SftTabs/OCX 6.5

SftTabs/OCX 6.5 is an ActiveX tab control for Visual Basic 6.0 with 75 tab styles and many advanced features. It offers excellent performance and lots of features that you won't find in any other tab control.

For use with Visual Studio, please see our .NET control SftTabs/NET 6.0 and our control SftTabs/DLL 6.0 for C/C++.

 

Features

Need more power for your tab controls?  SftTabs/OCX can implement tabbed forms, Wizard style forms and you can even use it as a simple tab strip.

With its 75 basic tab styles, including dual-sided tab controls and notebook tabs, and the ability to customize each tab style extensively, the number of different looks is significant.

This is just one example of the 75 basic tab styles. And each can be further customized. Sample Tab Control

SftTabs/OCX supports Visual Basic 6.0. Even though it is an ActiveX control which conforms to the latest standards, it cannot be used with other control containers (such as Visual C++, Delphi, etc.) as these do not offer the required interfaces that our product requires for containment of controls within the tab control. It is possible to use the tab control without control containment in many other environments, however we only support this product when used with Visual Basic 6.0.

This ActiveX control is implemented using dual interfaces, resulting in excellent performance, yet, the control is small and doesn't require any additional DLLs (no MFC or other run-time DLLs).

  • Easy to use at design-time!  Add controls to each tab page at design time.  No need for messy run-time code to hide, show and disable controls.
  • Controls can be shared between tab pages
  • Many tab styles
  • Automatic tab distribution among rows or using auto-flow.
  • Windows themes support (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8)
  • Tab controls with or without client area
  • Extensive support for scrollable tabs, including button colors and graphics, button positioning, conditional buttons and more
  • MDI-style Close, Minimize and Restore buttons
  • OLE Drag & Drop support
  • visible and hidden tabs
  • Enabled and disabled tabs
  • Single or multiple tab rows
  • Definable indentation for multi-row tabs
  • Left/right margins for tab rows
  • Different color tabs and client area
  • Fully customizable icon or bitmap on each tab
  • Multi-line tab labels
  • Fixed or variable width tabs
  • Selectable tab label graphic, text alignment and positioning
  • Tab colors can change based on tab status
  • "Wizard"-style dialogs
  • ToolTips
  • Flyby highlighting
  • UNICODE support (Windows 2000 and up)

Using the property pages, designing a prototype can be done literally in minutes.

Property Pages

Complete online help and context sensitive help is available from each property page simply by double-clicking on the property description or by right-clicking on any property shown.

 

Samples

Sample Tab Control Sample Tab Control
   
Sample Tab Control  
 

Drag & Drop

SftTabs/OCX also supports OLE drag & drop. This is particularly useful if tab reordering is required which is easily implemented.

Tab Reordering

The Reorder sample included with the demo and the product shows how tab reordering is implemented in a scrollable tab control.

 

Easy To Use

SftTabs/OCX 6.5 is not only very easy to use. It also includes comprehensive documentation. And, SftTabs/OCX is also backed by our technical support by telephone and email. Product support requires a current annual support subscription (the first year is included in the product's purchase price).

 

Details

SftTabs/OCX is written in C and C++. About 30MB of disk space are needed to install the developer version of SftTabs/OCX, 1600KB for the OCX control only.  There are no additional run-time DLLs needed (no MFC DLLs). Of course, the OCX files included in SftTabs/OCX can be redistributed royalty-free with your application.

 

Programming

SftTabs/OCX supports Visual Basic (6.0) on Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 8.  It cannot be used with other control containers (such as Visual C++, Delphi, etc.) as these do not offer the required interfaces that our product requires for containment of controls within the tab control. It is possible to use the tab control without control containment in many other environments, however we only support this product when used with Visual Basic 6.0.

 

Documentation

We fully document our products and our online help is consistently rated the best product documentation by our users!  We are sure that you have seen the "documentation" included with other products.  Take a look at our help files that are included in the free product demo or check our web documentation (web documentation does not offer features available in the online help, such as indexing, searching, syntax filters, popups, etc.).

 

Free 30 Day Trial

To find out more about this product, download our product demo now. The demo includes working controls, so you can start using the controls today and test-drive them thoroughly in your application, before your purchase.

That's the good news. For the "not-so-good" news: If you like it, you will have to purchase the product to use it beyond the free 30 day trial. Of course, that's not all that terrible, considering all the features you'll get to use, along with the royalty-free distribution of the control with your completed end-user application.

And, don't forget, the product includes free support and all major updates for one entire year.

Please see our Product Overview page for included options and supported operating systems.

 

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