Configuration

An object defining configuration options for the TabPanel widget.

accessKey

Specifies the shortcut key that sets focus on the widget.

Type:

String

Default Value: null

The value of this option will be passed to the accesskey attribute of the HTML element that underlies the widget.

activeStateEnabled

Specifies whether or not the widget changes its state when interacting with a user.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

This option is used when the widget is displayed on a platform whose guidelines include the active state change for widgets.

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animationEnabled

Specifies whether or not to animate the displayed item change.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true
Default for generic: false

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dataSource

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

Default Value: null

This option accepts one of the following.

  • Array of objects
    A simple JavaScript array containing a collection of plain objects.

  • URL
    A URL to JSON data or to a service returning data in JSON format.

  • DataSource or its configuration object
    A DataSource is an object that provides a handy API for data processing. A DataSource is a stateful object, which means that it saves data processing settings and applies them each time data is loaded. All underlying data access logic of a DataSource is isolated in a Store. A Store provides an API for reading and modifying data. Unlike the DataSource, a Store is a stateless object.

NOTE
If the data source is specified using the dataSource option, use the items option only for reading. Updating data items using the items option may cause unexpected results.

To display widget items, a default template can be used. This template is based on the data source fields that are listed in the Default Item Template section of the widget's API.

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deferRendering

Specifies whether widget content is rendered when the widget is shown or when rendering the widget.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

If this option is set to true, widget content is rendered when showing the widget. Otherwise, widget content is rendered when rendering the widget.

disabled

Specifies whether the widget responds to user interaction.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

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elementAttr

Specifies the attributes to be attached to the widget's root element.

Type:

Object

Default Value: {}

You can configure this option in an ASP.NET MVC Control as follows:

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Razor VB
@(Html.DevExtreme().WidgetName()
    .ElementAttr("class", "class-name")
    // ===== or =====
    .ElementAttr(new {
        @id = "elementId",
        @class = "class-name"
    })
    // ===== or =====
    .ElementAttr(new Dictionary<string, object>() {
        { "id", "elementId" },
        { "class", "class-name" }
    })

)
@(Html.DevExtreme().WidgetName() _
    .ElementAttr("class", "class-name")
    ' ===== or =====
    .ElementAttr(New With {
        .id = "elementId",
        .class = "class-name"
    })
    ' ===== or =====
    .ElementAttr(New Dictionary(Of String, Object) From {
        { "id", "elementId" },
        { "class", "class-name" }
    })
)

focusStateEnabled

Specifies whether the widget can be focused using keyboard navigation.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false
Default for generic: true

height

Specifies the widget's height.

Type:

Number

|

String

|

function

Return Value:

Number

|

String

The widget height.

Default Value: undefined

This option accepts a value of one of the following types.

  • Number
    The height of the widget in pixels.

  • String
    A CSS-accepted measurement of height. For example, "55px", "80%", "auto", "inherit".

  • Function
    A function returning either of the above. For example:

    JavaScript
    height: function() {
        return window.innerHeight / 1.5;
    }

hint

Specifies text for a hint that appears when a user pauses on the widget.

Type:

String

Default Value: undefined

hoverStateEnabled

Specifies whether the widget changes its state when a user pauses on it.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

itemHoldTimeout

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

Type:

Number

Default Value: 750

items

An array of items displayed by the widget.

Type:

Array

You can use the dataSource option instead. Unlike the items option, the dataSource option can take on the DataSource configuration object as well as a simple array.

NOTE
If you need to modify the data source specified using the items option at runtime, do it only with the help of the items option. Updating data items using the dataSource option may cause unexpected results.

To display widget items, a default template can be used. This template is based on the data source fields that are listed in the Default Item Template section of the widget's API.

itemTemplate

Specifies a custom template for an item.

Type:

template

Function parameters:
itemData:

Object

The item object to be rendered.

itemIndex:

Number

The index of the item to be rendered.

itemElement:

jQuery

An HTML element of the item to be rendered.

Return Value:

String

|

DOM Node

|

jQuery

A template name or container.

Default Value: 'item'

If you use the Angular, AngularJS or Knockout library, you can implement this template with the dxTemplate markup component. This template's binding context depends on the library you use.

In Angular apps, an item's object and index extend the standard binding context (a component instance). Access the former using the input variable that is declared after the let and before of keywords, and the latter by the variable that is set to the index property.

In AngularJS apps, an item's object and index extend the standard binding context (the scope). Access the former using an alias that you specify in the dx-item-alias directive, and the latter the $index variable. Use AngularJS binding variables if you need to access another binding context from the template.

In Knockout apps, you can bind template elements directly to an item object's fields. Use the $index variable to get the item's index. Use Knockout binding variables if you need to access another binding context from the template.

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itemTitleTemplate

Specifies a custom template for an item title.

Type:

template

Function parameters:
itemData:

Object

The item object to be rendered.

itemIndex:

Number

The index of the item to be rendered.

itemElement:

jQuery

An HTML element of the item to be rendered.

Return Value:

String

|

DOM Node

|

jQuery

A template name or container.

Default Value: 'title'

If you use the Angular, AngularJS or Knockout library, you can implement this template with the dxTemplate markup component. This template's binding context depends on the library you use.

In Angular apps, an item's object and index extend the standard binding context (a component instance). Access the former using the input variable that is declared after the let and before of keywords, and the latter by the variable that is set to the index property.

In AngularJS apps, an item's object and index extend the standard binding context (the scope). Access the former using an alias that you specify in the dx-item-alias directive, and the latter the $index variable. Use AngularJS binding variables if you need to access another binding context from the template.

