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How to make closable tabpages in WinForms TabControlAdv?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: TabControlAdv |
Published Date: April 30, 2011 |
Last Revised Date: February 3, 2020

Close the tabpage

Here we are going to make use of the DrawItem and MouseDown events. The DrawItem provides access to the Graphics object which helps us to draw a Close mark on Tabs.The GetTabRect method will give the Bounds of each tab. Finally, we can check for the coresponding tab in the MouseDown event to close that Tab.


// DrawItem Event Handler
private void tabControlAdv1_DrawItem(object sender, Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.DrawTabEventArgs e)
   //Drawing the normal appearences
   //Getting the bounds for Tab
   Rectangle tabrect = tabControlAdv1.GetTabRect(e.Index);
   tabrect.Offset(2, 2);
   tabrect.Width = 5;
   tabrect.Height = 5;
   //Initializing Brush and Pen
   Brush brush = new SolidBrush(Color.Black);
   Pen pen = new Pen(brush);
   //Drawing close mark
   e.Graphics.DrawLine(pen, tabrect.X, tabrect.Y, tabrect.X + tabrect.Width, tabrect.Y + tabrect.Height);
   e.Graphics.DrawLine(pen, tabrect.X + tabrect.Width, tabrect.Y, tabrect.X, tabrect.Y + tabrect.Height);
private void tabControlAdv1_MouseDown(object sender, System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs e)
   //Getting the current mouse location
   Point point = new Point(e.X,e.Y);
   //Checking all Tab bounds for a match
   for (int i = 0; i ; tabControlAdv1.TabCount; i++)
     Rectangle tabrect = tabControlAdv1.GetTabRect(i);
     tabrect.Offset(2, 2);
     tabrect.Width = 5;
     tabrect.Height = 5;
     if (tabrect.Contains(point))
        tabControlAdv1.TabPages.Remove(tabControlAdv1.TabPages[ i]);


'DrawItem Event Handler
Private Sub tabControlAdv1_DrawItem(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.DrawTabEventArgs) Handles tabControlAdv1.DrawItem
   'Drawing the normal appearences
   'Getting the bounds for Tab
   Dim tabrect As Rectangle = tabControlAdv1.GetTabRect(e.Index)
   tabrect.Offset(2, 2)
   tabrect.Width = 5
   tabrect.Height = 5
   'Initializing Brush and Pen
   Dim closeBrush As Brush = New SolidBrush(Color.Black)
   Dim closepen As Pen = New Pen(closeBrush)
   'Drawing close mark
    e.Graphics.DrawLine(closepen, tabrect.X, tabrect.Y, tabrect.X + tabrect.Width, tabrect.Y + tabrect.Height)
   e.Graphics.DrawLine(closepen, tabrect.X + tabrect.Width, tabrect.Y, tabrect.X, tabrect.Y + tabrect.Height)
End Sub
Private Sub tabControlAdv1_MouseDown(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs) Handles tabControlAdv1.MouseDown
   'Getting the current mouse location
   Dim mousepoint As Point = New Point(e.X, e.Y)
   Dim i As Integer
   'Checking all Tab bounds for a match
   For i = 0 To tabControlAdv1.TabCount
     Dim tabrect As Rectangle =    tabControlAdv1.GetTabRect(i)
     tabrect.Offset(2, 2)
     tabrect.Width = 5
     tabrect.Height = 5
     If tabrect.Contains(mousepoint) Then
     Next i
End Sub


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