Custom Panel pages shown as Tabs

Quick discovery I made last night.. might save some hair pulling:

In the past I have added tabs using panels (or views) to std node tabs or user tabs… I simply would set their path's to something like node/%node/tab1 or user/$user/tab1

I figured I could do this with completely custom pages as well as long as paths were simliar:

custom/tab1, custom/tab2, etc

It seemed like it should work but it wasn't.

Turns out it sort of was working but there is template.php code required to "enable" tabs for non node/user custom panel pages:

<?php
/**
* Implements theme_menu_item_link()
*/
function iguida2_menu_item_link($link) {
  if (empty(
$link['localized_options'])) {
   
$link['localized_options'] = array();
  }

 
// If an item is a LOCAL TASK, render it as a tab
 
if ($link['type'] && MENU_IS_LOCAL_TASK) {
   
$link['localized_options']['attributes']['class'] = pathauto_cleanstring($link['title']);
   
$link['title'] = '<span class="tab">' . check_plain($link['title']) . '</span>';
   
$link['localized_options']['html'] = TRUE;
  }

  return
l($link['title'], $link['href'], $link['localized_options']);
}

/**
* Override of theme_menu_local_tasks().
* Add argument to allow primary/secondary local tasks to be printed
* separately. Use theme_links() markup to consolidate.
*/
function iguida2_menu_local_tasks($type = '') {
  if (
module_exists('ctools')) {
   
ctools_include('menu');
    if (
$primary = ctools_menu_primary_local_tasks()) {
       
$primary = "<ul class='links primary-tabs'>{$primary}</ul>";
      }
      if (
$secondary = ctools_menu_secondary_local_tasks()) {
       
$secondary = "<ul class='links secondary-tabs'>$secondary</ul>";
      }
  }
  else
  {
    if (
$primary = menu_primary_local_tasks()) {
       
$primary = "<ul class='links primary-tabs'>{$primary}</ul>";
      }
      if (
$secondary = menu_secondary_local_tasks()) {
       
$secondary = "<ul class='links secondary-tabs'>$secondary</ul>";
      }
  }
  switch (
$type) {
    case
'primary':
      return
$primary;
    case
'secondary':
      return
$secondary;
    default:
      return
$primary . $secondary;
  }
}
?>