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Forums » Prof-UIS Tech Support » Borders on TabPageContainers? Collapse All
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Jeremy Richards Sep 29, 2008 - 10:04 AM

I just started replacing some of my CTabCtrls with CExtTabPageContainerWnds.  While I do think the page container functionality is more intuitive than the truely bizarre CTabCtrl (and underlying Windows Common control) behavior, I find that I really miss the borders offered by the Windows control.

I am aware that CExtTabPageContainerWnd is written from the ground up and is not related to CTabCtrl.  However, the bordres would really be nice.  Is it possible to display a border (around the child pages) similar to the CTabCtrl?  If so, how?  If not, can this be a feature request?



Technical Support Oct 6, 2008 - 1:08 PM

You can apply the WS_EX_STATICEDGE window style for your tab page container window.

m_wndTabPageContainer.ModifyStyleEx( 0, WS_EX_STATICEDGE );
UINT nSetWindowPosFlags =
You can see how it is done in the ProfUIS_Controls sample on the "Tab Containers" page when you click the "Show borders" check box.

Offer Har Oct 7, 2008 - 8:59 AM

The frame should be around the contained dialog/control and not the tab. This solution doe not work.

Please look at all modern tabs - the contained contained window is somehow linked to the tab control.

Technical Support Oct 8, 2008 - 2:30 PM

Would you send us two screen shots :

1) Some modern tabs without any problems.

2) Our tabs in your application that causes problems.

Offer Har Oct 8, 2008 - 2:38 PM

Here are two samples:

I can send yo more if you want...


Offer Har Sep 30, 2008 - 9:27 AM

Dear Support and Jeremy,

This is something am asking for a long time now - I think that if you embed a dialog inside a tab container there must be some kind of a frame to show that the dialog is related to the tab container. Please try and add this feature to the next version.