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Maximum Number Of Controls On A Tab Control

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Is there a "best practice" maximum number of controls that can be
loaded on to a tab control before things start getting messy and
sluggish? I'm asking for a "best practice" maximum number across all
tabs and not the maximum number that is theoretically possible.

I figure that trying to add lots of controls to lots of tabs must
affect performance at some point.

Any help is appreciated.

Mar 10 '07 #1
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Wayne wrote:
Is there a "best practice" maximum number of controls that can be
loaded on to a tab control before things start getting messy and
sluggish? I'm asking for a "best practice" maximum number across all
tabs and not the maximum number that is theoretically possible.

I figure that trying to add lots of controls to lots of tabs must
affect performance at some point.

Any help is appreciated.
There is a maimum number of controls on a Form. Not sure about a TabControl.

Think of it this way. A TabControl is just a handy way of toggling the
visibility of a bunch of controls all at the same time. It likely has almost no
affect on performance at all. Certainly not any that I have been able to
perceive.

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Rick Brandt, Microsoft Access MVP
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RBrandt at Hunter dot com


Mar 10 '07 #2

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On 9 Mar 2007 18:35:53 -0800, "Wayne" <cq*******@volcanomail.com>
wrote:

In some applications tab controls contain subforms. If things get
sluggish I typically only set the SourceObject once the user hits that
particular tab.

Otherwise: YMMV. Do some tests and see what your users' tolerance
level is.

-Tom.

>Is there a "best practice" maximum number of controls that can be
loaded on to a tab control before things start getting messy and
sluggish? I'm asking for a "best practice" maximum number across all
tabs and not the maximum number that is theoretically possible.

I figure that trying to add lots of controls to lots of tabs must
affect performance at some point.

Any help is appreciated.
Mar 10 '07 #3

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