Once a tab is created, it can easily be
edited. Now when the developer goes to the Tabs in the Shared
Components, they will be presented with a graphical interface,
shown in Figure 11.33, to create more tabs and tab sets.
Figure 11.33 has two Add links. The one on
the long dark bar next to Reports is used to add more tabs to
the Easy Tab tab set. When clicked, it will start the wizard at
Step four outlined above. The Add on the upper right is to add
new parent tab sets. The Documents and Images tabs have been
added to the Reports tab set below.
Adding Tabs to a
After a tab set is created, it has to be
added to the page. The tab set can be added to the page during
the page creation. One step of the page creation will ask if
the developer wishes to use tabs and if so which tab to use on
To add the tab set to an existing page, the
developer must enter the Edit Attributes for the page. Once in
Edit Attributes, scroll down to the Display Attributes section.
In the Display Attributes section, use the
Standard Tab Set drop down list to specify which tab set to
use. Also, a Page template that supports tabs must be selected;
otherwise, the tabs will not appear. After the selections have
been made, click on Apply Changes.
When running the form now, the tab set will
be displayed. When the user clicks on the tabs, they will
navigate to the specified pages.
As noted before, parent tabs are containers
for standard tabs. The parents tab will contain entries which,
when selected, will show a standard tab. For example, one might
create a Parent Tab called Library. The Library tab set will
contain two tabs called Files and Data, respectively. When
clicked, the Files tab will navigate to the Easy Tab that has
already been created. The Data tab will navigate to another tab
set that has been created.