The Tab Control Constructor Interface

The Tab Control Constructor builds a Tab Control in an existing form.

Tab Constructor - Operation Description

File Operations:

Save Properties

Saves the current tab control properties.

Load Properties

Loads the saved tab control properties.

Restore System Properties

Restores the system's tab control properties.

Exit

Closes the Tab Control Constructor interface.

 

Edit Operations:

Delete

Deletes the tab control in the current form.

Construct

Constructs a tab control in the current form.

Paint Form

Invokes the Screen Painter for the current form.

 

View Operations:

Labels

Displays the Labels page.

Properties

Displays the Properties page.

 

Help Operations:

Contents

Displays the Development Center Help.

Display the Tab Control Constructor.

Displays the Tab Control Constructor Help.

 

Tab Constructor - Field Description

Labels Page

Accepts input for the tab control labels.

Properties Page

Page Dimensions:

Top Margin

The margin between the top of the form and the top of the tab pages.

Bottom Margin

The margin between the bottom of the form and the bottom of the tab pages.

Left Hand Margin

The margin between the left hand side of the form and the left hand side of the tab pages.

Right Hand Margin

The margin between the right hand side of the form and the right hand side of the tab pages.

 

Construction Options:

Add Tab Pages

Selecting 'Add Tab Pages' adds tab pages (frames) to the current form in construction mode.

 

Run-time Options:

Set focus field automatically

Selecting 'Set focus field automatically' sets the focus field to a specifically numbered form field automatically.

 

Tab Style:

Fully Justified

Constructs tabs that are fully justified in relation to the tab page width.

Custom Width

Constructs tabs with a customized width. When selected the custom width field is made available in the Tab Dimensions frame.

 

Tab Dimensions:

Tab Height

The height of the tabs.

Custom Width

Custom width customizes the width of the tabs. A default width is provided based on the width of the largest label.