Removing Tab Control Header


I have created a tab control with 5 tabs. I am using tab control just to organize the information however I want to change the active tab programatically. For that I need to remove/hide the header that let user change the tab. Can I hide the header somehow. Any help would be appreciated. Solution may be in VB.Net or VB6 however solution is required in VB.Net.

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kenspencerConnect With a Mentor Commented:

I can give you a method where you do not have to hide the tab header but can retain control.  My example:

    A form with a tab control (named SSTab1) and a Command Button (cmdPgmTab)

Option Explicit

Dim Master As Boolean

Private Sub cmdPgmTab_Click()
Dim x As Integer

    Master = True
    x = SSTab1.Tab + 1
    If x = 3 Then x = 0
    SSTab1.Tab = x
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Load()

    Master = False

End Sub

Private Sub SSTab1_Click(PreviousTab As Integer)

    If Master = False Then
        Master = True
        SSTab1.Tab = PreviousTab
    End If
    Master = False
End Sub

This way you have programmatic control of the tabs (by setting Master = True and then setting the tab you want).

By the way, my example just has 3 tabs; any number would work.

The easiest way to make the TABS "almost" disappear, is to set the Tab Height property to 1 (cannot set it to 0, as that is an "invalid value"), but with a height o 1 Twip, the tabs are essentially gone.

By the way, what you are creating is commonly called a "wizard", as it leads the user through the steps of the application, allowing the developer to have a great deal of control over what happens, and when.

This is precisely how the Package and Deployment Wizard functions, for instance.

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