#896 – A TabControl Groups Content into a Series of Pages

You can use a TabControl to organize content in your application into a series of pages, allowing the user to click on the page that contains the content that they want to see.

The TabControl contains a series of TabItem elements representing each tab.  Each TabItem has a Header property defining text or content to appear on the clickable part of the tab.  Each TabItem also has a single child element, representing the content to be displayed when you are viewing the tab.  This will normally be a panel that contains other controls.

    <TabControl Margin="10">
        <TabItem Header="You">
            <Grid>
                <Grid.RowDefinitions>
                    <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
                    <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
                </Grid.RowDefinitions>
                <Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
                    <ColumnDefinition Width="Auto"/>
                    <ColumnDefinition/>
                </Grid.ColumnDefinitions>

                <Label Content="Name:"/>
                <TextBox Grid.Column="1" Width="120" Margin="5"
                         HorizontalAlignment="Left"/>
                <Label Grid.Row="1" Content="Age:"/>
                <TextBox Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="1" Width="80" Margin="5"
                         HorizontalAlignment="Left"/>
            </Grid>
        </TabItem>

        <TabItem Header="Zappa">
            <StackPanel>
                <Image Source="Zappa.jpg" Height="80" Margin="5"/>
                <Label Content="Composer and musician"
                       HorizontalAlignment="Center"/>
            </StackPanel>
        </TabItem>
    </TabControl>

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3 Responses to #896 – A TabControl Groups Content into a Series of Pages

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