The issue here is easy.
Tabstrip + MultiPageView looks, plain and simple, crap. In other words, it looks NOTHING like a 'tab control'.
- The MultiPageView and TabStrip have a one pixel gap in between them.
- The MultiPageView needs to be able to have the borders (and the lack of a piece of border under the selected tab) as a 'real tab control' has.
- There is no padding at all in the PageViews, which needs to be done by hand.
- CSS is little help with the 'look like a REAL tab control' issue.
Example of how it looks in Telerik default:
How it should NOT look
Mock-up example of how it SHOULD look:
How it SHOULD look
Guess i just found the reason why most other ASP.NET control suites have an actual tab control, instead of some thrown together controls that do not work together properly.
The real issue here is, how the heck am I supposed to demonstrate a web app to a potential customer when it looks like crap?
Also, gigantic workarounds are not an option, after all you call your controls RAD, which stands for RAPID Application Development, not 'Massive Workaround Development'. If i wanted the latter, I'd be using Microsoft standard controls.
Once again, this sort of stuff can cost me a sale, customers are anal after all. In the end, if i do not make this sale, Telerik doesn't make a sale either.