A tab control is useful when you are designing a form that is based on a table with several fields. Instead of creating a large form cluttered with controls, you can group controls together on pages that the user can bring forward by clicking the tabs. You can use a form wizard to create a form with a tab control.

To create a tab control

  1. Open the form in Form Designer.

  2. Select the Tab Control tool and drag and drop in the design area to create a tab control.

  3. Open the Properties window for the tab control, and create the pages that you need by entering a name for each page as a comma-separated list in the PageNames property. The names are used as captions on the tabs.

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