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How to Add a Tab Control and Tab Item Controls to a Form in the Authoring Tool

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager

A Tab Control control, combined with Tab Item controls, is used for arranging visual content in tabular form in the System Center 2012 – Service Manager Authoring Tool. You can modify the properties of these controls to customize characteristics such as the appearance and layout. Typically, the Tab Control control is accompanied by several Tab Item controls that enable selection of individual items inside the Tab Control.

Use the following procedures to add a Tab Control control and Tab Item controls to a form.

To add a Tab Control control to a form

  1. Ensure that the Form Customization Toolbox pane is open and that the form that you want to customize is open in the authoring pane.

  2. Drag the Tab Control icon from the Form Customization Toolbox pane to the form. Click the Tab Control control on the form.

  3. Click any property in the Details pane to customize the properties of the Tab Control control.

  4. Click File, and then click Save All to save the custom form to a management pack.

To add a Tab Item control to a form

  1. Add a Tab Control control as described in the previous procedure, and then select it on the form.

  2. Drag the Tab Item icon from the Form Customization Toolbox pane, and drop it on the Tab Control control that it should be associated with.

  3. Right-click the Tab Item control, and then click Edit Content. Enter the text that you want to appear as the label on the Tab Item. Click any property in the Details pane to customize other properties of the Tab Item control.

  4. Click File, and then click Save All to save the custom form to a management pack.

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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