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The example below is from the help file for _GUICtrlTab_Create.

I've being trying to fashion a simple tab panel without any lines or button-style tabs.  (I know how to do it by having actual buttons control the tab panel selections.)

I can't help thinking there must be a way using styles and extended styles.  But nothing I've tried gets rid of all the visual elements.

Thanks in advance for any help.


Au3 Tab Panel.png

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Instead of using buttons, use labels and you can use them like buttons when clicked on.

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Thanks for responding.

Yes, I misstated.  I have used labels in that exact way ... right after learning the true buttons come with their own set of visual "baggage", not the least of which is looking different in different OS versions.

Do you feel the label method is the best solution, rather that "detune" the true tab panel?


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After carefully reading the 20+ control styles for tab panels and then trying some combinations, I thought I'd found a standard choice that would work.

But it didn't quite work.  Does anyone know why $TCS_FOCUSNEVER still allows the current tab to be "framed"?

If I can turn that selection highlighting off, I'll have exactly what I need.


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