Use the TDI Framework to build the latest VS 2010-style tabbed document interfaces. Convert your existing MDI apps to a TDI look with a single method call.
Lets the user arrange MDI children within horizontal or vertical, resizable tab groups as in the the Visual Studio .NET IDE. The close button lets you close the currently visible MDI child window. There are also built-in state-persistence capabilities to retain the state of a layout across application sessions.
Users can create one or more horizontal or vertical tab groups and move the MDI children across different tab groups via simple drag-and-drop or through the tab context menu. Drag-and-drop between tab groups and moving tabs using tab context menu.
The tabbed MDI manager lets users merge custom menu items to the default tab context menu. Custom items on a tab context menu are illustrated below:
The tab styles available when using the tabbed MDI manager are illustrated below:
The tabbed MDI package includes a VS 2005-style drop-down list button that lists the child MDI windows and eliminates the use of scroll buttons.
Tabbed MDI tabs can be aligned along any desired edge (left, right, top, or bottom) of the main form.