What’s New in 2019 Volume 2: TabbedForm in WinForms

The 2019 Volume 2 release introduces exciting and cool new features for the WinForms TabbedForm control. In this blog, we are going to check out some of them that shipped with the 2019 Volume 2 release. They are:

  • Tab navigation
  • Tab reordering
  • Context menu
  • Right-to-left direction

Tab navigation

The WinForms TabbedForm now includes support to navigate through tabs with simple, intuitive buttons. Using the extensible navigation modes, simple buttons can be loaded. These buttons can be customized and styled based on the intended users.Navigation between Tabs Using Simple Buttons

Navigation between Tabs Using Simple Buttons

Tab reordering

Reordering the tabs is now possible by dragging and dropping them. You can move an active tab to the left or right by dragging the tab header using the mouse pointer.Reordering Tabs in the TabbedForm

Reordering Tabs in the TabbedForm

Context menu

The WinForms TabbedForm now includes options to show menu items that appear when users right-click on the header of a tab. A browser-like context menu appearance can be provided using the extensible customization options. The context menu’s behavior and items can be customized for each tab.Context Menu in a Tab Header

Context Menu in a Tab Header

Right-to-left direction

The WinForms TabbedForm now supports right-to-left (RTL) arrangement for users working in right-to-left language settings such as Hebrew, Arabic, or Persian.Right-to-Left Tabs

Right-to-Left Tabs

Conclusion

In addition to these features, we have included other minor improvements and bug fixes that are published in our release notes. Download our 2019 Volume 2 release of Essential Studio and try our sample from this GitHub location.

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