View Full Version : Create Tabbed MDI Interface

07-16-2009, 06:49 PM
I am using C# 2005 to develop an Windows application. I am planning to use a Tab Container to display the child forms. I have used a Menu Strip to display the menu and have set IsMDIContainer = true property of the MainMenu form. The MainMenu form also contains a Tab Control and I plan to display all child forms as Tap Pages in the Tab Control.

Till now I have been able to add Tab Pages when the user chooses a menu option. But I don't know how to display the child form itself within the Tab Page.

I have used the following code in the menu click event.

frmPurchaseEntry PurchaseEntry = new frmPurchaseEntry;
PurchaseEntry.MdiParent = this;
PurchaseEntry.TabCtrl = tabControl1;

TabPage tpPurchaseEntry = new TabPage();
tpPurchaseEntry.Parent = tabControl1;

tpPurchaseEntry.Text = "Purchase Entry";

PurchaseEntry.TabPag = tpPurchaseEntry;
tabControl1.SelectedTab = tpPurchaseEntry;

How can I display the child form properly in the Tab Page?? I don't want a File -> New type of application, where menu click event displays the same (blank) form. My menu options should each display a unique/distinct form.

Thank You.

Lalit Kumar Barik