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TabControl Page Enabled property

Éric Moreau
Éric Moreau asked
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I am building an application using Windows Forms (VB.Net 2003).

I need to disable some pages of a tab control depending on users privileges. It seems that the Enabled property disable the content of the tabpage and not the access to the tabpage.

Then I found http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/vbcon/html/vbtskdisablingtabpagesprogrammatically.asp which is using the SelectedIndexChange to detect when a tab is selected and switch to another.

There are 2 things that I don't like about this:
1. There is a visual flicking. How can we stop the flicking?
2. There is no visual clues that the tab is not enabled. How can we gray the caption of the tab page?

Or if you have better ideas please tell me!
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net Consultant
Top Expert 2016


You answer my first question correctly and completly. What about the second part ( How can we gray the caption of the tab page? )
Éric MoreauSenior .Net Consultant
Top Expert 2016


I found that you need to set the DrawMode property to TabDrawMode.OwnerDrawFixed and write some code into the DrawItem to be able to change the font or the apprearance of a TabPage caption.
glad u could get the complete solution

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