Add Tabs at the Bottom, Left, and Right Sides of Your Microsoft Access Forms
Microsoft Access has a tab control but it only shows tabs on the top.
The Tab control in Total Access Components lets you position tabs at
the top, bottom, left, and right sides. These enhanced tabs make it easy
to place tabs where it's most intuitive and useful for your MS Access form.
If the tabs are placed on the sides, the text is automatically rotated.
Tabs Along the Bottom
Easily add tabs below your tab pages.
Tabs Along the Left Side
Vertical orientation displays rotated text in each tab:
Tabs Along the Right Side
Use tabs like separators in a physical binder:
Use the Tab Control with the Built-in Access Tab
For simplicity, you can use the Total Access Components Tab Control
with the built-in tab control in Access. If you already have your tab
pages designed but want to have the tabs not on the top, simply set your
Access tab's Style property to None. This removes the tabs from your tab
control, but the pages remain.
Insert the Total Access Components Tab Control on your form and set
its orientation to what you want (bottom, right, or left). Then size and
position it next to your existing tab, and set the tab captions and
values to your original tab.
When the user clicks on the Total Access Components tab, the OnChange
event fires and you can add a line of code to assign the Access tab to
the same value to display the corresponding page.
Alternatively, you may want to use a single subform and assign a
different source object for each tab page.
Using the Tab Control
These options are available for customizing the tab control:
- Location (top, left, right, or bottom)
- Tab Style
- Caption for each tab page
The Tab has an OnChange event that fires when the user clicks on a
new tab. Write the code you need to handle the selection.