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To change the color of Tab control
 
Add this event handler
 
  1. DrawMode property to OwnerDrawFixed.
  2. Override the DrawItem event handler definition.
 
tabControl2.DrawItem += new DrawItemEventHandler(OnDrawItem);
 
 
step 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
private void OnDrawItem(object sender, DrawItemEventArgs e)
        {
           
            TabPage CurrentTab = tabControl2.TabPages[e.Index];
            Rectangle ItemRect = tabControl2.GetTabRect(e.Index);
            SolidBrush FillBrush = new SolidBrush(Color.Red);
            SolidBrush TextBrush = new SolidBrush(Color.White);
            StringFormat sf = new StringFormat();
            sf.Alignment = StringAlignment.Center;
            sf.LineAlignment = StringAlignment.Center;
 
            //If we are currently painting the Selected TabItem we'll
            //change the brush colors and inflate the rectangle.
            if (System.Convert.ToBoolean(e.State & DrawItemState.Selected))
            {
                FillBrush.Color = Color.PaleTurquoise;
                TextBrush.Color = Color.Red;
                ItemRect.Inflate(2, 2);
            }
 
            //Set up rotation for left and right aligned tabs
            if (tabControl2.Alignment == TabAlignment.Left || tabControl2.Alignment == TabAlignment.Right)
            {
                float RotateAngle = 90;
                if (tabControl2.Alignment == TabAlignment.Left)
                    RotateAngle = 270;
                PointF cp = new PointF(ItemRect.Left + (ItemRect.Width / 2), ItemRect.Top + (ItemRect.Height / 2));
                e.Graphics.TranslateTransform(cp.X, cp.Y);
                e.Graphics.RotateTransform(RotateAngle);
                ItemRect = new Rectangle(-(ItemRect.Height / 2), -(ItemRect.Width / 2), ItemRect.Height, ItemRect.Width);
            }
 
            //Next we'll paint the TabItem with our Fill Brush
            e.Graphics.FillRectangle(FillBrush, ItemRect);
 
            //Now draw the text.
            e.Graphics.DrawString(CurrentTab.Text, e.Font, TextBrush, (RectangleF)ItemRect, sf);
 
            //Reset any Graphics rotation
            e.Graphics.ResetTransform();
 
            //Finally, we should Dispose of our brushes.
            FillBrush.Dispose();
            TextBrush.Dispose();
        }
 
Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 11:34 PM Window Application | Back to top


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