Hierarchical TabStrip Styling - distinguish hierarchy from Selected Tab

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  1. Mukunda Manoj
    Mukunda Manoj avatar
    35 posts
    Member since:
    Apr 2006

    Posted 12 Mar 2007 Link to this post

    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.

  2. Vassil Petev
    Vassil Petev avatar
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    Posted 12 Mar 2007 Link to this post

    Hi Mukunda,

    Thank you for the suggestion - we will have it in mind when we start on the hierarchial tabstrip feature, although you can always customize the theme to provide this functionality. Please, review the HELP manual on how you cam customize and create new themes.

    the telerik team
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