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Ajax TabContainer example to create multiple tabs/panels in asp.net

Introduction: In this article i will explain with example how to use Ajax Tab Container control to create multi tabs on a single page. E.g . here in this example i will create multiple panels/tabs for Contact us form, Business enquiry form and Feedback form.

Ajax TabContainer control example in asp.net
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Description: In previous articles i explained How to Drag & drop to upload multiple files using AjaxFileUpload like Facebook in asp.net and Ajax CascadingDropDown example in asp.net to Fill DropDownList with Countries,states and cities and Ajax ModalPopupExtender example to open login form in popup window in asp.net and Ajax Accordion example to create Vertical DropDown menu.
In this article i have created 3 different forms on a single page with the help of Ajax tab container control. I have also implemented the JavaScript function to show/display guideline instruction in each field in the popup box whenever you mouse hover on any text box as you can see in the demo.I have also implemented validation on the fields on each form on the tab.


Implementation:  Let's create an application to see the it working as shown in the demo image above.
  •  First of all create a style sheet to give the styles to the Ajax Tab Container control that we are going to create. So to add style sheet in the website go to website menu and click Add New item.. -> Select StyleSheet.css and leave the name as it is (i.e. Stylesheet.css)
  • In the Stylesheet.css paste the following and save the file.
.ajax__tab_xp
.tabsize{font-size:13px; padding:0px 15px; }
.ajax__tab_outer{background:none !important;  padding-right: 2px !important;}
.ajax__tab_inner{background:none !important; padding-left:0px !important;}

.ajax__tab_xp .ajax__tab_tab{border-left: 1px solid #999999;
    border-right: 1px solid #999999;
    border-top: 1px solid #999999;
    -webkit-border-radius:3px 3px 0px 0px; -moz-border-radius: 3px 3px 0px 0px;
                             border-radius:3px 3px 0px 0px; font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;
                         
                           height: 16px !important;
                            padding:2px 0px !important;
    color:#fff;
    border-bottom-style: none;
    border-bottom-color: inherit;
    border-bottom-width: 0px;
   
background: #f97502  !important; /* Old browsers */
background: -moz-linear-gradient(top,  #f97502 2%, #efa25f 100%)  !important; /* FF3.6+ */
background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(2%,#f97502), color-stop(100%,#efa25f))  !important; /* Chrome,Safari4+ */
background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top,  #f97502 2%,#efa25f 100%)  !important; /* Chrome10+,Safari5.1+ */
background: -o-linear-gradient(top,  #f97502 2%,#efa25f 100%)  !important; /* Opera 11.10+ */
background: -ms-linear-gradient(top,  #f97502 2%,#efa25f 100%)  !important; /* IE10+ */
background: linear-gradient(to bottom,  #f97502 2%,#efa25f 100%)  !important; /* W3C */
}

.ajax__tab_xp .ajax__tab_active .ajax__tab_tab{background:#fff !important; color:#000 !important; /* SVG fallback(Opera 11.10-, IE9) */
background: url(data:image/svg+xml;base64,PHN2ZyB4bWxucz0iaHR0cDovL3d3dy53My5vcmcvMjAwMC9zdmciPjxkZWZzPjxsaW5lYXJHcmFkaWVudCBpZD0iZ3JhZGllbnQiIHgxPSIwJSIgeTE9IjAlIiB4Mj0iMCUiIHkyPSIxMDAlIj48c3RvcCBvZmZzZXQ9IjAlIiBzdHlsZT0ic3RvcC1jb2xvcjpyZ2JhKDI1NSwyNTUsMjU1LDEpOyIgLz48c3RvcCBvZmZzZXQ9IjEwMCUiIHN0eWxlPSJzdG9wLWNvbG9yOnJnYmEoMjQxLDI0MSwyNDEsMSk7IiAvPjwvbGluZWFyR3JhZGllbnQ+PC9kZWZzPjxyZWN0IGZpbGw9InVybCgjZ3JhZGllbnQpIiBoZWlnaHQ9IjEwMCUiIHdpZHRoPSIxMDAlIiAvPjwvc3ZnPg==);

/* Opera 11.10+ */
background: -o-linear-gradient(top, rgba(255,255,255,1), rgba(250, 230, 188, 1));

/* Firefox 3.6+ */
background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, rgba(255,255,255,1), rgba(250, 230, 188, 1));

/* Chrome 7+ & Safari 5.03+ */
background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0, rgba(255,255,255,1)), color-stop(1, rgba(250, 230, 188, 1)));

