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1836 Nov 29,2002 01:19 PM UTC Dec 3,2002 06:57 PM UTC WinForms 4
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Sebastien Lange
Asked On November 29, 2002 01:19 PM UTC

Hi, I have a MDI application that manage my forms with a TabbedMDIManager. I'd like to Enable/Disable XP Themes for the application and also the tabs, like the TabControlHost does. Is it using MDITabPanel? Do you have a sample? Sebastien

Sebastien Lange
Replied On November 29, 2002 01:52 PM UTC

I tried the following, but I still have the same look&feel. (I have XP of course). public class MyTabbedMDIManager : TabbedMDIManager { // The base class creates a new instance of the MDITabPanel class. protected override MDITabPanel CreateMDITabPanel() { MDITabPanel tab = new MDITabPanel(this); tab.ThemesEnabled = true; return tab; } // Method gets called to initialize a tab control after it gets created. protected override void InitMDITabPanel(MDITabPanel tabPanel) { base.InitMDITabPanel(tabPanel); // Go ahead and set some properties on the tab control. tabPanel.ThemesEnabled = true; } }

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On December 2, 2002 01:29 PM UTC

Sebastien, Also change the tab's TabStyle property as follows: this.tabControlExt1.TabStyle = typeof(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRenderer3D); Only the 3D style supports themes. Regards, Praveen Ramesh

Nik Vale
Replied On December 2, 2002 08:23 PM UTC

Praveen, It seems the only way to achieved themed MDI tabs is to either derive a class from TabbedMDIManager, or change the original class... Why doesn't the TabbedMDIManager have a ThemesEnabled property? Is this going to supported in the next release? Nik.

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On December 3, 2002 06:57 PM UTC

Nik, I will make this a feature request for our next minor release. It should be pretty easy to include this feature. -Praveen

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