Tabcontrol without dialog

HI,
    I want to use tab control in an MDI form,not in a dialog. How should one proceed for it?

Thanx,
Thiru
thirumaranAsked:
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mikeblasCommented:
> Make sure the view used is a CFormView derived class, and
 > draw the tab on the form in the resource editor.

But CFormView creates is own dialog.  Are you saying you don't want dialogs for some specific reason, thirumaran, or are you just saying you want the control to appear in an MDI Child window?

..B ekim
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inprasCommented:
Create it dynamically
CTabControl *tab1;
tab1.Create(...); etc...
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ch52jbCommented:
Make sure the view used is a CFormView derived class, and draw the tab on the form in the resource editor.
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thirumaranAuthor Commented:
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thirumaranAuthor Commented:
Hi inpras/ch52jb,
  Could you please explain me with an example

Thanx,
Thiru
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thirumaranAuthor Commented:
Hi inpras/ch52jb,
  Could you please explain me with an example

Thanx,
Thiru
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thirumaranAuthor Commented:
Hi mikeblas,
        I want the control to appear in MDI form. How should i write the code for it? Kindly help me with an example.

Thanx,
Thiru
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mikeblasCommented:

I suspect that you want to have the content of the form switch around depending on which tab the user has selected. If that's what you want, your best bet is to use a CPropertySheet instead.  See the SNAPVW sample that ships with Visual C++ for a very complete example of how to get that all wired-up.

If you really want only the tab control, then just draw it. You can create a sample yourself by doing this:

1) Create a new app with the AppWizard. Ask for an MFC EXE.
2) In the last step of the AppWizard, select your view class in the list of classes, then change the base class for it to "CFormView".
3) Finish the project.
4) Open the resources in your new project.
5) Open the form view's dialog.
6) Draw a tab control on it.

Later, you'll probably want to use ClassWizard to add a CTabCtrl member variable to your view so you can more readily manipulate the control. Just do this:

1) Open ClassWizard
2) Select the "member variables" tab
3) Select your view in the "Class Name" dropdown
4) Select your control in the list box.
5) Click "Add Variable"
6) Type a name you like.
7) Make sure you've got "Category" set to "Control" and "Variable Tye" set to CTabCtrl"

That's that. Now you can use the new variable to manipulate the control (eg, check its setting, add tabs, and so on.)

..B ekiM
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thirumaranAuthor Commented:
How to make the MDI form to occupy the whole screen along with the child form which is inside it. This should be the default window size.

Thanx,
Thiru
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thirumaranAuthor Commented:
Hi,
   When running,how to make the MDI form to occupy the whole window?

Thanx,
thiru
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mikeblasCommented:
Gosh! A grade of "C"?? What more did you want?  Did I not answer the question you put forth?

 > When running,how to make the MDI form to occupy the whole window?

If you were upset that this follow-up wasn't answered, you should have asked it _before_ making your grade.

What motivates me to answer you, now that you've given me such a crummy grade?  Luckily, I'm a good sport:

You can see the technique you need to use in the SNAPVW sample I mentioned. Check out the CSnapView::OnSize() handler. It measures the contained window and forces the view to be the same size. You can do the same thing with a tab control, too.  (You haven't told me if you chose to use a tab control or a property sheet.)

Remember to set the styles on the frame window containing the view so the user knows it won't be sizeable.  The sample does this in the PreCreateWindow() overried in its CChildFrame class.  Just knock off the WS_THICKFRAME bit, and add a WS_BORDER bit.

..B ekiM

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thirumaranAuthor Commented:
Hi,
   Sorry for that. It is the case of mistaken clicking of the radio button. I dont have the snapvw sample with me. I am using a tab control only at present.
May be i can put up some other dummy question where you can get a good grade.

Thanx,
Thiru
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thirumaranAuthor Commented:
Hi,
   Sorry for that. It is the case of mistaken clicking of the radio button. I dont have the snapvw sample with me. I am using a tab control only at present.
May be i can put up some other dummy question where you can get a good grade.

Thanx,
Thiru
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mikeblasCommented:
> I dont have the snapvw sample with me.

It's on the Visual C++ product CD.  And the MSDN CD, too.  And it's on the MSDN website.

 > May be i can put up some other dummy question where you
 > can get a good grade.

That's up to you.

..B ekiM

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