Now that we have created the tab page and developed the XML parsing code required to display data in the drop-down list, we can define the implementation details for displaying the tab page within a tab control. We will achieve this by creating a class called EmployeeTabControl, and Figure 20-12 shows the code required.

You can see from Figure 20-12 how little code is required in the EmployeeTabControl to create and display a tab control that consists of the EmployeeTabPage class. All that is required is implementation code to set the correct width and height, and then a call to the {add-pane} method with a declaration of the EmployeeTabPage class. Once this has been instantiated, we change the visible? property to false for ...

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