GetSystemMetrics for tab controls?

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    GetSystemMetrics for tab controls?

    Is there a GetSystemMetrics value for tab controls. I'm specifically interested in the thickness of its frame. If possible the height of the tab-bars too, but that can be retrieved from TabCtrl_GetItemRect (though it requires an actual item).

    EDIT: Or at least the proper tab-control client rectangle (excluding the tabs and frame).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magos
    EDIT: Or at least the proper tab-control client rectangle (excluding the tabs and frame).
    You're in luck, I think.

    A little program I started last week required the use of tabs and some controls "inside" their pages. Initially I placed an edit control within the confines of the page (excluding tabs and frame) using the following:-
    Code:
    RECT rc;
    
    rc.left = rc.top = 0;
    rc.right = LOWORD(lParam); // client width (This is from a WM_SIZE message)
    rc.bottom = HIWORD(lParam); // client height
    SendMessage(g_hwndTab, TCM_ADJUSTRECT, FALSE, (LPARAM)&rc); // tab control corrects
    I hope that's what you wanted.

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    Mighty fine message. Thanks!
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