How to change the back color of Active and Inactive tabs

3 Sep 20201 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.