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Tabbed MDI - Navigate Forward/Backward

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51389 Nov 3,2006 04:14 PM UTC Nov 3,2006 09:29 PM UTC WinForms 2
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Scott Swartz
Asked On November 3, 2006 04:14 PM UTC

My application makes extensive use of the tabbed MDI functionality. I would like to add "Navigate Forward" and "Navigate Backward" toolbar buttons similar to those found in VisualStudio.NET. Is there a simple way of doing this?

Gopalakrishnan S [Syncfusion]
Replied On November 3, 2006 09:04 PM UTC

Hi Scott,

Adding the default Navigation Button to the toolbar is not possible. But you can navigate the MdiTab using your own code. I have created a sample and attached here. Please refer the attached sample.


Also You can add the Navigation control to TabbedMdi. If you are using 4.2 or below, you can use TabControlAdded event and set the Visible property of the NavigationControl to true.

private void TabControl_Added(object sender, TabbedMDITabControlEventArgs e)
e.TabControl.NavigationControl.Visible = true;

In upcoming version 4.4 the NavigationControl property has been changed as TabPrimitives. TabPrimitives provides more flexibility and it allows users to add any number of buttons in the TabPanel. You can comment out the NavigationControl code in the designer generated code and compile the solution to make it work properly TabPrimitives can be made visible by setting TabPrimitivesHost.Visible property to true.

Thank you for using Syncfusion products.


Gopalakrishnan S [Syncfusion]
Replied On November 3, 2006 09:29 PM UTC

Hi Scott,

Sorry for the broken link in my previous update.

Here is the link:


Thank you,


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