Maintain state in custom tabs RRS feed

  • Question


    I appears that custom tabs lose all state information as a users clicks thru different tabs. I'm our particular application we initialize an ActiveX control in a custom tab based on user selections. If a user clicks off our tab, onto a new tab, and then back on our tab, the control is closed and the user must reinitialize it.


    Is there a way to maintain state within a tab when it loses focus?


    Thursday, August 7, 2008 10:58 PM

All replies

  • Unfortunately any state logic needs to be written into the web application you are accessing since the tab does not have the capability to maintain this.

    Friday, August 8, 2008 1:01 PM

    The best solution I have found is to implement a fake tab framework, so MOC i socnfigured to have a single tab application, but you implement the same tab look inside your application.

    Using html frames you can then host seperate applications inside each tab in exactly the same way but you can keep things that require global scope in the main application.

    This also gives you a lot of control of the look and feel - allows you to change the size / colors etc of the tabs - change the navigation completely for example vertical tabs instead of horizontal.

    Friday, August 8, 2008 1:14 PM