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Issue 8.3

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Basic RB Controls, Part 3

Working with TabPanel, PopupMenu, and BevelButton controls

Issue: 8.3 (March/April 2010)
Author: Marc Zeedar
Author Bio: Marc taught himself programming in high school when he bought his first computer but had no money for software. He's had fun learning ever since.
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I began this series discussing the RectControl parent object, and continued last time with an overview of some simple controls. Now we'll get into more complicated controls like the TabPanel and the BevelButton controls.

TabPanel and PagePanel

We've all seen tabpanels in various programs: they allow groups of controls to display within their own page (see Figure 1). Essentially there's a stack of pages, each with its own layout of controls, and only one page is displayed at a time. The user can click on a tabbed header (or some other interface control) to switch between pages.

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