/* IE5.5 - IE7 */
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Gradient(GradientType=0,StartColorStr=#FFFFFFFF,EndColorStr=#FFF1F1F1);

/* IE8 */
-ms-filter: "progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Gradient(GradientType=0,StartColorStr=#FFFFFFFF,EndColorStr=#FFF1F1F1)"}

#loginllink{float:right; padding-right:30px;}
#loginlink a{position:relative; top:5px;}

.ajax__tab_xp .ajax__tab_body {
font-family: verdana,tahoma,helvetica;
font-size: 10pt;

border: 1px solid #999999;
border-top: 0;
padding: 8px;
background-color: rgba(250, 230, 188, 1) !important;
/* SVG fallback(Opera 11.10-, IE9) */
background: url(data:image/svg+xml;base64,PHN2ZyB4bWxucz0iaHR0cDovL3d3dy53My5vcmcvMjAwMC9zdmciPjxkZWZzPjxsaW5lYXJHcmFkaWVudCBpZD0iZ3JhZGllbnQiIHgxPSIwJSIgeTE9IjAlIiB4Mj0iMCUiIHkyPSIxMDAlIj48c3RvcCBvZmZzZXQ9IjAlIiBzdHlsZT0ic3RvcC1jb2xvcjpyZ2JhKDI1NSwyNTUsMjU1LDEpOyIgLz48c3RvcCBvZmZzZXQ9IjEwMCUiIHN0eWxlPSJzdG9wLWNvbG9yOnJnYmEoMjQxLDI0MSwyNDEsMSk7IiAvPjwvbGluZWFyR3JhZGllbnQ+PC9kZWZzPjxyZWN0IGZpbGw9InVybCgjZ3JhZGllbnQpIiBoZWlnaHQ9IjEwMCUiIHdpZHRoPSIxMDAlIiAvPjwvc3ZnPg==);

/* Opera 11.10+ */
background: -o-linear-gradient(top, rgba(255,255,255,1), rgba(250, 230, 188, 1));

/* Firefox 3.6+ */
background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, rgba(255,255,255,1), rgba(250, 230, 188, 1));

/* Chrome 7+ & Safari 5.03+ */
background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0, rgba(255,255,255,1)), color-stop(1, rgba(250, 230, 188, 1)));

/* IE5.5 - IE7 */
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Gradient(GradientType=0,StartColorStr=#FFFFFFFF,EndColorStr=#FFF1F1F1);

/* IE8 */
-ms-filter: "progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Gradient(GradientType=0,StartColorStr=#FFFFFFFF,EndColorStr=#FFF1F1F1)"
}
.txt
{
    font-size: 13px;
    font-family: arial;
    color:#555;
}
.input:Hover
 {
    border-right: #3300ff 1px solid;
    border-top: #3300ff 1px solid;
    font-size: 13px;
    background-color: #FDF3DE;
    border-left: #3300ff 1px solid;
    border-bottom: #3300ff 1px solid;
    font-family: arial;
    height: 15px;
    width: 170px;
}
.input
 {
    border: 1px solid #999;
    font-size: 13px;
    color:#555;
    font-family: arial;
    height: 15px;
    width: 170px;
    margin-bottom: 0px;
}

Source Code
  • In the <Head> tag of the design page (.aspx) add the reference to the style sheet. Also create the JavaScript function to show instruction guidelines in pop up while hovering mouse on the text boxes.

    <link href="StyleSheet.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

      <%--    validation popup guideline starts--%>
<style type="text/css">
#hintbox{ /*CSS for pop up hint box */
position:absolute;
top: 0;
background-color: #F08421;
width: 150px; /*Default width of hint.*/
padding: 3px;
border:1px solid black;
font:normal 11px Verdana;
line-height:18px;
z-index:100;
border-right: 3px solid black;
border-bottom: 3px solid black;
visibility: hidden;
color:#ffffff
}

.hintanchor{ /*CSS for link that shows hint onmouseover*/
font-weight: bold;
color: navy;
margin: 3px 8px;
}
</style>

