Hi.. First of all, I'm using win 98 and VB 6.0 along with Access 2000. I'm making an application which uses a tree view to show all the available module in the application. So it's like :
- Backup Database
- User & Password
and so on. Now.. what I would like to do is to show a different form according to the node that is clicked on the tree view, and I would like to show it on the same form. Did that make sense ? So I have this main screen that have a tree view which populate about 1/4 size of the main screen and I would like to show appropriate form according to the nodes being clicked on the other 3/4 of the main form. As reference, I would like to do something like "Outlook Express", where when we click the "inbox" node, the frame on the right hand side would show inbox.
This is getting long :) anyway.. I don't want to use frame because it could only show one node at a time. For example, if I click at the "Report" node, while previously I have clicked on the "Accounting" node, the only frame that would be available are only the "Report" frame, while if I want to look back at the "Accounting" frame, I would need to click at the "Accounting" node again.
I'm thinking about using tabstrip, so when a node is clicked, I would add a new tabstrip and if I clicked 20 nodes, there would be 20 tabstrip available to select from. But I'm facing a brick wall right now, since from article : http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_20163494.html
it is said that tabstrip is not a container. So what should I use ? the ocx given there which is something like TAB...ocx did not exist in my VB ?
So please advice on what should I use instead of frame (coz' I can only show one form at a time) or tabstrip (since it is not a container ?). Thank you very much Experts !