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  • Add a new class to your project and paste the code shown below.  Build.  You can now drop the control from the top of the toolbox onto your form.  At design time, the control looks like a regular TabControl.  At run-time, you only see the pages.  Use the SelectedIndex property to step through the pages.

    using System;
    using System.Windows.Forms;

    public class WizardPages : TabControl {
      protected override void WndProc(ref Message m) {
        // Hide tabs by trapping the TCM_ADJUSTRECT message
        if (m.Msg == 0x1328 && !DesignMode) m.Result = (IntPtr)1;
        else base.WndProc(ref m);
      }
    }
    Wednesday, April 25, 2007 12:26 PM
    Moderator

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  • Hi :

    Do you means switch form one tab to another to create a wizard?

    for tabs control, you can find some samples in follow link

    http://www.dotnetrix.co.uk/tabcontrols.html

    Wednesday, April 25, 2007 8:03 AM
  • No I'm trying to use tabs as wizard page, how I can hide table pager.

    Or Is there any wizard control?
    Wednesday, April 25, 2007 11:50 AM
  • Add a new class to your project and paste the code shown below.  Build.  You can now drop the control from the top of the toolbox onto your form.  At design time, the control looks like a regular TabControl.  At run-time, you only see the pages.  Use the SelectedIndex property to step through the pages.

    using System;
    using System.Windows.Forms;

    public class WizardPages : TabControl {
      protected override void WndProc(ref Message m) {
        // Hide tabs by trapping the TCM_ADJUSTRECT message
        if (m.Msg == 0x1328 && !DesignMode) m.Result = (IntPtr)1;
        else base.WndProc(ref m);
      }
    }
    Wednesday, April 25, 2007 12:26 PM
    Moderator
  • I tried pasting this code, building, adding a tab control, and running, but it didn't work - the tab buttons still showed.  Why?

    Thanks so much.

     

    Thursday, August 2, 2007 4:49 PM
  • Did you add a TabControl or did you add WizardPages?  It's on the top of the toolbox.
    Thursday, August 2, 2007 5:07 PM
    Moderator
  • Oops!  Now I get it.  Thanks so much!

     

    Thursday, August 2, 2007 5:29 PM
  • That works great! Any suggestions of what actions needed to make it work through IE as aciveX? Standard TabControl works fine as activeX. 

    Thanks in advance
    Tuesday, November 6, 2007 2:38 PM
  • I followed some examples to do the above in vb.net, but when I drag and drop the control

    on my form in vs2005 and build I get and error message "type " myproject.WizardPages "is not defined"

    When I click on the error it brings me to the xx.Designer.vb where I see the following >>

    me.WizardPages1 = New myproject.WizardPages  

    If I remove myproject or add global.project it fixes the problem ,

    but every time I mod the form the same thing re-appears over and over again !!!

    Did I miss something ???  Is there some magic way to permanently fix this problem ???

    What is the correct way to use project.class widgets in vb.net ????

    I have tried to use various combinations of import statements , but to no avail

    Wednesday, December 24, 2008 12:58 AM
  • Hi,

    This works great. But there is a small bug if there are multiple tabs for this wizard and the width of the wizard is widely enough to handle all tab headers. Then there are two buttons like: << >> How can we also make these two buttons invisible in this case?

    Thanks in advance.
    Sunday, November 1, 2009 7:33 PM
  • nobugz,

    I like this solution, it's handy, with minimal overhead, and eliminates the need to introduce a third party library for a wizard control.
    I'm having a problem though.  I add a class (WizardPages.cs), copy/paste, build successfully, but the control does not appear anywhere
    in the toolbox. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong, can you advise? Your help is appreciated.  Cheers.
    Thursday, November 12, 2009 12:44 AM
  • Add a new class to your project and paste the code shown below.  Build.  You can now drop the control from the top of the toolbox onto your form.  At design time, the control looks like a regular TabControl.  At run-time, you only see the pages.  Use the SelectedIndex property to step through the pages.

    using System;
    using System.Windows.Forms;

    public class WizardPages : TabControl {
      protected override void WndProc(ref Message m) {
        // Hide tabs by trapping the TCM_ADJUSTRECT message
        if (m.Msg == 0x1328 && !DesignMode) m.Result = (IntPtr)1;
        else base.WndProc(ref m);
      }
    }

     I've tried it and it works.
    Thursday, January 13, 2011 9:08 AM
  • An alternative could unclude a reference to your .Classes namespace:

    using System;
    using System.Windows.Forms;
    
    namespace YourProjectName.Classes
    {
        public class WizardPages : TabControl
        {
            protected override void WndProc(ref Message m)
            {
                // Hide tabs by trapping the TCM_ADJUSTRECT message
                if (m.Msg == 0x1328 && !DesignMode) m.Result = (IntPtr)1;
                else base.WndProc(ref m);
            }
        }
    }
    

     


    Dominik Ras mintol1@poczta.onet.pl
    Saturday, November 12, 2011 4:15 AM
  • Hi, I would like to make some additions to this solution.

    The override of WndProc works perfectly and hides the tab headers from the TabControl. But the user can still use the shortcut Ctrl+Tab to navigate between the tabs. To prevent this, insert the following code bellow the WndProc code:

    bool blockTabChange = true;

    protected override void OnSelecting(TabControlCancelEventArgs e)
    {
       if (!DesignMode)
          e.Cancel = blockTabChange;
    }

    Since we want the user to navigate a WizardPage by hitting Back/Next buttons, we can create the methods to handle it:

    public void NextPage()
    {
       blockTabChange = false;
       SelectedIndex = ++SelectedIndex;
       blockTabChange = true;
    }

    public void PriorPage()
    {
       blockTabChange = false;
       SelectedIndex = --SelectedIndex;
       blockTabChange = true;
    }

    If you want, you can implement something like MoveToPage(), but Next and Prior worked for me.

    Friday, June 22, 2012 4:58 PM
  • To make the solution complete, you also need to preset (or constantly keep) TabStop = false otherwise you can observe stopping at one invisible location when you are pressing Tab key.

    Example:

    public New() : base()
    {
    // prevents control focus moved by Tab from stopping at invisible position (in tab strip)base.TabStop = false;
     }

    public object TabStop {
    get { return false; }
    }

    • Edited by Miroxlav Monday, August 31, 2015 9:54 PM
    Monday, August 31, 2015 9:21 PM
  • Doesn't work on Visual Studio Community 2015

    message: Failed to load toolbox item 'WizardPages'. It will be removed from the toolbox.

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:11 AM