for about $200. I know they also include their tab control.

Has anyone seen this and will it do what we need? (See above.)
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delmar earned 100 total points
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The Helpxtender control from http://www.wextech.com has sample code with it that can perform this exact function.  It's also implemented in Tabbed Tear-Off Help in the DessertMaker sample application available from their site, where the tab is torn off, and a new form is created while the tab disappears.  Closing the now-floating form makes the tab visible once again for another tear-off.  Download the sample and check it out ... it's a coding issue, and a custom control isn't required unless you plan to implement the embedded Help window.  I don't recall if the source code is included in the dowloadable sample, but if it isn't, let me know.

David
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by:inetcom
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Not adequate.

The desert example uses a proprietary command to copy all of the state information for the control to the new form. Any other labels, controls, etc, on the original tab are left behind. This is the same as having two totally different sets of code.
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