I've built several user/custom controls in the effort of saving space on my UI main screen. Slide in/Sliode out, collapsable controls save a lot of space on the screen for Art/Design programs.
My nightmare is that I hit the same wall every time. I can't get a control to activate in design time the way that a Tab Control does. One of the controls in question is a vertical tab control that slides offscreen to the left, except for the selecton tabs. This saves a lot of space on screen when the controls are not in use. Simply sliding the mouse to the left edge of screen brings the master panel out, or clicking one of the tabs brings that panel out. My curse is that I have to pull each sub panel off the master panel to expand it, and add controlls to it, then I have to collapse it through the properties window before replacing it in the master panel again. What a pain!
I need some help with understanding how to get this master panel to act like a tab control in the designer. Then I can add individual controls with great ease. ANY help is GREATLY appreciated !!!