It seems, like it's not possible to use a VBoxLayoutContainer within a TabPanel:
public void onModuleLoad()
TabPanel tab = new TabPanel();
//ContentPanel f = new ContentPanel(); // --> this one works great
VBoxLayoutContainer f = new VBoxLayoutContainer();
tab.add(new TextButton("testButton"), "showTestButton");
And that's, how it looks like: bug-tabpanel.jpg
The Label (or any other Widget) is rendered over the whole TabPanel. A ContentPanel doesn't make such problems, but since I am using VBoxLayoutContainer most of the time (automatic strech and flex on last item is just great), I hope this one will get fixed.