220.127.116.11 Oct 09, 2017
*NEW: Display a placeholder for missing icons, images in HTML captions.
*Added: The Key parameter of the HTMLPicture property is case insensitive, so you can display the picture using the insensitive key. For instance, <img>picA</img> is equivalent with <img>pica</img>, or <img>PICA</img> and so on.
*Added: The HTML caption shows a missing image placeholder for images whose source is missing. The missing placeholder displays the index of the icon being missing, or the key of the HTML picture being missing.
*Added: The Version property includes the SpecialBuild number of the assembly so it provides information like Major.Minor.Build.Revison.SpecialBuild.Type...
18.104.22.168 May 15, 2017
*Fixed: Prevents a memory leak when loading icons, pictures, from BASE64 encoded strings (Images method, HTMLPicture picture).
*Fixed: A GPF occurs if the application is started from design mode ( demo / evaluation / trial version only )
22.214.171.124 Mar 06, 2017
*Added: exontrol.EXTABLib.extab.RuntimeKey property
*Fixed: Removes the reference/dependency to System.Design, from exontrol.extab.dl, so it can be used on /NET Framework Profile Client.
*Fixed: The Visual Studion 2015 freezes if the user removes the extab component, in design mode ( /NET version ).
126.96.36.199 Jan 20, 2017
*Added: The CustomStyle property returns or sets a string expression that indicates the control's custom style as a file name to a ETB file, or encoded BASE64 string of the ETB file. For instance, the CustomStyle = "C:\Program Files\Exontrol\ExTab\Sample\ETB\xp.etb" changes the tab's appearance to xp.etb style.
*Added: exChrome new style
*Fixed: The Focus/Normal page get shown in the same place in the internal WYSIWYG ETB editor.
188.8.131.52 Dec 12, 2016
*NEW: /NET Version
*Added: ExETB tool to create, edit or view any ETB file ( TAB skin files )
*Added: Multiple improvements to the TABBuilder object
*Fixed: Prevents showing the control's view in design mode, while running on FORTH system ( /COM version )
184.108.40.206 Oc 03, 2016
*Added: DPI-Aware Support
*Added: The Handle parameter of Images method can be a string that specifies the ICO file to be loaded. The ICO file format is an image file format for computer icons in Microsoft Windows. ICO files contain one or more small images at multiple sizes and color depths, such that they may be scaled appropriately. For instance, Images("e:\working\sync.ico") method adds the sync.ico file to the control's Images collection.
*Added: The X, Y, CX, CY fields of the object that composes the EBT file, supports DPI values, if the number is followed by a D character. For instance, if the DPI scaling is 100%, the 16d is 16, while for a 150% DPI scaling, the 16d is 24.
10.0.0.1 Sep 25, 2014
*Added: 64-bit support
for /COM version
*Fixed: The element's tooltip is not shown if the user hovers again the object, if previously its tooltip was automatically hidden by elapsing the time specified by the ToolTipPopDelay property.
*Fixed: The show message is shown on the debugger ( dbgview ), when the tooltip is about to be shown.
220.127.116.11 May 12, 2014
*NEW: Windows 8.1 64-bit compatibility
*Added: The /COM 64-bit version is compatible with Microsoft Office Applications: Excel 2013, Access 2013,...
*Fixed: "Visual C++ Runtime Error!" occurs if using the <fgcolor> or <bgcolor> with no indicating the color. Correct is <fgcolor RRGGBB>, instead <fgcolor>
18.104.22.168 Oct 23, 2013
*NEW: Support for EBN 1002 version.
*Added: The EBN 1002 allows using skin objects with horizontal, vertical stretch and colorable/not-colorable parts of the EBNs.
*Added: The HTML tags are case insensitive, so the < b > is equivalent with < B >
22.214.171.124 Jul 15, 2013
*Added: ShowToolTip method shows programatically the control's tooltip.
