OfficeMDI Tabs?is the no-code-required solution for providing Tabbed MDI Interfaces in your VB applications. It works with your existing MDI applications: Just add the controls to your forms, change a few properties, and you're ready to go!
OfficeMDI Tabs quickly enables your application to have the latest UI appearances used in recent Microsoft applications. Two different .NET tab styles and two different Office 2003 tab styles, Office OneNote Tabs, and even Visual Studio.NET 2005 (Whidbey) tab drawing styles are all just minutes away with OfficeMDI Tabs. Icons can be automatically added to tabs based on the document filename, or you can assign custom icons to each form.
It has long been known that users are often Confused by traditional MDI interfaces, usually because documents tend to get hidden under other windows. OfficeMDI Tabs eliminates the problem by creating a tab for each MDI child window, which allows your users to easily and efficiently find the document or window they are looking for. Your MDI applications will immediately be easier to use for your customers, translating into reduced support costs, and increased sales of your software.
You can hide the scroll and close buttons, allowing you to provide a kiosk style application. In this scenario, the only way a new tab window can be created is directly through your own code. This is great for when you want several windows to always be open, and never closed by the user.
OfficeMDI Tabs is lightweight, so adding a tabbed MDI interface only requires a small 74kb OCX file. Because it works with your existing MDI forms, the benefits are realized immediately. Just add OfficeMDI Tabs to your project, recompile, and you are ready to ship. It is so easy to use, we know you will be satisfied with the results. We guarantee it.