How to: Add a Control to a Tab Page Using the Designer

The use of the Windows Forms TabControl is to display other controls in an organized fashion. You can use these instructions to display a picture on the main part of a tab page. For information about adding an icon to the label part of a tab page, see How to: Change the Appearance of the Windows Forms TabControl.

The following procedure requires a Windows Application project with a form containing a TabControl control. For information about setting up such a project, see How to: Create a Windows Application Project and How to: Add Controls to Windows Forms.


The dialog boxes and menu commands you see might differ from those described in Help depending on your active settings or edition. To change your settings, choose Import and Export Settings on the Tools menu. For more information, see Customizing Development Settings in Visual Studio.

To add a control using the designer

  1. Click the appropriate tab page so that it appears on top.

  2. Draw the control on the tab page.

See Also

TabControl Control
TabControl Control Overview
How to: Change the Appearance of the Windows Forms TabControl
How to: Disable Tab Pages
How to: Add and Remove Tabs with the Windows Forms TabControl