Highlight the Active Page of a TabControl

Environment: VC6 SP4

Overview

In an application that sports TabControls with several rows of tabs, it can often be difficult for the user to distinguish which tab has focus. Therefore, this code will enable you to easily hilight the text of the active tab (see image above).

Usage

There are only two property page functions to implement (OnSetActive and OnKillActive)
BOOL CMyPage::OnSetActive() 
{
 CPropertySheet* pParent = (CPropertySheet*)this->GetParent();

 if (pParent)
 {
  if (pParent->GetTabControl())
  {
   short nActiveItem = pParent->GetPageIndex(this);
   pParent->GetTabControl()->HighlightItem(nActiveItem);
  }
 }   
 
 return CPropertyPage::OnSetActive();
}
BOOL CMyPage::OnKillActive() 
{
 CPropertySheet* pParent = (CPropertySheet*)this->GetParent();
 if (pParent)
 {
  if (pParent->GetTabControl())
  {
   short nActiveItem = pParent->GetPageIndex(this);
   pParent->GetTabControl()->HighlightItem(nActiveItem, FALSE);
  }
 }   

 return CPropertyPage::OnKillActive();
}

Downloads

Download demo project - 42 Kb


Comments

  • How do i change the title of the property page?

    Posted by Legacy on 02/06/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Simon Soosai

    I have 3 property pages. Title on the property page 3 is based on the selection of page 2. So how do i change the title of the property page 3?

    Reply
  • Change Highlight Colour?

    Posted by Legacy on 05/31/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Ramesh

    How do i change the highlight color?

    Reply
  • Thx

    Posted by Legacy on 12/07/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: coldrg

    Thanks author!

    coldrg
    ===========================================
    http://www.vistoolbox.com
    Boost windows with extra useful functions!
    ===========================================

    Reply
  • How do I read/write to the custom file properties

    Posted by Legacy on 09/10/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Jeremey Dobrzanski

    I need to read and write to the standard custom file properties page that MS Doc and 3dsmax files have.
    If you pull up the properties on a word doc file and go to the custom tab, you'll know what I am talking about. This seems to be a standard tab that applications can had to their files but I can find documentation on it anywere. Is there some API for creating these tabs and reading/writing to the properties? Thanks

    Reply
  • hmm... he gives a warning

    Posted by Legacy on 08/07/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Sebastian

    I've installed SP5 and he gives me a warning.
    
    I've changed a line into:
    short nActiveItem = (short)(pParent->GetPageIndex(this));
    (In KillActive and SetActive of course...)

    Reply
  • Got it!

    Posted by Legacy on 06/12/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Umut

    Thanks for your work. I found what I been looking for.

    Reply
  • It works perfectly, but...

    Posted by Legacy on 06/10/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Sebastian

    ...can anyone tell me how i can change the highlight color into different colors?

    Reply
  • Question

    Posted by Legacy on 05/28/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: mrv

    Great work.
    How do i control the position of the PAGES in the Sheet??
    Say i want to to start them from 100,100 from the parent.??
    Any idea. Need this in Wizard style.
    Help me.

    Thanks
    mrv

    Reply
  • Great

    Posted by Legacy on 05/25/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Peter O'Connor

    You are to be highly commended for such fantastic work.

    Reply
Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • The impact of a data loss event can be significant. Real-time data is essential to remaining competitive. Many companies can no longer afford to rely on a truck arriving each day to take backup tapes offsite. For most companies, a cloud backup and recovery solution will eliminate, or significantly reduce, IT resources related to the mundane task of backup and allow your resources to be redeployed to more strategic projects. The cloud - can now be comfortable for you – with 100% recovery from anywhere all …

  • Instead of only managing projects organizations do need to manage value! "Doing the right things" and "doing things right" are the essential ingredients for successful software and systems delivery. Unfortunately, with distributed delivery spanning multiple disciplines, geographies and time zones, many organizations struggle with teams working in silos, broken lines of communication, lack of collaboration, inadequate traceability, and poor project visibility. This often results in organizations "doing the …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

Latest Developer Headlines

RSS Feeds