SftTabs/DLL 6.0

SftTabs/DLL offers easy to use tab controls for 32-bit and 64-bit applications on Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Many tab styles are available, from simple single-row tab control to multi-row dual-sided and notebook-style tab control. Tab Control Sample



SftTabs/DLL is a DLL-based tab control for the Windows operating system for C and C++ application. Some of SftTabs/DLL's features include the following:

  • 75 tab styles
  • Tab Design Wizard Application
  • Add tabs to any type of window, and of course dialogs too
  • Single or multiple tab rows
  • Enabled/disabled tabs
  • Hidden tabs
  • Different color tabs (including gradient fill)
  • Themes support for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Built-in scroll buttons, Minimize, Restore and Close buttons
  • Transition effects
  • Background bitmaps and transparent controls
  • Icons or bitmaps on each tab
  • Single or multi-line tab labels
  • Selectable tab label text alignment (left, right, center)
  • Owner-draw tabs
  • "Wizard"-style dialogs
  • Tabbed dialogs and tabbed windows
  • Up to 16 rows of tabs
  • Up to 128 tabs per tab control 
  • Tab colors can change based on tab status
  • ToolTips
  • Flyby highlighting - as the mouse cursor moves over a tab, the tab text is underlined and displayed using a different text color
  • Tab colors can change based on tab status
  • Fixed or variable width tabs
  • Tab control with or without client area
  • Scrollable tabs
  • Conditional scroll buttons
  • User-customizable scroll button bitmaps
  • All icons/bitmaps fully customizable
  • C API
  • C++ classes for MFC
  • Callable DLL written in C
  • Optional static linking eliminating the DLL
  • Same API for Windows 98/ME and Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, 32-bit and 64-bit applications.
  • UNICODE support across all platforms

Screen Shots

Here are a few screen shots (from our demo).

Wizard Application used for quick Tab Control Design

Sample Tabbed Dialog

Sample Wizard Dialog



SftTabs/DLL is written in C. About 20 MB of disk space are needed to install the developer version of SftTabs/DLL.  The DLL is just 750KB (32-bit) and 1.1MB (x64).  There are no additional run-time DLLs needed (no MFC DLLs). Of course, the DLL files included in SftTabs/DLL can be redistributed royalty-free with your application.



SftTabs/DLL 6.0 supports 32-bit development using Visual C++ (6.0) and Visual Studio 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010 on Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

64-bit application development is also supported using Visual Studio 2005, 2008 and 2010.


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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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