Tab Controls within a tab control RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible to use a tab control (with approximately 5 pages) within another tab control?

    Every time I try it, the controls appear on all the pages of the higher tab control, regardless of how carefully I select the specific tab control page on which I want to display the subordinate tab control.

    Perhaps this is just impermissible, but I'd like to know that.

    Thank you.

    Marj Weir

    Saturday, April 4, 2015 5:55 AM


  • No, that is not possible. A tab control is always placed on the form itself, it cannot be embedded in a tab page of another tab control.

    You can do the following, however:

    • Create a new form.
    • Set the Record Source of the form to the same as that of the form with the tab control.
    • Turn off record selectors, navigation buttons and scroll bars.
    • Place a tab control on the form and populate it.
    • Save the new form.
    • Place it as a subform within one of the tab pages of the tab control on the original form.
    • Make sure that the subform is linked to the main form by the primary key of the record source (in the Link Master Fields and Link Child Fields properties of the subform on the main form.

    Regards, Hans Vogelaar (http://www.eileenslounge.com)

    Saturday, April 4, 2015 10:38 AM