Xbasic

{TAB}

Syntax

{TAB= [ %Directives% ] Variable_Name [ ! Event_Name ] }{PANE= Description1 [ ? Condition1 ] } ... {PANE= Description2 [ ? Condition2 ] } ... {PANE= DescriptionN [ ? ConditionN ] } ... {ENDTAB}

Arguments

%Directives%

Character. Refer to Xdialog Language Directives and Operators.

Variable_Name

Character. A variable that is set to the name of the current tab. You can also control which tab has initial focus by setting the value of Variable_Name before the dialog is open.

Event_Name

Character. Optional. Refer to Event Syntax.

Description1 ... DescriptionN

Character. The labels (and the names) of the tab pages.

Condition1 ... ConditionN

Character. Optional. See Enabled Syntax.

Description

Tabbed dialogs allow you to organize your dialog into logical sections, and to pack a lot more information onto the dialog than a single dialog would allow.

Example 

The following script displays a dialog with a tab control:

dim a_card_type[100] as c
x = "American Express,Visa,Master Card,Discover"
a_card_type.initialize(comma_to_crlf(x))
dim a_expire_month[12] as c
x = "01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08,09,10,11,12"
a_expire_month.initialize(comma_to_crlf(x))
dim a_expire_year[10] as c
x = "2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009"
a_expire_year.initialize(comma_to_crlf(x))
page = "Billing"
result = ui_dlg_box("Title",<<%dlg%
{tab=page}
{pane=Billing}
{region}
First name:| .32firstname ;
Last name:| .32lastname ;
Address 1:| .32address1 ;
Address 2:| .32address2 ;
City:| .32City ;
State:| State ;
Zip:| Zip
{endregion};
{pane=Shipping}
{region}
First name:| .32firstname ;
Last name:| .32lastname ;
Address 1:| .32address1 ;
Address 2:| .32address2 ;
City:| .32City ;
State:| State ;
Zip:| Zip
{endregion};
{pane=Credit Card}
{region}
Card Type:| .32card_type^=a_card_type ;
Card Number:| .32card_number ;
Expiration:| .4expiry_month^=a_expire_month .5expiry_year^=a_expire_year ;
{endregion};
{endtab}|
{Region3}
 <10&OK>;
 <10&Cancel>
{Endregion3}
%dlg%)

Limitations

Desktop applications only

See Also