<script type="text/javascript">
    var horizontal_offset = "9px" //horizontal offset of hint box from anchor link
    /////No further editting needed
    var vertical_offset = "0" //horizontal offset of hint box from anchor link. No need to change.
    var ie = document.all
    var ns6 = document.getElementById && !document.all

    function getposOffset(what, offsettype) {
        var totaloffset = (offsettype == "left") ? what.offsetLeft : what.offsetTop;
        var parentEl = what.offsetParent;
        while (parentEl != null) {
            totaloffset = (offsettype == "left") ? totaloffset + parentEl.offsetLeft : totaloffset + parentEl.offsetTop;
            parentEl = parentEl.offsetParent;
        }
        return totaloffset;
    }

    function iecompattest() {
        return (document.compatMode && document.compatMode != "BackCompat") ? document.documentElement : document.body
    }

    function clearbrowseredge(obj, whichedge) {
        var edgeoffset = (whichedge == "rightedge") ? parseInt(horizontal_offset) * -1 : parseInt(vertical_offset) * -1
        if (whichedge == "rightedge") {
            var windowedge = ie && !window.opera ? iecompattest().scrollLeft + iecompattest().clientWidth - 30 : window.pageXOffset + window.innerWidth - 40
            dropmenuobj.contentmeasure = dropmenuobj.offsetWidth
            if (windowedge - dropmenuobj.x < dropmenuobj.contentmeasure)
                edgeoffset = dropmenuobj.contentmeasure + obj.offsetWidth + parseInt(horizontal_offset)
        }
        else {
            var windowedge = ie && !window.opera ? iecompattest().scrollTop + iecompattest().clientHeight - 15 : window.pageYOffset + window.innerHeight - 18
            dropmenuobj.contentmeasure = dropmenuobj.offsetHeight
            if (windowedge - dropmenuobj.y < dropmenuobj.contentmeasure)
                edgeoffset = dropmenuobj.contentmeasure - obj.offsetHeight
        }
        return edgeoffset
    }

    function showhint(menucontents, obj, e, tipwidth) {
        if ((ie || ns6) && document.getElementById("hintbox")) {
            dropmenuobj = document.getElementById("hintbox")
            dropmenuobj.innerHTML = menucontents
            dropmenuobj.style.left = dropmenuobj.style.top = -500
            if (tipwidth != "") {
                dropmenuobj.widthobj = dropmenuobj.style
                dropmenuobj.widthobj.width = tipwidth
            }
            dropmenuobj.x = getposOffset(obj, "left")
            dropmenuobj.y = getposOffset(obj, "top")
            dropmenuobj.style.left = dropmenuobj.x - clearbrowseredge(obj, "rightedge") + obj.offsetWidth + "px"
            dropmenuobj.style.top = dropmenuobj.y - clearbrowseredge(obj, "bottomedge") + "px"
            dropmenuobj.style.visibility = "visible"
            obj.onmouseout = hidetip
        }
    }

    function hidetip(e) {
        dropmenuobj.style.visibility = "hidden"
        dropmenuobj.style.left = "-500px"
    }

    function createhintbox() {
        var divblock = document.createElement("div")
        divblock.setAttribute("id", "hintbox")
        document.body.appendChild(divblock)
    }

    if (window.addEventListener)
        window.addEventListener("load", createhintbox, false)
    else if (window.attachEvent)
        window.attachEvent("onload", createhintbox)
    else if (document.getElementById)
        window.onload = createhintbox
</script>
<%--validation popup guideline ends--%>

