Styles Settings in Windows Forms TabbedMDI

This section discusses about the Style Settings available in TabbedMDIManager control that can be used to create applications that are attractive and appealing to the end-users.

Tab styles

TabbedMDI Framework provides the ability to support a number of tab styles. The tabbedMDIManager’s TabStyle property lets users specify the required style for the Tabs.

Property table

TabbedMDIManager property Description
TabStyle Specifies the style for the tabs of the TabbedMDIManager Control. The options include:2D,3D,WorkbookMode,WhidbeyStyle,DockingWhidbeyStyle,DockingWhidbeyBetaStyle,Office2003Style,Office2007Style,OneNoteStyle,OneNoteStyleFlatTabsStyle,InternetExplorer7Style,MetroStyle,Office2016Colorful,Office2016White,Office2016DarkGray and Office2016Black.

2D

This option helps to set the 2D theme.

// 2D

this.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = typeof(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRenderer2D);
'2D

Me.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = GetType(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRenderer2D)

Tab style is 2D

3D

This option helps to set the 3D theme.

// 3D

this.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = typeof(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRenderer3D);
'3D

Me.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = GetType(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRenderer3D)

Tab style is 3D

Workbook

This option helps to set the Workbook theme.

// Workbook

this.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = typeof(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererWorkbookMode);
'Workbook

Me.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = GetType(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererWorkbookMode)

Workbook mode tab style

WhidbeyStyle

This option helps to set the WhidbeyStyle.

// WhidbeyStyle

this.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = typeof(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererWhidbey);
'WhidbeyStyle

Me.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = GetType(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererWhidbey)

WhidbeyStyle of tabs

DockingWhidbeyStyle

This option helps to set the DockingWhidbeyStyle.

// DockingWhidbeyStyle

this.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = typeof(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererDockingWhidbey);
'DockingWhidbeyStyle

Me.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = GetType(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererDockingWhidbey)

DockingWhidbeyStyle of tabs

DockingWhidbeyBetaStyle

This option helps to set the DockingWhidbeyBetaStyle.

// DockingWhidbeyBetaStyle

this.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = typeof(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererDockingWhidbeyBeta);
'DockingWhidbeyBetaStyle

Me.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = GetType(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererDockingWhidbeyBeta)

DockingWhidbeyBetaStyle of tabs

Office2003

This option helps to set the Office2003 theme.

// Office2003

this.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = typeof(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererOffice2003);
'Office2003

Me.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = GetType(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererOffice2003)

Office2003 tab style

Office2007Blue

This option helps to set the Office2007Blue theme.

// Office2007Blue

this.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = typeof(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererOffice2007);
this.tabbedMDIManager.Office2007ColorScheme = Office2007Theme.Blue;
'Office2007Blue

Me.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = GetType(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererOffice2007)
Me.tabbedMDIManager.Office2007ColorScheme = Office2007Theme.Blue

Office2007Blue tab style

Office2007Black

This option helps to set the Office2007Black theme.

// Office2007Black

this.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = typeof(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererOffice2007);
this.tabbedMDIManager.Office2007ColorScheme = Office2007Theme.Black;
'Office2007Black

Me.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = GetType(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererOffice2007)
Me.tabbedMDIManager.Office2007ColorScheme = Office2007Theme.Black

Office2007Black tab style

Office2007Silver

This option helps to set the Office2007Silver theme.

// Office2007Silver

this.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = typeof(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererOffice2007);
this.tabbedMDIManager.Office2007ColorScheme = Office2007Theme.Silver;
'Office2007Silver

Me.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = GetType(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererOffice2007)
Me.tabbedMDIManager.Office2007ColorScheme = Office2007Theme.Silver

Office2007Silver tab style

OneNoteStyle

This option helps to set the OneNoteStyle theme.

// OneNoteStyle

this.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = typeof(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.OneNoteStyleRenderer);
'OneNoteStyle

Me.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = GetType(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.OneNoteStyleRenderer)

OneNoteStyle tab style

OneNoteStyleFlatTabsStyle

This option helps to set the OneNoteStyleFlatTabsStyle.

// OneNoteStyleFlatTabsStyle

this.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = typeof(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.OneNoteStyleFlatTabsRenderer);
'OneNoteStyleFlatTabsStyle

Me.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = GetType(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.OneNoteStyleFlatTabsRenderer)

OneNoteStyleFlatTabsStyle tab style

InternetExplorer7

This option helps to set the InternetExplorer7 theme.

// InternetExplorer7

this.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = typeof(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererIE7);
'InternetExplorer7

Me.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = GetType(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererIE7)

InternetExplorer7 tab style

Metro

This option helps to set the Metro theme.

// Metro

this.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = typeof(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererMetro);
'Metro

Me.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = GetType(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererMetro)

Metro tab style

Office2016Colorful

This option helps to set the Office2016Colorful theme.

// Office2016Colorful

this.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = typeof(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererOffice2016Colorful);
'Office2016Colorful

Me.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = GetType(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererOffice2016Colorful)

Office2016Colorful tab style

Office2016White

This option helps to set the Office2016White theme.

// Office2016White

this.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = typeof(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererOffice2016White);
'Office2016White

Me.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = GetType(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererOffice2016White)

Office2016White tab style

Office2016DarkGray

This option helps to set the Office2016DarkGray theme.

// Office2016DarkGray

this.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = typeof(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererOffice2016DarkGray);
'Office2016DarkGray

Me.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = GetType(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererOffice2016DarkGray)

Office2016DarkGray tab style

Office2016Black

This option helps to set the Office2016Black theme.

// Office2016Black

this.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = typeof(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererOffice2016Black);
'Office2016Black

Me.tabbedMDIManager.TabStyle = GetType(Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.TabRendererOffice2016Black)

Office2016Black tab style

Window styles

The windows in the TabbedMDI Framework can be arranged in four different styles. To set the styles of the windows, the MDIParent form should be detached from the TabbedMDIManager.

NOTE

The DetachFromMdIContainer method is used to detach an MDIParent from the TabbedMDIManager.

TabbedMDIManager property Description
WindowStyle Specifies the style for the windows of the TabbedMDIManager Control. The options include:TileHorizontal,TileVertical,Cascade andArrangeIcons.
//Detach the MDIParent form from TabbedMDIManager.

this.tabbedMDIManager.DetachFromMdiContainer(this, false);



//Arranges the multiple document interface Child forms in Horizontal style within the MDIParent form.                        

this.LayoutMdi(MdiLayout.TileHorizontal);
'Detach the MDIParent form from TabbedMDIManager.

Me.tabbedMDIManager.DetachFromMdiContainer(Me, False)


'Arranges the multiple document interface Child forms in Horizontal style within the MDIParent form.                        

Me.LayoutMdi(MdiLayout.TileHorizontal)

WindowStyle tabs