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Skin form — Components tab — Layouts — Tabs

Styles set here apply to tabs. When you create a tab group in a layout, you can select a format in the Style format field in the Tab Group properties panel. Tabs in a harness container always use the Standard format.

You can specify values for text, border, background, height, and indentation of the following tab formats:

  • Standard — default format applied to all tab groups (tabs in a harness container, tabs in a section)
  • Sub — sub-tab format
  • Repeating — tabbed repeat layouts

You can also create custom tab formats and add them to tab groups within sections. Custom formats are not applicable to tabs in a harness container. Tabs in a harness container always use the Standard format.

A preview of the currently selected format displays to the right. You can also preview formats by clicking the Run icon in the toolbar and selecting one of the following preview options: Run Process, Open Portal, Harness Preview, UI Gallery Preview, Skin Preview. In the Skin Preview, click Tabs.

Use the same formatting

Use the same formatting for Active and Inactive headers Applies the same settings to active and inactive tab headers.

Clear this check box to define different styles for active and inactive tabs. Additional fields appear.

Text

Applies to the text of tab headers. If you cleared the Use the same formatting for Active and Inactive headers check box, define styles for Active Text and Inactive Text.

Use mixin
Mixin overrides
Click Add mixin override to override a style that is set by the mixin:
Font
Select the font family. The font family defaults to (use overall), which is the font that you specified in the Overall Font field at the top of the Mixins tab.
Font Size
Select the font size in pixels (px), points (pts), em (the current font size), or percentage (%).
Color
Enter a hexadecimal value (such as #3d3d3d), or click the box next to the field to choose a color.
Font Weight
Select a font weight from the list.
Text Decoration
Select a text decoration option from the list. For example: Underline. A blank selection indicates that no additional attributes are applied.
Transform Text
Select a text transformation option from the list. Ffor example: Lowercase. A blank selection indicates that no additional attributes are applied.
Additional styles
You can apply additional styles, specific to styling the text for this element, by specifying a CSS attribute and value. You must specify a CSS attribute that is related to text styles. Click Add additional styles to define another CSS attribute-value pair.
  • Additional styles — Apply additional styles, specific to styling the text for this element, by specifying a CSS attribute and value. You must specify a CSS attribute that is related to text styles. Click Add additional styles to define another CSS attribute-value pair.
Specify styles Select this check box to define a custom text format:
Font
Select the font family. The font family defaults to (use overall) , which is the font that you specified in the Overall Font field at the top of the Mixins tab.
Font Size
Select the font size in pixels (px), points (pts), em (the current font size), or percentage (%).
Color
Enter a hexadecimal value (such as #3d3d3d), or click the box next to the field to choose a color.
Font Weight
Select a font weight from the list.
Text Decoration
Select a text decoration option from the list, for example, Underline. The blank selection is the default selection for backward compatibility and indicates that no additional attributes are applied.
Transform Text
Select a text transformation option from the list, for example, Lowercase. The blank selection is the default selection for backward compatibility and indicates that no additional attributes are applied.

Border

Applies to the border of tab headers. If you cleared the Use the same formatting for Active and Inactive headers check box, define styles for Active Border and Inactive Border.

Use mixin

If desired, you can specify the Top , Left , Right , or Bottom border as none, solid, dashed, or dotted, rather than inheriting the style from the selected mixin.

Specify styles

You can specify a custom border by selecting or clearing the Apply to all sides check box:

  • When selected, you can choose the same border style, pixel width, and color for the top, right, bottom, and left borders.
  • When cleared, you can choose a border style, pixel width, and color for the top, right, bottom, and left borders individually.

The following border styles are available:

  • none
  • solid
  • dashed
  • dotted

Background

Applies to the background of tab headers. If you cleared the Use the same formatting for Active and Inactive headers check box, define styles for Active Background and Inactive Background.

Use mixin
Specify styles Select this check box to define a custom background:

Select the background Type:

none
Indicates no background color, similar to setting a transparent background.
solid
Enter a hexadecimal value (such as #3d3d3d), or click the box next to the Color field to choose a color.
gradient
Select the Direction in which you want to blend the background colors (horizontal or vertical. Specify the Start and Stop colors of the gradient. Specify a Backup color, in the event that the browser cannot render the gradient.
image
Select a background image by specifying the following options:
Background color
To use the background color specified in a mixin, choose obtained from mixin and then click the gear icon to select the mixin. Alternatively, you can select custom color and enter the CSS hexadecimal value or click the box next to the field to choose a color.
Location
Enter the location of the file, including the relative path. For example, images/AlphaCorpLogo.png.
Tile
Specify tile settings for the image.
  • If you want to use a single image, select None.
  • If you want a row of images in the background, select Horizontal.
  • If you want a column of images in the background, select Vertical.
  • If you want rows and columns containing the image in the background, select Both.
Position
Specify the placement of the starting tiled image, for example: top left.
Additional styles
You can apply additional styles, specific to styling the text for this element, by specifying a CSS attribute and value. You must specify a CSS attribute that is related to background styles. Click Add additional styles to define another CSS attribute-value pair.
  • Additional styles — Add additional styles, specific to styling the background for this element, by specifying a CSS Attribute and Value. Specify only CSS related to background styles. Click Add additional styles to define another CSS attribute-value pair. Click the Delete icon to remove an additional style.

Height

Height Specify the height of the tab by entering a value in pixels. This height applies to all tab positions and orientations.

Indent

Indent For formats other than Standard , specify the tab indent.

About rendering ten-part background images

Each tab that uses a ten-part background image is comprised of a left, middle, and right image. Variations of these images are used to differentiate a tab that is selected (active) or not selected (inactive). Expanding the width beyond the width of the image creates a space between it and the adjoining image. Reducing the pixel size cuts off the image at run time.

By default, the middle images (active or inactive) are tiled across the tabbed header and automatically sized to span the left and right images to equal a total width of 110 pixels. Use the Auto setting so that the width expands as text is entered in the tab.

Combinations of the tab images comprise a tab rendering based upon the position and focus of the tab. The three positions are:

  • The left-most tab in the array.
  • The middle tab between the left-most and right-most tabs.
  • The right-most tab in the array.

The examples below show the settings used for each tab position and its focus:

Left-most tab active

Middle tab active

Right-most tab active

To achieve an overlap effect, use an overlap image in the Left on Right Collapse and Right on Left. You can use the Image Library to search for standard overlap images (for instance, search on the word "overlap". Here is an example of a Left on Right Collapse overlap:

About rendering dual background images

Each tab that uses a dual background image is comprised of a Fixed (Left) and Stretched (Right) image. They display the active and inactive states in the same image and must be the same height. The Stretched (Right) image must be as wide as any text you enter into the tabs. Use the Auto setting to allow the width to expand with the text entered.

The Fixed (Left) and Stretched (Right) images should be from the same RuleSet and version.

The images you specify here apply to both Active and Inactive tabbed headers.

Skin rules

  • Create a custom tab format

    You can create custom tab formats that you can apply to tab groups within sections.

  • Applying a custom tab format
  • Section forms — Adding a Tab group
  • Harness and section forms — Adding a Tabbed Repeat layout
  • Component styles (custom style formats)

    Use the Component styles tab to define the presentation of components by creating custom style formats. After you define style formats, reference them on property panes for sections, harnesses, and controls.

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