  • In the <Form> tag of the design page (.aspx) place ScriptManager from the AJAX Extension category of the Visual Studio's Toolbox. Also place TabContainer control from the AjaxControlToolkit and design the page as:
<div>   
     <asp:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager1" runat="server">
            </asp:ScriptManager>
        <asp:TabContainer ID="TabContainer1" runat="server" ActiveTabIndex="0"
                width="500px">
            <asp:TabPanel runat="server" ID="TabPanel1">
            <HeaderTemplate>
            <div class="tabsize">Contact Us</div>
            </HeaderTemplate>         
            <ContentTemplate>            
 <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="2" width="100%" class="txt">
 <div class="txt">You may call us at 0123456789 or email us at <a href="mailto:yourid@domain.com">
         yourid@domain.com.</a> to make enquiry or for any other assistance.</div>
 <br />
 <br />
                        <tr>
                            <td align="left" nowrap="nowrap" style="width:15%; height: 11px;">
                                Name:<asp:Label ID="Label1" runat="server" ForeColor="Red" Text="*"></asp:Label></td>
                            <td align="left" style="color: #000000; width:15%; height: 11px;">
                                <asp:TextBox ID="txtName" runat="server" CssClass="input" ValidationGroup="ContactUsTab" onFocus="showhint('Please enter your Name e.g. pankaj sharma', this, event, '150px')" onMouseover="showhint('Please enter your Name e.g. pankaj sharma', this, event, '150px')"></asp:TextBox>
                                 <br /><asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="RFVCom" runat="server"
                                    ControlToValidate="txtName" Display="Dynamic" ForeColor="Red"
                                    SetFocusOnError="True" ErrorMessage="Please enter your Name"
                                    ValidationGroup="ContactUsTab"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator>
                                </td>                          
                        </tr>        
                        <tr>
                            <td align="left">
                                Address:</td>
                            <td align="left">
                                <asp:TextBox ID="txtAddress" runat="server" CssClass="input" ValidationGroup="ContactUsTab" onFocus="showhint('Please enter your address', this, event, '150px')" onMouseover="showhint('Please enter your address', this, event, '150px')"></asp:TextBox>                           
                                </td>
                        </tr>       
                        <tr>
                            <td align="left">
                                Phone:<asp:Label ID="Label4" runat="server" ForeColor="Red" Text="*"></asp:Label></td>
                            <td align="left">
                                <asp:TextBox ID="txtPhone" runat="server" CssClass="input" ValidationGroup="ContactUsTab" onFocus="showhint('Please enter your valid mobile or landline number', this, event, '150px')" onMouseover="showhint('Please enter your valid mobile or landline number', this, event, '150px')"></asp:TextBox>
                                <br /><asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="RFVPhone" runat="server"
                                    ControlToValidate="txtPhone" Display="Dynamic" ForeColor="Red"
                                    SetFocusOnError="True" ErrorMessage="Please enter your phone"
                                    ValidationGroup="ContactUsTab"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator>
                                </td>
                        </tr> 
                        <tr>
                            <td align="left">
                                City:<asp:Label ID="Label5" runat="server" ForeColor="Red" Text="*"></asp:Label></td>
                            <td align="left">
                                <asp:TextBox ID="txtCity" runat="server" CssClass="input" ValidationGroup="ContactUsTab" onFocus="showhint('Please enter your city e.g panchkula', this, event, '150px')" onMouseover="showhint('Please enter your city e.g panchkula', this, event, '150px')"></asp:TextBox>
                                <br /><asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="RFVCity" runat="server"
                                    ControlToValidate="txtCity" Display="Dynamic" ForeColor="Red"
                                    SetFocusOnError="True" ErrorMessage="Please enter your city"
                                    ValidationGroup="ContactUsTab"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator>
                                </td>
                        </tr>  
                        <tr>
                            <td align="left">
                                State<asp:Label ID="Label6" runat="server" ForeColor="Red" Text="*"></asp:Label></td>
                            <td align="left">
                                <asp:TextBox ID="txtState" runat="server" CssClass="input" ValidationGroup="ContactUsTab" onFocus="showhint('Please enter your state e.g haryana', this, event, '150px')" onMouseover="showhint('Please enter your state e.g haryana', this, event, '150px')"></asp:TextBox>
                                <br /><asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="RFVState" runat="server"
