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  • Image of the tab pane
  • Associating an image with the tab pane
  • Background color/Background image of tabs
  • Formats of images
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Overview
To optimize the appearance of your screens, WINDEV, WEBDEV and WINDEV Mobile allows you to use images or colors in your Tab controls. Some examples:
  • Image associated with the caption of tab pane. This image is displayed beside the caption of the tab. Example:
  • Image of the tab pane: This image is used to redefine the color and shape of tab pane. Example:
  • Color of tab border. Example:
Remarks:
  • WINDEV To use a "Transparent" tab, simply select "Transparent" for the background of the outside border ("Style" tab of the control description, "Outside border").
  • You can also modify the appearance of the tabs by modifying display mode of tabs.
Image associated with the caption of tab pane
The image associated with the caption of tab pane is displayed beside the tab caption.
WINDEV To associate an image with the caption of tab pane:
  1. Open the tab description.
  2. In the "General" tab, select the desired pane in the list of panes on the left.
  3. The description of the selected pane appears in the area on the right.
  4. Select the image that will be displayed beside the caption via the Drop-down button button:
    • The "Browse" option is used to select a file accessible from your computer. You have the ability to specify the number of states for the image.
    • The "Catalog" option is used to select an image in the image catalog.
  5. Validate.
Image of the tab pane
The image associated with the tab pane replaces the existing tab pane. This gives you the ability to redefine the shape and color of the tab pane.
The image associated with the tab pane must contain two drawings:
  • the drawing corresponding to the normal status of the pane
  • the drawing corresponding to the pressed status of the pane
The drawings must be organized in the following order:
  • WINDEV Drawing of pressed status then drawing of normal status.
Caution: If the pane is displayed vertically, the image of the pane must be vertical.
Special case: image of 3-image panes
In this case, the image of the panes will be automatically divided into 3 images by WINDEV/WEBDEV.
The dividing rule is as follows:
  • the image is divided into three sections
  • section 1 corresponds to the left area
  • section 3 corresponds to the right area
  • section 2 corresponds to the middle area. The size of this section is equal to 16 pixels. If the tab pane is proportional to the caption, this section will be repeated as many times as necessary to contain the caption.
Remark: If the part 2 of your image is less than 16 pixels, you should not use a tab pane proportional to the caption and you should include (if necessary) the additional images and the caption in the image.
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Associating an image with the tab pane

To associate an image with the tab pane:
  1. Open the tab description.
  2. In the "Style" tab, select the "Images of panes" element. Expand the "Images of panes" button and select the paths corresponding to the paths of the images that will be used for the tab panes. Several images may be required according to the position of the tab pane and according to its display mode.
  3. If necessary:
    • Check "Image of panes with three images".
    • WINDEV Specify the number of steps in the animation.
      Linux These options are not available in Linux.
  4. Validate.
Background color/Background image of tabs
WINDEV To modify the background color of tabs (also called external border), simply modify the style of tabs ("Style" tab in the description window). The element whose style must be modified is "External Border".
  • The "Background color" option is used to define the background color of all the tab panes. You have the ability to choose a "Transparent" color.
  • The "Border" option is used to define the background image for all the tab panes.
Remark: The style allows you to customize several parameters of the tabs.
Formats of images
WINDEV The following image formats are supported in Windows:
  • Bitmap (*.BMP)
  • Graphics Interchange Format (*.gif)
  • Joint Picture Experts Group (*.jpg ; *.jpeg)
  • Kodak Photo CD (*.pcd)
  • PaintBrush (*.pcx)
  • Adobe Photoshop Format (*.psd)
  • TrueVision TARGA (*.tga)
  • Tagged Image File Format (*.tif ; *.tiff)
    Remark: the "tiled tiff" option of tiff 6.0 standard is not supported. In this case, we advise you to save the image in tiff 5.0 standard.
  • Portable Network Graphics (*.png)
  • Windows MetaFiles (*.emf ; *.wmf)
  • Icons (*.ico ; *.icw)
    Versions 22 and later
    Remarks:
    • HQ display (High Quality) available.
    • Management of sheets in transparent BMP format (32 bits).
    New in version 22
    Remarks:
    • HQ display (High Quality) available.
    • Management of sheets in transparent BMP format (32 bits).
    Remarks:
    • HQ display (High Quality) available.
    • Management of sheets in transparent BMP format (32 bits).
  • Cursors (*.cur)
  • Portable Document Format (*.pdf)
  • Versions 15 and later
    Scalable Vector Graphics (*.svg)
    New in version 15
    Scalable Vector Graphics (*.svg)
    Scalable Vector Graphics (*.svg)
  • Versions 22 and later
    WINDEV images (generated by the image editor, *.WDPIC).
    New in version 22
    WINDEV images (generated by the image editor, *.WDPIC).
    WINDEV images (generated by the image editor, *.WDPIC).
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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