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.

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