                                    ControlToValidate="txtState" Display="Dynamic" ForeColor="Red"
                                    SetFocusOnError="True" ErrorMessage="Please enter your state"
                                    ValidationGroup="ContactUsTab"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator></td>
                        </tr>  
                        <tr>
                            <td align="left">
                                Email ID:<asp:Label ID="Label8" runat="server" ForeColor="Red" Text="*"></asp:Label></td>
                            <td align="left">
                                <asp:TextBox ID="txtEmailId" runat="server" CssClass="input" ValidationGroup="ContactUsTab" onFocus="showhint('Please enter valid email id in correct format e.g example@yahoo.com', this, event, '150px')" onMouseover="showhint('Please enter valid email id in correct format e.g example@yahoo.com', this, event, '150px')"></asp:TextBox>
                                <br /> <asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="RFVEmail" runat="server"
                                    ControlToValidate="txtEmailId" Display="Dynamic" ForeColor="Red"
                                    SetFocusOnError="True" ErrorMessage="Please enter Email id"
                                    ValidationGroup="ContactUsTab"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator>
                                <asp:RegularExpressionValidator ID="rgvEmail" runat="server"
                                    ControlToValidate="txtEmailId" ErrorMessage="Please enter valid email id"
                                    Display="Dynamic"  ForeColor="Red" SetFocusOnError="True"
                                    ValidationExpression="\w+([-+.']\w+)*@\w+([-.]\w+)*\.\w+([-.]\w+)*"
                                    ValidationGroup="ContactUsTab"></asp:RegularExpressionValidator></td>
                        </tr>     
                        <tr>
                            <td align="left">
                                Message:<asp:Label ID="Label9" runat="server" ForeColor="Red" Text="*"></asp:Label></td>
                            <td align="left">
                                <asp:TextBox ID="txtComments" runat="server" CssClass="inputMulti" TextMode="MultiLine" Width="300px" ValidationGroup="ContactUsTab" Rows="6" onFocus="showhint('Please enter your message/comments', this, event, '150px')" onMouseover="showhint('Please enter your message/comments', this, event, '150px')"></asp:TextBox>
                                <br /><asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="RFVComm" runat="server"
                                    ControlToValidate="txtComments" Display="Dynamic" ForeColor="Red"
                                    SetFocusOnError="True" ErrorMessage="Please enter message"
                                    ValidationGroup="ContactUsTab"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator></td>
                        </tr>   
                        <tr align="center">
                            <td>
                            </td>
                            <td align="left">                              
                                <asp:Button ID="btnSubmitContactUsForm" runat="server" Text="Submit"
                                    ValidationGroup="ContactUsTab" onclick="btnSubmitContactUsForm_Click"></asp:Button>
                                </td>
                        </tr>                       
                 </table>     
           </ContentTemplate>
            </asp:TabPanel>
             <asp:TabPanel runat="server" ID="TabPanel2">    
             <HeaderTemplate>
            <div class="tabsize">Business Enquiry</div>
            </HeaderTemplate>      
            <ContentTemplate> 
  <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="2" width="100%" class="txt">
  <div class="txt">     
          If you&#39;re interested in partnering with our company, please fill the form below.
      </div>
  <br />
  <br />
                        <tr>
                            <td align="left" nowrap="nowrap" style="width:15%; height: 11px;">
                                Name:<asp:Label ID="Label3" runat="server" ForeColor="Red" Text="*"></asp:Label></td>
                            <td align="left" style="color: #000000; width:15%; height: 11px;">
                                <asp:TextBox ID="txtNameB" runat="server" CssClass="input" ValidationGroup="BusinessTab" onFocus="showhint('Please enter your name e.g. pankaj sharma', this, event, '150px')" onMouseover="showhint('Please enter your name e.g. pankaj sharma', this, event, '150px')"></asp:TextBox>
                                <br />  <asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="rfvNameB" runat="server" ControlToValidate="txtNameB"
                                     Display="Dynamic" ForeColor="Red" SetFocusOnError="true" ErrorMessage="Please enter your Name" ValidationGroup="BusinessTab"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator>
                                </td>                           
                        </tr>      
                        <tr>
                            <td align="left">
                                Organisation/Company:</td>
                            <td align="left">
