Re: Tab controls

"Scott McPhillips [MVP]" <org-dot-mvps-at-scottmcp>
Sun, 28 May 2006 14:35:08 -0400
Frank Natoli wrote:

How does one implement a tab control in a Visual Studio MFC
application? In the old Win32 GUI days, when dialogs might be
dynamically constructed by the application, PropertyPage API functions
were used. I see Visual Studio [2005] dialog editor has a tab control
object, which can be placed on a dialog box, but it appears impossible
to manipulate the individual tab pages from the dialog editor. I am
going to guess that separate dialogs must be created, which are then
[somehow] attached to each tab page, perhaps when the application
detects a particular tab page has been selected, and then performs a
dlg.DoModal for the appropriate dialog on the appropriate tab page. Is
this correct? Is there any doc or tutorial that addresses this process?

Your guess is right if you want to make your own tabbed area in a larger
window. You can find a sample of this approach on codeguru.

But MFC provides CPropertySheet and CPropertyPage that do it all for
you. They implement a tabbed dialog with individual pages.

Scott McPhillips [VC++ MVP]

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