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Hello, im trying to figure out a way to change the background color of SSTAB in visual basic 6.
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No, i looked at those before, thats just for the tab color.
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No, i looked at those before, thats just for the tab color.
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oh.... do you want the whole tab to change then?

Or the whole form and tab
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Hi

'The first thing you will need to do is to
'make up two graphics of the colour that you
'want with what you want the Tab to say on
'them. You will have to play around with the
'size and what not until you have the correct
'size.

'Once you have drawn your SSTabs on your Form,
'select from the properties window of the SSTab
'Custom and click the elipsis (the box with the ...
'that should open on the right of the Custom box).
'In the new window that opens click the arrows beside
'the Current Tab number until you come to the tab that
'you want. Delete the TabCaption.
'Now click on the Picture Tab. If your window is like
'mine you will see under Properties MouseIcon and Picture.
'Click on Picture, then click the browse button and find
'the graphic that you want to use. Click apply and then
'do the same for the other button that you want to have
'changed.

'I was not sure if you wanted the entire face of the
'tab to be coloured or not, but I threw the labels on
'to give you and idea of filling making the back different
'colours as well. Just change the Height and Width of the
'label in the Labels property window and you can get it almost
'exactly the same size as the Tab face. I would make it a little
'bigger, that way it would then cover the whole Tab Face. Then
'you can draw your controls ontop of the Label and get the look
'you are going for.

Been searching around a bit and found it!!!
Good Luck
FOund that on a VBCity forum at: http://www.devcity.net/forums/topic.asp?tid=458
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No, i want the whole control!
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by:qwertykeyboard
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well surely you could use the same system. As i can see, there isnt a way to change the background colour, so, best advice would probably be 2 either use a label and choose the color of the label, or use pictures.

I can;t see any other way it can be done, and i cant find one newhere on the web!!!
If you find the answer... Great... Well Done!
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by:wd006451
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Thanks, i think im sorta on the same track now, ill look into this, thank you so much for your help!!!
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