Tabs

The dxTabs is a tab strip used to switch between pages or views. This widget is included in the dxTabPanel widget, but you can use the dxTabs separately as well.

Included in: dx.phonejs.js, dx.webappjs.js, dx.all.js
Tabs interactive configuration
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$("#tabs").dxTabs({
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You can create the widget using one of the following approaches.

  • jQuery
    Use the dxTabs jQuery plug-in.

    HTML
    <div id="tabs"></div>
    JavaScript
    var tabItems = [
        { text: "Home", icon: "home" },
        { text: "About", icon: "info" }
    ]
    $("#tabs").dxTabs({
        dataSource: tabItems
    });
  • Knockout
    Add a div element and apply the dxTabs binding to this element.

    HTML
    <div data-bind="dxTabs: {
        dataSource: tabItems
    }"></div>
  • AngularJS
    Add a div element and apply the dx-tabs directive to this element.

    HTML
    <div dx-tabs="{
        dataSource: tabItems
    }"></div>

Note that DevExtreme widgets require you to link the jQuery and Globalize libraries to your application. If you use the Knockout or AngularJS approach, the Knockout or AngularJS library is also required. For detailed information on linking these libraries to your project, refer to the Installation article.

Since the dxTabs widget is used to display multiple items, it supports common the Collection Container widget functionality. You can find detailed information on the principles of working with the widget in the dxTabs section of the Collection Container Widgets article.

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Configuration

An object defining configuration options for the dxTabs widget.

Name Description
accessKey

Specifies a shortcut key that sets focus on the widget element.

dataSource

A data source used to fetch data to be displayed by the widget.

disabled

A Boolean value specifying whether or not the widget can respond to user interaction.

focusStateEnabled

Specifies whether or not the widget can be focused.

height

Specifies the height of the widget.

hint

Specifies the text of the hint displayed for the widget.

hoverStateEnabled

A Boolean value specifying whether or not the widget changes its state when being hovered by an end user.

itemHoldTimeout

The time period in milliseconds before the onItemHold event is raised.

items

An array of items displayed by the widget.

itemTemplate

The template to be used for rendering items.

onContentReady

A handler for the contentReady event.

onDisposing

A handler for the disposing event.

onInitialized

A handler for the initialized event.

onItemClick

A handler for the itemClick event.

onItemContextMenu

A handler for the itemContextMenu event.

onItemHold

A handler for the itemHold event.

onItemRendered

A handler for the itemRendered event.

onOptionChanged

A handler for the optionChanged event.

onSelectionChanged

A handler for the selectionChanged event.

rtlEnabled

Specifies whether or not the current component supports a right-to-left representation.

scrollByContent

Specifies whether or not an end-user can scroll tabs by swiping.

scrollingEnabled

Specifies whether or not an end-user can scroll tabs.

selectedIndex

The index of the currently selected widget item.

selectedItem

The selected item object.

selectedItems

An array of currently selected item objects.

selectionMode

Specifies whether the widget enables an end-user to select only a single item or multiple items.

showNavButtons

A Boolean value that specifies the availability of navigation buttons.

tabIndex

Specifies the widget tab index.

visible

A Boolean value specifying whether or not the widget is visible.

width

Specifies the width of the widget.

Methods

This section describes members used to manipulate the widget.

Name Description
beginUpdate()

Prevents the component from refreshing until the endUpdate method is called.

defaultOptions(rule)

Specifies the device-dependent default configuration options for this component.

element()

Returns the root HTML element of the widget.

endUpdate()

Enables the component to refresh after the beginUpdate method call.

focus()

Sets focus on the widget.

instance()

Returns an instance of this component class.

off(eventName)

Detaches all event handlers from the specified event.

off(eventName, eventHandler)

Detaches a particular event handler from the specified event.

on(eventName, eventHandler)

Subscribes to a specified event.

on(events)

Subscribes to the specified events.

option()

Returns the configuration options of this component.

option(optionName)

Gets the value of the specified configuration option of this component.

option(optionName, optionValue)

Sets a value to the specified configuration option of this component.

option(options)

Sets one or more options of this component.

registerKeyHandler(key, handler)

Registers a handler when a specified key is pressed.

repaint()

Redraws the widget.

Events

This section describes events fired by this widget.

Name Description
contentReady

Fires when widget content is ready.

disposing

Fires when the widget is being removed.

initialized

Fires when the widget is initialized.

itemClick

Fires when a widget item is clicked.

itemContextMenu

Fires when the the right mouse button is clicked when the pointer is over a widget item, or when the "sustained" (also known as a long press) touch action is performed.

itemHold

Fires when the widget's collection item is being held for the time period specified by the itemHoldTimeout option.

itemRendered

Fires after a collection item is rendered.

optionChanged

Fires after an option of the component is changed.

selectionChanged

Fires after a collection item is selected or unselected.

Default Item Template

This section lists the data source fields that are used in a default template for tabs.

By default, a predefined item template is applied to display the items of this widget. This template is based on certain fields of the data source provided for this widget. Below is a list of these fields. If the default item template is not appropriate for your task, implement a custom item template based on these or other fields of your data source.

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