Using the ASP.NET 2.0 MultiView Control

Tabs controls have become a very common user interface feature in both Windows and Web applications, and its not surprising. They provide a way to reuse screen real-estate in an easy-to-understand and easy-to-navigate way.

However, ASP.NET 2.0 doesn't provide a tab control. Instead, it provides something even better: the MultiView. A MultiView is essentially a non-visual control that provides a pallette where you can drop several View controls. A View control is another non-visual control where you can place your user interface controls. Think of a MultiView as the tab control and the Views as tabs within it. The difference is that there's no built-in way to switch from one View to another. You can create your own "tabs" using command buttons or use whatever user interface element fits your design.

In this video, Bill Hatfield demonstrates how to add a MultiView to a page and switch among its Views using command buttons to simulate tabs.



About the Author

Bill Hatfield

Bill Hatfield is the best-selling author of numerous books for developers, including ASP.NET For Dummies, Active Server Pages For Dummies (on Classic ASP) and Visual InterDev For Dummies. He is also the editor of Visual Studio .NET Developer, a monthly technical journal from Pinnacle. He's an experienced corporate trainer and works in Indianapolis, IN where he also co-founded the local .NET group, the Indianapolis .NET Developers Association.

Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

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  • Your email address will not be published.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

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • The first phase of API management was about realizing the business value of APIs. This next wave of API management enables the hyper-connected enterprise to drive and scale their businesses as API models become more complex and sophisticated. Today, real world product launches begin with an API program and strategy in mind. This API-first approach to development will only continue to increase, driven by an increasingly interconnected web of devices, organizations, and people. To support this rapid growth, …

  • Packaged application development teams frequently operate with limited testing environments due to time and labor constraints. By virtualizing the entire application stack, packaged application development teams can deliver business results faster, at higher quality, and with lower risk.

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

Latest Developer Headlines

RSS Feeds