                                <asp:TextBox ID="txtOrg" runat="server" CssClass="input" onFocus="showhint('Please enter your organisation/Company name', this, event, '150px')" onMouseover="showhint('Please enter your organisation/Company name', this, event, '150px')"></asp:TextBox></td>
                        </tr>       
                        <tr>
                            <td align="left">
                                Nature of Business :<asp:Label ID="Label7" runat="server" ForeColor="Red" Text="*"></asp:Label></td>
                            <td align="left">
                                <asp:TextBox ID="txtBusiness" runat="server" CssClass="input" ValidationGroup="BusinessTab" onFocus="showhint('Please enter your nature of business', this, event, '150px')" onMouseover="showhint('Please enter your nature of business', this, event, '150px')"></asp:TextBox>
                                <br /><asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="rfvBusiness" runat="server" ControlToValidate="txtBusiness" Display="Dynamic" ForeColor="Red" SetFocusOnError="true" ErrorMessage="Please enter your nature of business" ValidationGroup="BusinessTab"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator></td>
                        </tr>          
                        <tr>
                            <td align="left">
                                Contact Phone:<asp:Label ID="Label10" runat="server" ForeColor="Red" Text="*"></asp:Label></td>
                            <td align="left">
                                <asp:TextBox ID="txtPhoneB" runat="server" CssClass="input" ValidationGroup="BusinessTab" onFocus="showhint('Please enter your valid mobile or landline number', this, event, '150px')" onMouseover="showhint('Please enter your valid mobile or landline number', this, event, '150px')"></asp:TextBox>
                            <br /><asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="rfvPhoneB" runat="server" ControlToValidate="txtPhoneB" Display="Dynamic" ForeColor="Red" SetFocusOnError="true" ErrorMessage="Please enter your contact phone" ValidationGroup="BusinessTab"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator></td>
                        </tr>          
                        <tr>
                            <td align="left">
                                Contact Address<asp:Label ID="Label11" runat="server" ForeColor="Red" Text="*"></asp:Label></td>
                            <td align="left">
                                <asp:TextBox ID="txtAddressB" runat="server" CssClass="input" ValidationGroup="BusinessTab" onFocus="showhint('Please enter your contact address', this, event, '150px')" onMouseover="showhint('Please enter your contact address', this, event, '150px')"></asp:TextBox>
                            <br /><asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="rfvAddressB" runat="server" ControlToValidate="txtAddressB" Display="Dynamic" ForeColor="Red" SetFocusOnError="true" ErrorMessage="Please enter contact address" ValidationGroup="BusinessTab"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator></td>
                        </tr>   
                        <tr>
                            <td align="left">
                                E-mail:<asp:Label ID="Label12" runat="server" ForeColor="Red" Text="*"></asp:Label></td>
                            <td align="left">
                                <asp:TextBox ID="txtEmailB" runat="server" CssClass="input" ValidationGroup="BusinessTab" onFocus="showhint('Please enter valid email id in correct format e.g example@yahoo.com', this, event, '150px')" onMouseover="showhint('Please enter valid email id in correct format e.g example@yahoo.com', this, event, '150px')"></asp:TextBox>
                               <br /> <asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="rfvEmailB" runat="server" ControlToValidate="txtEmailB"
                                     Display="Dynamic" ForeColor="Red" SetFocusOnError="true" ErrorMessage="Please enter Email id" ValidationGroup="BusinessTab"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator>
                                     <asp:RegularExpressionValidator ID="RegularExpressionValidator1" runat="server" ControlToValidate="txtEmailB"
                                    ErrorMessage="Please enter valid email id" Display="Dynamic" ForeColor="Red" SetFocusOnError="true" 
                                    ValidationExpression="\w+([-+.']\w+)*@\w+([-.]\w+)*\.\w+([-.]\w+)*" ValidationGroup="BusinessTab"></asp:RegularExpressionValidator></td>
                        </tr>          
                        <tr>
                            <td align="left">
                                Details / Queries about Partnership:<asp:Label ID="Label13" runat="server" ForeColor="Red" Text="*"></asp:Label></td>
                            <td align="left">
                                <asp:TextBox ID="txtQry" runat="server" CssClass="inputMulti" TextMode="MultiLine" Width="300px" ValidationGroup="BusinessTab" Rows="6" onFocus="showhint('Please enter Details / Queries about Partnership', this, event, '150px')" onMouseover="showhint('Please enter Details / Queries about Partnership', this, event, '150px')"></asp:TextBox>
                                <br /><asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="rfvQry" runat="server" ControlToValidate="txtQry" Display="Dynamic" ForeColor="Red" SetFocusOnError="true" ErrorMessage="Please enter Details / Queries about Partnership" ValidationGroup="BusinessTab"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator></td>