*Added: Ability to use and show a custom tooltip using the ShowToolTip property even if any of the mouse buttons is pressed or not.
*Fixed: Prevents showing the tooltip's shadow if the current theme is applied on the tooltip
126.96.36.199 May 06, 2013
*Added: The Template or ExecuteTemplate properties may contain several commands separated by ; not only cariage returns. For instance the Template = "dim p;p=CreateObject(`Exontrol.Print`);p.PrintExt=Me;p.Preview()" calls the exontrol's eXPrint to open the contrl's print and print preview.
*Added: The /COM version can be dropped to the eXPropertiesList control as an object.
*Fixed: The pages of the control can not display array of controls.
*Fixed: Removes the tooltip's shadow if time to show the tooltip is less than 250 ms, as on Windows 7, the tooltip may be displayed slower.
188.8.131.52 Mar 25, 2013
*NEW: Subscript and Superscript implementation in HTML captions, using the <off> HTML tag
*Added: < off >, < /off > built-in HTML tags defines the vertical offset to display the element, relative to the current position. This tag is inheritable. The <off pixels>, where, pixels indicates the vertical offset to be applied ). For instance, the following text displays a text with Subscript and Superscript such as: "Text <off 4>with subscript</off> <off -4>and superscript</off> support"
*Added: The <fgcolor=0000FF> and <fgcolor FF>, or <bgcolor=00FF00> and <bgcolor FF00>, so no = or full 6 hexa-digits are required to define the color to be applied
*Fixed: The <font> HTML tag is not overwritten when using inside another <font> tag
*Fixed: The parts of the line with different fonts in the HTML caption are vertically aligned ( instead aligning to the font's baseline ) if the line displays a picture or an icon using the <img> HTML tag.
184.108.40.206 Nov 14, 2012
*Added: Increases the performance of parsing HTML captions.
*Fixed: In MS Access, the control loses its data once the Visible property is set on False or when the control is hosted to a tab control, and user changes the pages.
*Fixed: Changing the ShowImageList property in design mode fails, if the component is hosted in a VC++ 2005, 2008 and 2010 application ( available for /COM only ).
*Fixed: On terminal-servers (citrix), CPU-consumption varying from 1-4%, if multiple instances of the control is opened in the same time ( Exontrol.CommentWindow )
220.127.116.11 Aug 16, 2012
*NEW: New text decorations support for HTML captions, like outlined characters, shadow, ....
*Added: <gra>, </gra> built-in HTML tags define a gradient text ( the <gra> supports color, mode and blending, like <gra rrggbb;mode;blend>, where, rr/gg/bb represents the red/green/blue values of the ending color, 808080 if missing as gray, mode a value between 0 and 4, 1 if missing, and blend 0 or 1, 0 if missing )
*Added: <out>, </out> built-in HTML tags define a text to show with outlined characters ( the <out> supports color and width, like <out rrggbb;width>, where rr/gg/bb represents the red/green/blue values of the outline color, 808080 if missing as gray, width indicates the size of outline, 1 if missing.
*Added: <sha>, </sha> built-in HTML tags define a text with a shadow ( the <sha> supports color, width and offset, like <out rrggbb;width;offset>, where rr/gg/bb represents the red/green/blue values of the shadow color, 808080 if missing as gray, width indicates the size of shadow, 4 if missing, and offset indicates the offset from the origin to display the text's shadow, 2 if missing.
18.104.22.168 Nov 16, 2011
*Added: Shows the pictures in the pages as grayed, if the Page.Enabled property is False ( HTMLPicture property )
*Added: The < c > HTML tag centers the line. Similar with < r > HTML tag.
*Fixed: Ignores the ending HTML tags, if they are not used previously ( for instance, the < /b > is not displayed in the sequence "ABC< /b >" )
*Fixed: The control's tooltip does not display the icons or images.
22.214.171.124 Oct 05, 2011
*NEW: Inheritance for HTML attributes on multiple line ( for instance, the < b > is inherited on multiple lines, until the < /b > tag is found)
*NEW: The < font > or < img > can change the height of the HTML line, so HTML captions can display lines with different heights.
*Added: The HTML captions allow using not-nested elements to be used. (for instance the sequence "< b >1< s >23< /b >4< /s>" displays 123 in bold while the 234 are shown in strikeout )
*Fixed: Extra characters are inserted in the next line if the breaking element is a picture that does not fit the current line.
126.96.36.199 Aug 15, 2011
*NEW: PNG support for picture properties.
*Added: PNG, TIFF, EXIF or WMF image format support.
*Added: Updates the control's tooltip's visual appearance according to the current visual theme.
*Added: The caption of the page displays & if the caption includes &&, while &a displays an underlined a ( mnemonics )
188.8.131.52 Mar 30, 2011
*NEW: Ability to display a HTML text on the pages part of the control ( with no pages, the control may acts as an frame control ).
*Added: Caption property specifies the HTML text to be displayed on the pages part of the control.
*Added: Alignment property specifies horizontal and vertical alignment of the caption to be shown.
184.108.40.206 Aug 03, 2010
*NEW: Ability to change the parameters passed by reference of the control's events for environments that does not support events with parameters by reference, such as uniPaas 1.5 (formerly known as eDeveloper), DBase, and so on
*Added: EventParam() property accesses a specified parameter of the current event. This property has effect only during an event, and can be used to change or retrieve a specified parameter of the current event
*Added: EventParam(-1) retrieves the number of parameters that can be accessed.
220.127.116.11 Apr 19, 2010
*Added: Compatible with the Data Execution Prevention (DEP). (SpecialBuild:5000)
*Fixed: The application fails if clicking the control's spin when control displays multiple pages.
*Fixed: The path to load pictures from, is limited to 127 characters.
*Fixed: The IDE flickers when the component is placed on a form, due ShowImageList property that creates a hidden top-most window, to store the icons.
18.104.22.168 Oct 19, 2009
*Added: The Load method may load etb files from BASE64 encoded strings.
*Added: The Template feature supports hexa values being specified using format 0x prefix.
*Fixed: The MDI form requires an extra click to activate it, once a modeless dialog is closed. The dialog contains a VB6 UserControl that hosts the control. ATL3.0 BUG
22.214.171.124 August 22, 2007
*Added: Multiple improvements in selecting picture panel, in builder, including zooming.
*Fixed: Accessing the Template page fails in design mode, for .COM environments
126.96.36.199 July 10, 2007
*NEW: Ability to use the control in .NET forms.
*Added: CContainer property specifies the container that hosts the controls being displayed in the pages of the control.
*Added: Page.Controls property. Specifies the list of controls in the page when the environment doesn't support ISimpleFrameSite interface.
*Added: LeftPictureRoot property specifies the indent of the picture on the root object.
*Added: TopPictureRoot property specifies the indent of the picture on the root object.
188.8.131.52 April 20, 2007
*Added: Adds more accurate icons when you drag files to the control's images panel
*Added: <font face;size> built-in HTML tag that specifies the font and the size to draw a portion of text until </font> is found.
*Added: ExecuteTemplate property retrieves a Variant value, instead of a String, so it can returns Objects too.
*Added: ToolTipFont property specifies the tooltip's font.
*Added: ToolTipWidth property specifies the width of the tooltip, in pixels.
*Fixed: Tab characters display square characters.
184.108.40.206 December 29, 2006
*NEW: Ability to load and display custom size pictures to HTML captions.
*Added: Displays the pages in design mode, for enviroments like eDeveloper or Visual C++.
*Added: HTMLPicture property. Adds or replaces a picture being used in the HTML captions.
