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TabPage Font Bold in seperate class?

Posted on 2006-07-20
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I found this cool tabpage font-to-bold code that works very well.

Q. How code this in a seperate class rather than on the same Winform with the actual TabControl1?

Here's what I have so far:

[WinFrom]

  public Form1()
        {
             InitializeComponent();

             new TabPageFont(this.tabControl1);
}


[TabPageFont.cs]

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace Grammer
{
    class TabPageFont
    {
        internal TabControl tabControl;

        public TabPageFont()
        {
            // Initialize Components
            this.tabControl.DrawMode = System.Windows.Forms.TabDrawMode.OwnerDrawFixed;
            this.tabControl.DrawItem += new DrawItemEventHandler(this.tabControl_DrawItem);
        }

        private void tabControl_DrawItem(object sender, System.Windows.Forms.DrawItemEventArgs e)
        {
            Font fntTab;
            Brush bshBack;
            Brush bshFore;

            if (e.Index == this.tabControl.SelectedIndex)
            {
                fntTab = new Font(e.Font, FontStyle.Bold);
                bshBack = new System.Drawing.Drawing2D.LinearGradientBrush(e.Bounds, SystemColors.Control, SystemColors.Control, System.Drawing.Drawing2D.LinearGradientMode.BackwardDiagonal);
                bshFore = Brushes.Black;
                //bshBack = new System.Drawing.Drawing2D.LinearGradientBrush(e.Bounds, Color.LightSkyBlue , Color.LightGreen, System.Drawing.Drawing2D.LinearGradientMode.BackwardDiagonal);
                //bshFore = Brushes.Blue;
            }
            else
            {
                fntTab = e.Font;
                bshBack = new SolidBrush(SystemColors.Control);
                bshFore = new SolidBrush(Color.Black);

                //bshBack = new SolidBrush(Color.White);
                //bshFore = new SolidBrush(Color.Black);
            }

            string tabName = this.tabControl.TabPages[e.Index].Text;
            StringFormat sftTab = new StringFormat();
            e.Graphics.FillRectangle(bshBack, e.Bounds);
            Rectangle recTab = e.Bounds;
            recTab = new Rectangle(recTab.X, recTab.Y + 4, recTab.Width, recTab.Height - 4);
            e.Graphics.DrawString(tabName, fntTab, bshFore, recTab, sftTab);

        }
    }
}
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make a wrapper class for the default tab control that behaves (draws) the way you want it to.  Use that new control in place of the old where you would like to see this behavior.
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Do you have a code example?
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