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WORKING WITH THE NATIVE ACCESS TAB CONTROL

Now it's time to check out a great feature that was new in Access 97—the native Tab control. Past versions of Access, from version 2 on, have had Tab ActiveX controls to use. Tabbed forms are very attractive and add a new dimension to your application. They allow you to display multiple pages of information without using either multiple forms or command buttons to switch between pages.

Some solutions have been provided by ActiveX control solutions, one of which, the TabStrip control, is mentioned in Chapter 14, “Programming for Power with ActiveX Controls.” The problems with the ActiveX solutions provided thus far are that

  • They need to be included with the application when distributing them.

  • They take ...

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