Online Documentation for SQL Manager for SQL server

Page controls

Use the Page controls section of the Visual options dialog to customize the style of all SQL Manager page controls.


Visual Options - Page controls



Tabs are visual elements of tab controls. Their purpose is to identify pages and switch between them. Once a tab is clicked, the corresponding page is selected.

Pages are container controls that represent the contents of tab controls. Tab controls contain a single page, whose context is to be updated each time the selected tab changes. Page controls contain the number of pages equal to the number of tabs.


Tab style

Use the drop-down list to select the painting style that will be applied to the tab controls:

Tabs (tabs are painted as notebook tabs)

Buttons (the selected tab is painted as a pressed button, other tabs are painted as released buttons)

Flat (tabs are painted as notebook tabs, but appear lowered slightly)


CheckBox Hot track

This option specifies whether tab captions are highlighted when the mouse pointer hovers over tabs. Select this option to enable tab highlighting.


CheckBox Multiline pages

This option specifies whether tabs are arranged across several rows.

If this option is enabled, tabs are automatically arranged into the minimum number of rows required to fit all of them. If this option is disabled, tabs are displayed within a single row.


CheckBox Native style

This option determines whether the native Windows style will be applied to the tab controls.

The option has the highest priority for the tab controls. If this option is selected, the tabs are painted according to the native Windows style, regardless of other painting settings.


Note: The Native style option is currently supported for the Windows® XP operating system only.


Options of the Slants group allow you to apply the Slanted painting style to tabs and specify the appearance aspects (positions) of tab slants.


CheckBox Slants

If this option is enabled, the Slanted painting style is applied to a tab control: all tabs appear slanted, and the selected tab's top edge is highlighted.


Slants kind

Specify the positions (sides) at which the tabs are bent by slants.

RadioButton Cut corner (top right/left corners of tabs are cut)

RadioButton Slant (right/left sides of tabs are slanted)


Slants Positions

Specify the positions (sides) at which the tabs are bent by slants.

RadioButton Left (slants bend left sides of the tabs)

RadioButton Right (slants bend right sides of the tabs)