                        </tr>     
                        <tr align="center">
                            <td>
                            </td>
                            <td align="left">                              
                                <asp:Button ID="btnSubmitEnquiry" runat="server" Text="Submit" ValidationGroup="BusinessTab" onclick="btnSubmitEnquiry_Click"></asp:Button>
                        </tr>                      
 </table>
            </ContentTemplate>
            </asp:TabPanel>                
            <asp:TabPanel runat="server" ID="TabPanel3">  
              <HeaderTemplate>
            <div class="tabsize">Feedback</div>
            </HeaderTemplate>           
            <ContentTemplate> 
  <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="2" width="100%" class="txt">
 <div class="txt">
  Please feel free to post your questions, comments and suggestions. We are eager to assist you and serve you better.
  </div>
  <br />
  <br />
                        <tr>
                            <td align="left" nowrap="nowrap" style="width:15%; height: 11px;">
                                Name:<asp:Label ID="Label15" runat="server" ForeColor="Red" Text="*"></asp:Label></td>
                            <td align="left" style="color: #000000; width:15%; height: 11px;">
                                <asp:TextBox ID="txtNameF" runat="server" CssClass="input" ValidationGroup="FeedbackTab" onFocus="showhint('Please enter your name e.g pankaj sharma', this, event, '150px')" onMouseover="showhint('Please enter your name e.g pankaj sharma', this, event, '150px')"></asp:TextBox>
                                 <br /><asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="rfvNameF" runat="server" ControlToValidate="txtNameF" Display="Dynamic" ForeColor="Red" SetFocusOnError="true" ErrorMessage="Please enter your Name" ValidationGroup="FeedbackTab"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator></td>                           
                        </tr>                       
                        <tr>
                            <td align="left">
                                Phone Number:</td>
                            <td align="left">
                                <asp:TextBox ID="txtPhoneF" runat="server" CssClass="input" ValidationGroup="FeedbackTab" onFocus="showhint('Please enter your mobile or landline number', this, event, '150px')" onMouseover="showhint('Please enter your mobile or landline number', this, event, '150px')"></asp:TextBox></td>
                        </tr>                       
                        <tr>
                            <td align="left">
                                E-mail:<asp:Label ID="Label16" runat="server" ForeColor="Red" Text="*"></asp:Label></td>
                            <td align="left">
                                <asp:TextBox ID="txtEmail" runat="server" CssClass="input" ValidationGroup="FeedbackTab" onFocus="showhint('Please enter your valid email id in correct format e.g example@yahoo.com', this, event, '150px')" onMouseover="showhint('Please enter your valid email id in correct format e.g example@yahoo.com', this, event, '150px')"></asp:TextBox>
                                <br /><asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="rfvEmailF" runat="server" ControlToValidate="txtEmail" Display="Dynamic" ForeColor="Red" SetFocusOnError="true" ErrorMessage="Please enter Email id" ValidationGroup="FeedbackTab"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator>
                                      <asp:RegularExpressionValidator ID="rgvEmailF" runat="server" ControlToValidate="txtEmail"
                                    ErrorMessage="Please enter valid email id" Display="Dynamic" ForeColor="Red" SetFocusOnError="true" 
                                    ValidationExpression="\w+([-+.']\w+)*@\w+([-.]\w+)*\.\w+([-.]\w+)*" ValidationGroup="FeedBackTab"></asp:RegularExpressionValidator></td>
                        </tr>                     
                         <tr>
                            <td align="left">
                                Suggestions/Feedback:<asp:Label ID="Label20" runat="server" ForeColor="Red" Text="*"></asp:Label></td>
                            <td align="left">
                                <asp:TextBox ID="txtSuggestF" runat="server" CssClass="inputMulti" TextMode="MultiLine" Width="300px" ValidationGroup="FeedbackTab" Rows="6"
onFocus="showhint('Please enter your Suggestions/Feedback', this, event, '150px')" onMouseover="showhint('Please enter your Suggestions/Feedback', this, event, '150px')"></asp:TextBox>
<br /><asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="rfvSuggesstionF" runat="server" ControlToValidate="txtSuggestF" Display="Dynamic" ForeColor="Red" SetFocusOnError="true" ErrorMessage="Please enter Suggestions/Feedback" ValidationGroup="FeedbackTab" ></asp:RequiredFieldValidator></td>
                        </tr>                 
                        <tr align="center">
                            <td>&nbsp;</td>
                            <td align="left">                             
  <asp:Button ID="btnSubmitFeedback" runat="server" Text="Submit" ValidationGroup="FeedbackTab" onclick="btnSubmitFeedback_Click" /></asp:Button>
                        </tr>
                 </table>
            </ContentTemplate>
            </asp:TabPanel>
        </asp:TabContainer>
    </div>

