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Change Tab Header Background Color

I'm creating the tabs at run time and with the old UltraWebTab I was able to change the background color and it seems like the WebTab in version 16.2 isn't able to change the background color, is this true or am I doing something wrong in my code:

Dim NewTab As New Infragistics.Web.UI.LayoutControls.ContentTabItem

' set Properties of the Tab

NewTab.AutoSize = Infragistics.Web.UI.DefaultableBoolean.True

'TODO - background color isn't able to be changed at runtime even though the properties are there

Dim Color As Color = Functions.BgrToRgb(DocTab.BGRTabColor)

Dim HexColor As String = Functions.HexFromRGB(Color.R, Color.G, Color.B)

NewTab.BackColor = Color

NewTab.Style.Item("background-color") = HexColor

Neither of the last 2 lines work, I'm not able to create CSS classes as these colors are retrieved from the database DocTab object.

Is there a way of setting the background color during runtime?