*Added: <img> built-in tag supports pictures. For instance, the <img>pic1</img> displays the pic1 picture being loaded using the HTMLPicture("pic1")
220.127.116.11 November 20, 2006
*NEW: The Template supports CreateObject method to create new objects. This feature can be used by programming environments ( such as eDeveloper ) that do not accept working with particular objects.
*Added: ExecuteTemplate property, runs a template and retrieves a value of the variable in the template.
*Added: The "Add Picture From Clipboard" option of the control's Builder adds a picture from the clipboard to the properties browser, so it can be used in the current object.
18.104.22.168 July 31, 2006
*Added: Page.Controls property. Specifies the list if controls in the page when the environment doesn't support ISimpleFrameSite interface.
*Added: MS Access sample
22.214.171.124 April 10, 2006
*NEW: The Template supports calling multiple properties in the same line using the . (dot) separator. For instance, the 'Pages.Add("Page 1",1).Image = 1' statement adds a new page to the control.
*Fixed: when a webpage with eXthe Tab control embedded is opened in Internet Explorer running Google Toolbar, it causes the IE to shut down.
126.96.36.199 March 10, 2006
*NEW: Ability to insert icons anywhere in the page's caption
*Added: Improvements to the Template editor.
188.8.131.52 December 17, 2005
*NEW: Ability to scroll the pages.
*Added: AllowSroll property. Specifies whether the control displays or hides the scroll buttons.
*Added: Improvements to Template editor
184.108.40.206 May 04, 2005
*Added: Ability to host the exTab inside the VB UserControl, by implementing the ICLeft property
220.127.116.11 February 02, 2005
*Added: Support for ALT keys.
*Added: The KeyCode parameter of KeyDown, KeyUp events passed by reference.
*Added: The KeyAscii parameter of KeyPress event passed by reference.
*Fixed: Small adjustment for the XP style, when TabAutoResize property is True.
18.104.22.168 November 08, 2004
*Added: VB\UNICODE sample
22.214.171.124 April 30, 2004
*NEW: Ability to display the hierarchy of objects that composes a skin in the control's WYSWYG designer.
126.96.36.199 January 15, 2004
*NEW: Ability to load the control's Images collection using BASE64 encoded strings.
*Added: The Images method supports BASE64 encoded strings that holds a list of icons.
188.8.131.52 December 02, 2003
*Fixed: The MS Access fails to close a form when it contains an exTab instance.
184.108.40.206 October 01, 2003
*Added: By default, The ShowImageList property is False.
220.127.116.11 June 30, 2003
*Added: SelectEnablePageIfDisable property. Specifies a value that indicates whether the control selects an enabled page if the focused page is disabled.
*Added: Popup method. Floats the tab control to a popup window.
*Added: PopupVisible Property. Specifies whether the floating TAB control is visible or hidden.
*Added: ClosePopup Property. Closes the floating TAB control.
*Added: IsPopup Property. Specifies whether the TAB control is hosted by a popup window.
18.104.22.168 June 23, 2003
*Added: TabAutoResize property. Specifies whether the pages are auto arranged to fit the control's client area.
22.214.171.124 June 17, 2003
*NEW: Multiple HTML lines Tooltip support.
*Added: Page.Enabled property. Enables or disables a page.
*Added: Page.ToolTip property. Specifies the description of the page's tooltip.
*Added: Page.ToolTipTitle property. Specifies the title of the page's tooltip.
*Added: ToolTipDelay property. Specifies the time in ms that passes before the ToolTip appears.
*Added: ToolTipPopDelay property. Specifies the period in ms of time the ToolTip remains visible if the mouse pointer is stationary within a control.
126.96.36.199 April 13, 2003
*Fixed: Tooltip window size.
*Chang: The tooltip's delay before showing up sets to 500 mili seconds.
188.8.131.52 January 29, 2003
*Fixed: The label control is not displayed if it is contained by the control.
184.108.40.206 January 27, 2003
*Added: TabStyleEnum.exRound2 new style.
220.127.116.11 January 24, 2003
* Initial Release