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TabControl style

Mar 18, 2010 at 3:21 PM

The styles for the TabControl do not make use of the ItemsPanel property of the control. The template manually places a TabPanel in the control and sets IsItemsHost=True. While this works, I see no reason why it is necessary to limit the flexibility of the style this way. I suggest changing the TabPanel element in the template to ItemsPresenter. This worked fine for me locally (haven't noticed any problems). I wanted a TabControl that stacked its items using a StackPanel (kind of like the navigation control in Outlook), so I needed to be able to change the ItemsPanel (without restyling the whole thing).