work surface for custom app with Visual Studio like tabs/floating/dockable/auto hide features.  
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hazz





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, work surface for custom app with Visual Studio like tabs/floating/dockable/auto hide features. Top

Is there a way to achieve the Visual Studio work surface using Visual Studio 2005

I just realized that the application I am porting from vb6 would be well served by that model.

The main worksurface would be a tabstrip control with 6 tabs for 6 different aspects of the application.

On the right (or left depending on what side the user wants to dock it) would be the properties/settings that would have a variable number of tabs dependent on which tab is selected on the main work surface. As Solution Explorer and Property windows behave in Visual Studio. Window Position (Floating/Dockable/Auto Hide, etc.

Thank you for any ideas ! -greg



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smallstonefan





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, work surface for custom app with Visual Studio like tabs/floating/dockable/auto hide features. Top

VS 2005 includes a components such as a tab component and a properties browser that you could use to create such an interface.

For the docking behavior, we went with 3rd party components.

James

www.jamesfoxall.com


 
 
hazz





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, work surface for custom app with Visual Studio like tabs/floating/dockable/auto hide features. Top

ah, the propertygrid control. I just found that. Thanks again James. -Greg
 
 
smallstonefan





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, work surface for custom app with Visual Studio like tabs/floating/dockable/auto hide features. Top

You bet! :)

It's a finicky beast. I've had a developer beating the heck out of the control for a few weeks now, trying to force it to do some things we need it to do and it's driven him nuts a few times.

Good luck!

James

www.jamesfoxall.com