The below was a suggestion from actual user of the application, regarding the hierarchical tabstrip.
I'm refering to the nested Tabstrips @ http://www.telerik.com/community/forums/thread/b311D-gahab.aspx
The hierarchical TabStrip occupies around 10% space on my form and there are other controls which populate the data related to the selected tab.
Now consider the screenshot of the form shown in above URL.
By just looking at the Tab Structure, i cannot know which tab has been selected. "Tab1", "Tab1.3" and "Tab1.3.1" all of them have same style and look to be selected.
I was not able to identify which tab has been selected by looking at the tab structure, unless i see the data that other controls on my form have populated. It would be great if we have 3 different styles for the hierarchical tabstrip rather than 2 styles as of now.
Style1 --> Not selected Ex: Tab2 in screenshot
Style2 --> Selected Ex: Tab1 in screenshot
Style3 --> Current Selected Ex: A new style with brighter color(maybe a background color) for the actual selected tab.
Say, i select(Click) Tab1, Tab1 should have Style3 and all childs of Tab1 should have Style1.
If I select "Tab1.3", Tab1 should have Style2 and Tab1.3 should have Style3 and rest all of them Style1.
If I select Tab1.3.1, Tab1 and Tab1.3 should have Style2, Tab1.3.1 should have Style3 and rest all Style1.
This would help a lot in the hierarchical TabStrip to distinguish between hierarchy and the selected tab.
I was looking if telerik would release an intermediate Beta version of Q1 2007 winforms, so that i can look at hierarchical Tabstrip.