Notebook Tab control

Use this control to add a tab to an existing notebook. Navigate to each page of the notebook by selecting its tab.

Click to the right of the last tab on the notebook to open the notebook's properties. Click the notebook tab and then the blank area below the tab to open the notebook tab's properties.

Best practices

Forms with tabs should include a header section which is not part of the tab. This header should include important description information about the record. For example, incident records should show, at a minimum, the incident number.

To place a tab on a notebook, click Notebook tab and then click the notebook.
Be sure to put the name of the database field or variable that you want to associate with this control into the Input property.

Property Usage
Name Specify a unique identifier for the object on the screen. (Optional)

This name is used by external applications, such as RAD, to dynamically change the properties of the object.
X Specify the object’s horizontal position based on the left edge of the object.
Y Specify the object’s vertical position based on the top edge of the object.
Width Specify the width of the object in alignment grid units.
Height Specify the height of the object in alignment grid units.
Visible Select this option to make the object visible on the form. Clear the check box to hide the object from view on the form.
Visible Condition Specify an expression to override the Visible property when that expression evaluates to true.
Tab Stop Specify the tab sort order for this field. By default, the TAB key navigates the focus on a form from top to bottom and left to right. Objects that have a non-zero Tab Stop are visited first, in ascending order. For a button, file, radio button or check box, you will almost always use the default of 0.

Related concepts

Form creation
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Setting properties
Enabling HTML in forms
Forms Designer best practices
Building accessible forms

Related tasks

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Create a form using the Form Wizard
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Related references

Notebook control
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