I am trying to not hack around this design issue I have where I have multiple subclassed container controls with custom controls --> I then have a class.method that I am passing the reference to specific container control (with its super as a container control) --> I want the method’s parameter to be generic to support any other subclassed container controls. It obviously doesn’t work since I have to specify the exact subclassed container type I want to pass. Hopefully this makes sense and is there a design pattern to accomplish this?
Here is a pic of the container (its embedded to the window under the tabCanvas.Height: This for example is the generalTab_Container with it’s super as a ContainerControl.
Same with the other container control: securityTab_Container with its super as a ContainerControl:
I want to do it the right way this time as I probably will open source my tab project since the one open project by Alex Restrepo is way aged and clunky looking. This tab project im using for our paid software is based on the Bootstrap nav control.
FWIW this is how I have structured the code to create a new tab for example:
// GLOBAL CONTROL SETTINGS Me.backColor = kEditProfileGrayBackColor Me.borderColor = &c979797 Me.mouseOverTabBorderColor = &cC7C7C7 Me.borderWidthDbl = 1.0 Me.tabFixedWidthDbl = 86 Me.tabFixedHeightDbl = Me.Height Me.displayModeInt = 0 Me.firstTabIndentInt = 20 // CREATE NEW GENERAL TAB Var genTabItem As New tabClass("General") genTabItem.tabActiveColor = &cFFFFFF genTabItem.tabColor = &cF7F7F7 genTabItem.tabTextActiveColor = &c857C7D genTabItem.tabTextColor = &c6388B0 genTabItem.tabHoverTextColor = &c534D4E genTabItem.tabTextFontSizeInt = 15 genTabItem.tabTextFontStr = "Heiti TC" Me.addTab(genTabItem) // ATTACH CONTAINER TO TAB Var attachGenTabX As Double = 0 Var attachGenTabY As Double = Me.Top + Me.Height Var myGentabParentWindow As Window = Self genTabItem.attachContainer(generalTabContainer, Self, attachGenTabX, attachGenTabY)
Thanks in advance!