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tabbedMDI manager borders

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63507 Jul 4,2007 08:10 PM UTC Jul 12,2007 12:57 PM UTC WinForms 8
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Edwin Brandse
Asked On July 4, 2007 08:10 PM UTC

the office2007 layout combined with the tabbedgroupMDI manager generates different border layouts. How to change the 3d borders to flat. see picture with comments


JayaLakshmi [Syncfusion]
Replied On July 5, 2007 10:31 AM UTC

Hi Edwin,

Thank you for posting your query to us.

I am able to see the 3D border effect when Ribbon Form is used as child form. Is that the issue you are talking about?

I have attached here a sample that uses TabbedMDIManager with RibbonControlAdv. Please look into this and try reproducing it in the below sample so that we could sort out the cause of the issue and provide you a solution?



Edwin Brandse
Replied On July 5, 2007 06:05 PM UTC

also with a normal child "form".

i added a formEdwin with panel filled black and added tab control.

all posible borders are set to none. And still i see a 3d? border with the tabbedMDI manager.


Edwin Brandse
Replied On July 5, 2007 06:24 PM UTC

see the movie.....1 mouse click move 2 tab's ????


JayaLakshmi [Syncfusion]
Replied On July 6, 2007 06:05 PM UTC

Hi Edwin,

I am able to see 3D border effect when HotTrack property set to true. Could you please try setting the same to false and let me know if you still facing this issue?

Thanks for your patience.


Edwin Brandse
Replied On July 6, 2007 07:48 PM UTC

the sample tabbedgroupedMDI doesn't have hottrack enabled as far as i see.

on the other tab control i changed hottrack to false.

i face the same borders AND strange mouse behavior. (see movie)


JayaLakshmi [Syncfusion]
Replied On July 11, 2007 06:59 AM UTC

Hi Edwin,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

3D Border Effect

I have faced following behavior in your sample.

1) Gray line with TabbedMDIManager but not the other 3D borders you specified.
2) Not faced HotBorder effect on tabs as you shown in your video file.

Please have a look on the below video file.


Could you please try the following codesnippet and let me know if this helps?

//For formEdwin
f.FormBorderStyle = FormBorderStyle.None;

Strange Mouse Behavior

I am able to reproduce this issue at my end. Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. Could you please open a DirectTrac incident with subject line 'Strange mouse behavior faced with TabbedMDIManger- F63507'. We will send you the bug fix details through our DirectTrac system.

Thanks for your patience.


Edwin Brandse
Replied On July 11, 2007 07:30 PM UTC

code makes no difference

i think it has something to do with an other issue. See feedback from golda below.

[Updated on 5/16/2007 7:03:43 AM by: goldaj@syncfusion.com]
Hi Edwin,

Currently the TabControlAdv supports only the default blue theme for Office 2007 visual style. However I will log a feature request in this regard so that support for silver and black color themes in Office 2007 visual style would be available in future versions.

Best regards,

see other patches i received regarding mouse problems. for databoundgrid i received a patch. With groupdatabound there is something wrong with the mouse events. See other forum items from me. Related issues ?

thanks for your support


JayaLakshmi [Syncfusion]
Replied On July 12, 2007 12:57 PM UTC

Hi Edwin,

Silver and Black color themes for Office2007Style TabcontrolAdv

We have already logged it as a feature request and notified our development team. We will implement this feature in our forthcoming new version releases or service pack releases. We usually have a timeframe of at least three months between releases. The feature implementation would also greatly depend on the factors like product design, code compatibility and complexity. We will get back to you once the feature is implemented.

Strange Mouse behavior with TabbedMDI

On further analysis of this issue shows that it was the default behavior of tabs.

Please compile the modified sample and follow the steps below.

1) Run the attached sample.
2) You could see 'Tab2' and 'TabPageAdv3' are focused.
3) Now change the focus from 'Tab2' to 'Tab1'.
4) In 'Tab1', 'TabPageAdv1' is focused. Change this focus to 'TabPageAdv2' .
5) Now select 'Tab2', 'TabPageAdv3' was already focused.


So it is concluded that it was default behavior of the tabs.

Kindly let me know if you have any other queries.

Thanks for your patience.



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