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Containers allow you to insert one or more form(s) into a form. Three types of containers are available:

  • Tabpanel – Allows the insertion of two or more forms with visible tabs enabling users to switch from one form to another.
  • Tabless panel – Allows the insertion of two or more forms for which switching is done programatically. Tabless panels are often used for nested forms.
  • Split Pane – Only two forms can be inserted, and these are separated by a horizontal or vertical divider.

Containers can be added to a form using the Place Elements Wizards toolbar, the Palette, or the Solution Explorer.

Inserting a Container Using the Place Elements Toolbar

  1. Click on the appropriate container icon (split pane or tabpanel) on the toolbar.
  2. Select the form(s) you would like to insert from the tree list that appears.
  3. Move the container to your desired position on the form.

Inserting a Container from the Palette

  1. Click on the appropriate container icon (split pane, tabpanel, or tabless panel) in the Containers drawer of the Palette.
  2. Drag-drop or click-drop the container into your desired location on the Editor Area.
  3. When you are ready, add a form to the container by either:
    1. Clicking on the corresponding container type in the Place Elements Toolbar and using the wizard to add a form.
    2. Selecting a form from the Solution Explorer and dragging it into the existing container.

Placing a Form As a Tabpanel from Solution Explorer

  1. Select a form from Solution Explorer that you wish to place into a container into the active form.
  2. Drag-drop the selected form into the active form. A tabpanel containing the form will be created in the active form.
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