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How to change the forecolor of text being drawn in the tabs

Platform: WinForms |
Control: TabControlAdv |
Published Date: April 30, 2011 |
Last Revised Date: July 10, 2014


Use the new TabPageExt.TabForeColor property available since our release. For earlier versions, handle the DrawItem event, set the custom forecolor in the DrawTabEventArgs, and delegate drawing to the default drawing logic.

[C#] private void TabControlExt_DrawItem(object sender, Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.DrawTabEventArgs drawItemInfo) {  // Change the ForeColor only on the selected tabs.  if(((int)drawItemInfo.State & (int)DrawItemState.Selected) == 0 )  {   drawItemInfo.ForeColor = Color.White;  }  // Then forward drawing to default drawing logic.  drawItemInfo.DrawBackground();  drawItemInfo.DrawInterior();  drawItemInfo.DrawBorders(); }

[VB.NET] Private  Sub TabControlExt_DrawItem(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal drawItemInfo As Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.DrawTabEventArgs)  ' Change the ForeColor only on the selected tabs.  If (CType(drawItemInfo.State & CType(DrawItemState.Selected,int,Integer))) = 0 Then   drawItemInfo.ForeColor = Color.White  End If  ' Then forward drawing to default drawing logic.  drawItemInfo.DrawBackground()  drawItemInfo.DrawInterior()  drawItemInfo.DrawBorders() End Sub

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