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About Tab controls

A Tab control is a container for tab pages
that display other controls. One page at a time fills the display
area of the Tab control. Each page has a tab like an index card
divider. The user can click the tab to switch among the pages:


The Tab control allows you to present many pieces of information
in an organized way. You add, resize, and move Tab controls just
as you do any control. The PowerBuilder User’s

describes how to add controls to a window or custom
visual user object.

Tab terms

You need to know these definitions.

Tab control A control that you place in a window or user object that contains tab
pages. Part of the area in the Tab control is for the tabs associated
with the tab pages. Any space that is left is occupied by the tab
pages themselves.

Tab page A user object that contains other controls and is one of several pages
within a Tab control. All the tab pages in a Tab control occupy
the same area of the control and only one is visible at a time.
The active tab page covers the other tab pages.

You can define tab pages right in the Tab control or you can
define them in the User Object painter and insert them into the
Tab control, either in the painter or during execution.

Tab The visual handle for a tab page. The tab displays a label
for the tab page. When a tab page is hidden, the user clicks its
tab to bring it to the front and make the tab page active.

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