TabControl(Visual F#)

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TabControl is a control that can be used to organize information. It can be utilized as a good alternative to menustrip control. To Create a TabControl in Visual F#, use the folowing syntax:

let tabcontrolobjvariable=new TabControl()
For example:
let tabcontrol=new TabControl()
To add a page to your tab control, use the Create an object from the TabPage class using the following syntax:
Let tabpageobjvariable=new TabPage()
For example:
Let tabpage=new TabPage()
For a simple example on using TabControl, follow these steps:

1. Click Start>All Programs>Microsoft Visual Studio 2008>Microsoft Visual Studio 2008.
2. Click File>New>Project>Select Visual F# in the project types>Select F# application in the Visual Studio installed templates category.
3. Click the Project menu>Add reference>Click the .Net tab>Locate then double-click System.Windows.Forms. Do step 3 again and this time, select System.Drawing from the .Net tab.
4. Enter the following code after the line “// Learn more about F# at http://fsharp.net “:

// Learn more about F# at http://fsharp.net
//use the F# library
open System
//use the drawing classes
open System.Drawing
//specifies the location of the form class
open System.Windows.Forms
//specifies the font face and style
let ffont=new Font("Arial", 9.75F,FontStyle.Italic, GraphicsUnit.Point)
//creates a form
let tabform=new Form(Text="Use TabControl",StartPosition=FormStartPosition.CenterScreen,AutoScaleMode=AutoScaleMode.Font,ClientSize=new System.Drawing.Size(250,250),FormBorderStyle=FormBorderStyle.FixedSingle)
//creates a tab control set its TabSizeMode to fixed
let tabcontrol=new TabControl(SizeMode=TabSizeMode.Fixed,Location=new System.Drawing.Point(20, 20),Size=new System.Drawing.Size(214, 192))
//creates a new tab page
let page1=new TabPage(Text="First Tab",Cursor=Cursors.Hand)
//creates a new label
let page1label=new Label(Text="This is page1",Font=ffont,Location=new System.Drawing.Point(20, 20))
//creates another tab page
let page2=new TabPage(Text="Second Tab",Cursor=Cursors.Hand)
//creates another label
let page2label=new Label(Text="This is page2",Font=ffont,Location=new System.Drawing.Point(20, 20))
//adds the tabcontrol to our form
tabform.Controls.Add(tabcontrol)
//adds the tab pages to our tab control
tabcontrol.Controls.Add(page1)
//adds the label to the first page
page1.Controls.Add(page1label)
//adds the second page to our tab control
tabcontrol.Controls.Add(page2)
//adds the second label to our tab control
page2.Controls.Add(page2label)
tabform.Show()
//executes our application
Application.Run(tabform)

5. Click the run icon to execute your application. You should now see an output similar to the following screen shot:

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