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August 26, 2010

ASP.NET MVC tabs grouping and coloring

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — Sergey Vlasov @ 1:29 pm

I’ve created the MvcGroup add-in that groups ASP.NET MVC controller and view tabs near each other (a controller is placed before views). This add-in also adds IsController, IsView and GroupName properties that can be used to color MVC tabs by type and/or by group name. See the following two examples:

<Style TargetType="TabsStudio:Tab" BasedOn="{StaticResource DefaultTabStyle}">
  <Style.Triggers>
    <MultiTrigger>
      <MultiTrigger.Conditions>
        <Condition Property="TabsStudioMvcGroup:Properties.IsController" Value="True"/>
        <Condition Property="IsTabSelected" Value="False"/>
      </MultiTrigger.Conditions>
      <Setter Property="Background">
        <Setter.Value>
          <LinearGradientBrush StartPoint="0,0" EndPoint="0,1">
            <GradientStop Color="#F5F5F5" Offset="0"/>
            <GradientStop Color="#B0D0B0" Offset="1"/>
          </LinearGradientBrush>
        </Setter.Value>
      </Setter>
    </MultiTrigger>
    <MultiTrigger>
      <MultiTrigger.Conditions>
        <Condition Property="TabsStudioMvcGroup:Properties.IsView" Value="True"/>
        <Condition Property="IsTabSelected" Value="False"/>
      </MultiTrigger.Conditions>
      <Setter Property="Background">
        <Setter.Value>
          <LinearGradientBrush StartPoint="0,0" EndPoint="0,1">
            <GradientStop Color="#F5F5F5" Offset="0"/>
            <GradientStop Color="#B0B0D0" Offset="1"/>
          </LinearGradientBrush>
        </Setter.Value>
      </Setter>
    </MultiTrigger>
  </Style.Triggers>
</Style>
ASP.NET MVC tabs grouping and coloring by type

ASP.NET MVC tabs grouping and coloring by type

<Style TargetType="TabsStudio:Tab" BasedOn="{StaticResource DefaultTabStyle}">
  <Style.Triggers>
    <MultiTrigger>
      <MultiTrigger.Conditions>
        <Condition Property="TabsStudioMvcGroup:Properties.GroupName" Value="Account"/>
        <Condition Property="IsTabSelected" Value="False"/>
      </MultiTrigger.Conditions>
      <Setter Property="Background">
        <Setter.Value>
          <LinearGradientBrush StartPoint="0,0" EndPoint="0,1">
            <GradientStop Color="#F5F5F5" Offset="0"/>
            <GradientStop Color="#B0D0B0" Offset="1"/>
          </LinearGradientBrush>
        </Setter.Value>
      </Setter>
    </MultiTrigger>
    <MultiTrigger>
      <MultiTrigger.Conditions>
        <Condition Property="TabsStudioMvcGroup:Properties.GroupName" Value="Home"/>
        <Condition Property="IsTabSelected" Value="False"/>
      </MultiTrigger.Conditions>
      <Setter Property="Background">
        <Setter.Value>
          <LinearGradientBrush StartPoint="0,0" EndPoint="0,1">
            <GradientStop Color="#F5F5F5" Offset="0"/>
            <GradientStop Color="#B0B0D0" Offset="1"/>
          </LinearGradientBrush>
        </Setter.Value>
      </Setter>
    </MultiTrigger>
  </Style.Triggers>
</Style>
ASP.NET MVC tabs grouping and coloring by group name

ASP.NET MVC tabs grouping and coloring by group name

Download link: MvcGroup v1.0.0.

3 Comments

  1. This is awesome! Thanks very much!! Just what I wanted 🙂

    Comment by Mike Nelson — September 6, 2010 @ 2:44 pm

  2. Nice job. The colours look great but I can’t get it to group my controllers and views. I’m using the first style above.

    Comment by RossRoss — August 30, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

    • Ross,
      Do you have other Tabs Studio add-ins enabled? For example, Sorter takes priority in tabs ordering.
      Is this problem reproducible for you with a new ASP.NET MVC 2 Web Application project in Visual Studio 2010?

      Comment by Sergey Vlasov — August 31, 2011 @ 6:36 am


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