The tab control expects that I "release objects" and recreate them each time I change tabs. What I want to be able to do is be able to use a function on a widget that is outside the tab container reference an object that I know will exist.
Of course. Frames are special tables. Just store the children in the table.
"You'd be surprised how many people violate this simple principle every day of their lives and try to fit square pegs into round holes, ignoring the clear reality that Things Are As They Are." -Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh