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Hi.

Is it possible to put a tab control inside another tab control. I tried
it several times, but for some reason this doesn't seem to work.

Can someone confirm this, or tell me what the trick is.

Thanks.

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Nov 12 '05 #1
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The only way I know to do this is to put a subform on the first tab control.
Then you can put your second tab control on the subform.
If you do this repeatedly, however, you will find the form loading rather
slowly.

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"Georges Heinesch" <ne**@geohei.lu> wrote in message
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Hi.

Is it possible to put a tab control inside another tab control. I tried
it several times, but for some reason this doesn't seem to work.

Can someone confirm this, or tell me what the trick is.

Thanks.

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Georges

Nov 12 '05 #2

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> > Is it possible to put a tab control inside another tab control. I tried
it several times, but for some reason this doesn't seem to work.


I don't recommend using nested tab controls for usability reasons. If
you need to put a lot of information on one form, just use a whole lot
of tab pages. If all the information doesn't fit inside tabs on a tab
control on a 800x600-fitting form, then you need to figure out how to
split the form up into many forms.

For mega-sized forms, if you absolutely must, you can do what a lot of
software vendors do for their "Options" dialog boxes--you can put a
listbox with all the "tab headers" on the left. This can work
cleanly. When a user clicks on one of the "tab headers", you reveal
their tab somewhere to the right on the form. The implementation of
this can allow either using a subform control, or can be done via a
huge tab control. The advantage of using the tab control is that
everything is loaded at once; the disadvantage is also that everything
is loaded at once.

But it's all up to you.
Pete
Nov 12 '05 #3

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Pete wrote:
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For mega-sized forms, if you absolutely must, you can do what a lot of
software vendors do for their "Options" dialog boxes--you can put a
listbox with all the "tab headers" on the left. This can work
cleanly. When a user clicks on one of the "tab headers", you reveal
their tab somewhere to the right on the form. The implementation of
this can allow either using a subform control, or can be done via a
huge tab control. The advantage of using the tab control is that
everything is loaded at once; the disadvantage is also that everything
is loaded at once.


Thanks for the hint. Gonna try that one.
Thanks!

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Georges

Nov 12 '05 #4

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MacDermott wrote:
The only way I know to do this is to put a subform on the first tab control.
Then you can put your second tab control on the subform.
If you do this repeatedly, however, you will find the form loading rather
slowly.


Thanks!

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Georges

Nov 12 '05 #5

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If you use subforms on the pages of a tab control, you can avoid the disadvantage by late
binding the subforms.

http://www.fmsinc.com/free/tips.html#accesslatebind

Tom
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The advantage of using the tab control is that everything is loaded at once; the
disadvantage is also that everything
is loaded at once.
Nov 12 '05 #6

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