Note: Have you noticed the line <%@ Register Assembly="AjaxControlToolkit" Namespace="AjaxControlToolkit" TagPrefix="asp" %> added automatically next to the very first line in the design page i.e.  below the page directive. Actually it registers the Ajax Control on placing  TabContainer control on design page. If not then add this line.
 
C#.Net Code
  • In the code behind file (.aspx.cs) write the code as:
  protected void btnSubmitContactUsForm_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        // Write your code for Contact us form
    }
    protected void btnSubmitEnquiry_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        // Write your code Enquiry form
    }
    protected void btnSubmitFeedback_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        // Write your code for Feedback form
    }

Vb.Net Code
  • Design the page as mentioned above but replace the below line
<asp:Button ID="btnSubmitContactUsForm" runat="server" Text="Submit"
                                    ValidationGroup="ContactUsTab" onclick="btnSubmitContactUsForm_Click"></asp:Button>

With the line
<asp:Button ID="btnSubmitContactUsForm" runat="server" Text="Submit"
                                    ValidationGroup="ContactUsTab"></asp:Button>

Similarly replace the line
<asp:Button ID="btnSubmitEnquiry" runat="server" Text="Submit" ValidationGroup="BusinessTab" onclick="btnSubmitEnquiry_Click"></asp:Button>

With the line
<asp:Button ID="btnSubmitEnquiry" runat="server" Text="Submit" ValidationGroup="BusinessTab"></asp:Button>

And also replace the line
  <asp:Button ID="btnSubmitFeedback" runat="server" Text="Submit" ValidationGroup="FeedbackTab" onclick="btnSubmitFeedback_Click" /></asp:Button>

With the line
  <asp:Button ID="btnSubmitFeedback" runat="server" Text="Submit" ValidationGroup="FeedbackTab"></asp:Button>

  • In the code behind file (.aspx.vb) write the code as:
  Protected Sub btnSubmitContactUsForm_Click(sender As Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnSubmitContactUsForm.Click
        ' Write your code for Contact us form
    End Sub

    Protected Sub btnSubmitEnquiry_Click(sender As Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnSubmitEnquiry.Click
        ' Write your code for Enquiry form
    End Sub

    Protected Sub btnSubmitFeedback_Click(sender As Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnSubmitFeedback.Click
        ' Write your code for Feedback form
    End Sub
 
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Anonymous
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August 17, 2013 ×

I like the way you describe the things....but the same code of ajax not working in my system its giving some kind of parser error.....tell me what to do..???

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August 17, 2013 ×

Hi..thanks for the appreciation..this code is completely tested and working in the online website.i suggest you to please recheck and compare your code thoroughly with this article and if the problem persists then let me know the complete error details..i will help you sort out the problem

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August 26, 2013 ×

thanks Chien Ta..stay tuned and stay connected by subscribing for more useful updates..

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September 02, 2013 ×

thanks a lot lalit, this website and ur solutions are really very helpfull...

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September 02, 2013 ×

thanks Ashwani for appreciating my work..stay tuned and stay connected by subscribing for more useful updates..

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September 05, 2013 ×

your welcome sameer.. stay tuned and stay connected

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September 07, 2013 ×

asp:TabContainer ,is not suporting and giving error
please give me suggetion ...
thanks!

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September 08, 2013 ×

hello gautam shukla..have you installed the ajax control toolkit? also go through the article and recheck your code. If still you face the problems then let me know..

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September 13, 2013 ×

thanks a lot, but actually I want to switch tabs in tab container through a button called next(tab heading click will be disabled) and finally in last tab, all the data will be submitted by submit button.
I tried it but its not working,plz help me.

Thanks in advance,

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September 13, 2013 ×

Hello Ramakanta Swain. I will post the article as per your requirement very soon..so stay tuned and stay connected by subscribing to get the latest updates on your inbox..

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September 30, 2013 ×

This is very helpful for me.I had been looking for this post in internet and here it is.
You really did very nice job and carry on.This is best site.
Lalit can please post for facebook integrity etc. social networking sites. i have some confusion regarding this so please post........ (how can i connect my site to social networking sites).Thanks you

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September 30, 2013 ×

hello virender..thanks for appreciating my work and website ..can you please more clearly describe What is your exact requirement? I mean what type of site you want to be integrated with social networking sites and what you want to do after integration?

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Anonymous
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October 19, 2013 ×

Hello sir i want user editable tab pane using javascript or css

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October 19, 2013 ×

Hi, i will create an article as per your requirement very soon..so stay connected and keep reading for more updates..:)

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kumar
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October 24, 2013 ×

hi, i can run the run the code.i am using .net framework 4.0,tab container was not working

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October 26, 2013 ×

Hi, Have you installed the appropriate ajaxcontroltoolkit?

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Anonymous
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November 08, 2013 ×

thank you! sir posting this article. but i have small request for in this article header text size and i will increase. but it will apllicable for IE but not support in firefox and chrome.
the out line will display small hot to set the header text class for .ajax__tab_header

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Anonymous
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December 02, 2013 ×

Thanks for clear steps!! I am trying to design a webpage which has say Container1 having 4 Tab panels(Panel1 -4). Each of those Tab Panels need to have a TabContainer(Container2) in it with 4 more (Panel5-9). These Panels 5-9 are forms like similar to ones in your example.
The TabContainer2 and its Panels remain same for each of the Panels in Container1.So Is there a way to define it once and reuse the container instead of writing repetitive code. I hope my query is clear.
TIA!

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Muhammad Ali
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December 19, 2013 ×

thanks ,
what about IE10+ ??

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May 02, 2015 ×

tab panel to be visible and disable

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