Property Sheets: Overview

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A property sheet, also known as a tab dialog box, is a dialog box that contains property pages. Each page contains controls, is based on a dialog template resource, and appears on a “tab,” an enclosure that looks like a file folder with a tab at the top. The tab names the page and indicates its purpose. Users click a tab in the property sheet to select a set of controls.

Use pages to group the controls in the property sheet into meaningful sets. The containing property sheet normally has several controls of its own. These apply to all pages.

For example, several dialog boxes in the development environment are property sheets, including the Options dialog box.

Property sheets are based on class . Property pages are based on class .

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