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I was wondering if anyone had any experience creating something similar to this...



I figured a screenshot was the surest way to convey what I wanted. I'm running visual studio 2005, and if you have any related experiences, or could offer any insight into creating this I'd much appreciate it.
    
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What exactly do you want to ask?
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What exactly do you want to ask?
I wanted to know if there was an easy way to duplicate this with visual studio's tab page control.
    
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Not really.
By default tabs do this:


Otherwise you could certainly add 26 Buttons into a FlowLayout Container -- all with .Text = "A" etc and set AutoSize=True and AutoSizeMode to GrowAndShrink
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While I didn't look in to extending the tab control you here's how I did it with buttons:


Code:
Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
      For intX As Integer = 0 To 25
         Dim btn As New Button
         btn.AutoSize = True
         btn.Margin = New Padding(0)
         btn.AutoSizeMode = Windows.Forms.AutoSizeMode.GrowAndShrink
         btn.Text = Chr(Asc("A") + intX)
         Me.FlowLayoutPanel1.Controls.Add(btn)
      Next
   End Sub
On the button clicks you could just show a different panel, or change your filter in your current view... your choice.
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