How to change the back color of Active and Inactive tabs

3 Sep 2020 / 1 minute to read

You can change the tab back color for active tabs and inactive tabs using ActiveTabColor and InactiveTabColor properties. The following code snippet illustrates this.

private void tabbedMDIManager_TabControlAdded(object sender, TabbedMDITabControlEventArgs args)


    args.TabControl.ActiveTabColor = Color.Red;

    args.TabControl.InactiveTabColor = Color.Green;

Private Sub tabbedMDIManager_TabControlAdded(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal args As TabbedMDITabControlEventArgs)

    args.TabControl.ActiveTabColor = Color.Red

    args.TabControl.InactiveTabColor = Color.Green

End Sub


ActiveTabColor property work only for 2D, 3D, Workbook Mode, OneNoteStyle and not for other tabStyles.