WinForms Tab Control: Colored Tabs (coming in v2011 vol 2)

Thinking Out Loud
25 September 2011

Yes - a small enhancement, but definitely one we get asked about a lot here at DevExpress...DXperience v2011 vol 2 will introduce the ability to color the background of individual tabs in any skinned paint themes.

WinForms Tab Control - Colored Tabs 

Where can this new feature be of use? When used, tabs can be visually grouped by color and you can provide the appropriate visual accent for a specific tab.

Once you set colors for all or individual tabs, they will be automatically merged with the current skin. 

Oh - and this feature is available for all controls providing a "tabbed" UI including the following: WinForms TabControl, TabbedMdiManager, DocumentManager and LayoutControl.

WinForms Form Layout Control with Colored Tabs

Post comments update...For those who wanted to see how this will look with some of our skins...

WinForms Tab Control Animation 


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