In Knockout apps, you can bind template elements directly to an item object's fields. Use the $index variable to get the item's index. Use Knockout binding variables if you need to access another binding context from the template.

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loop

A Boolean value specifying whether or not to scroll back to the first item after the last item is swiped.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

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noDataText

The text or HTML markup displayed by the widget if the item collection is empty.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'No data to display'

onContentReady

A handler for the contentReady event. Executed when the widget's content is ready. This handler may be executed multiple times during the widget's lifetime depending on the number of times its content changes.

Type:

function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

Object

element:

jQuery

The widget's container.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only when using Knockout.

Default Value: null

onDisposing

A handler for the disposing event. Executed when the widget is removed from the DOM using the remove(), empty(), or html() jQuery methods only.

Type:

function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

Object

element:

jQuery

The widget's container.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

Default Value: null

onInitialized

A handler for the initialized event. Executed only once, after the widget is initialized.

Type:

function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

Object

element:

jQuery

The widget's container.

Default Value: null

You cannot access elements in the widget because this handler is executed before they are ready. Use the onContentReady handler instead.

onItemClick

A handler for the itemClick event.

Type:

function

|

String

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Provides function parameters.

Object structure:
component:

Object

Provides access to the widget's instance.

element:

jQuery

An HTML element of the widget.

model:

Object

Provides access to the data that is available for binding against the element. Available only in the Knockout approach.

itemData:

Object

The data that is bound to the clicked item.

itemElement:

jQuery

An HTML element of the item.

itemIndex:

Number

Specifies the index of the clicked item.

jQueryEvent:

jQuery.Event

Specifies the jQuery event that caused action execution.

Default Value: null

Assign a function to perform a custom action when a widget item is clicked.

To navigate to a specific URL when the itemClick event fires, assign that URL or the anchor part (#) of that URL directly to this option as a string.

onItemContextMenu

A handler for the itemContextMenu event.

Type:

function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Provides function parameters.

Object structure:
component:

Object

Provides access to the widget's instance.

element:

jQuery

An HTML element of the widget.

model:

Object

Provides access to the data that is available for binding against the element. Available only in the Knockout approach.

itemData:

Object

The data that is bound to the item.

itemElement:

jQuery

An HTML element of the item.

itemIndex:

Number

Specifies the index of the item.

jQueryEvent:

jQuery.Event

Specifies the jQuery event that caused action execution.

Default Value: null

Assign a function to perform a custom action when 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.

onItemHold

A handler for the itemHold event.

Type:

function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Provides function parameters.

Object structure:
component:

Object

Provides access to the widget's instance.

element:

jQuery

An HTML element of the widget.

model:

Object

Provides access to the data that is available for binding against the element. Available only in the Knockout approach.

itemData:

Object

The data that is bound to the item being held.

itemElement:

jQuery

An HTML element of the item.

itemIndex:

Number

Specifies the index of the item being held.

Default Value: null

Assign a function to perform a custom action when the widget's collection item is being held for a specified time period (see the itemHoldTimeout option).

onItemRendered

A handler for the itemRendered event.

Type:

function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Provides function parameters.

Object structure:
component:

Object

Provides access to the widget's instance.

element:

jQuery

An HTML element of the widget.

model:

Object

Provides access to the data available for binding against the element. Available only in the Knockout approach.

itemData:

Object

The data that is bound to the item to be rendered.

itemElement:

jQuery

An HTML element of the item.

itemIndex:

Number

Specifies the index of the rendered item.

Default Value: null

Assign a function to perform a custom action after a collection item is rendered.

onOptionChanged

A handler for the optionChanged event. Executed after an option of the widget is changed.

Type:

function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

Object

name:

String

A short name of the option whose value has been changed.

fullName:

String

A full name of the option whose value has been changed; contains a full hierarchy of the option.

value: any

A new value for the option.

element:

jQuery

The widget's container.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

Default Value: null

onSelectionChanged

A handler for the selectionChanged event. Raised after an item is selected or unselected.

Type:

function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Provides function parameters.

Object structure:
component:

Object

Provides access to the widget's instance.

element:

jQuery

An HTML element of the widget.

model:

Object

Provides access to the data that is available for binding against the element. Available only in the Knockout approach.

addedItems:

Array

An array of items added to selection.

removedItems:

Array

An array of items removed from selection.

Default Value: null

Assign a function to perform a custom action after a collection item is selected or unselected.

onTitleClick

A handler for the titleClick event.

Type:

function

|

String

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Provides function parameters.

Object structure:
component:

Object

Provides access to the widget's instance.

element:

jQuery

An HTML element of the widget.

model:

Object

Provides access to the data that is available for binding against the element. Available only in the Knockout approach.

itemData:

Object

The data that is bound to the item whose item is clicked.

itemElement:

jQuery

An HTML element of the item.

Default Value: null

Assign a function to perform a custom action when a widget item title is clicked.

onTitleHold

A handler for the titleHold event.

Type:

function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Provides function parameters.

Object structure:
component:

Object

Provides access to the widget's instance.

element:

jQuery

An HTML element of the widget.

model:

Object

Provides access to the data that is available for binding against the element. Available only in the Knockout approach.

itemData:

Object

The data that is bound to the item whose title is being held.

itemElement:

jQuery

An HTML element of the item.

Default Value: null

Assign a function to perform a custom action when the widget's collection item title is being held for a specified time period (see the itemHoldTimeout option).

onTitleRendered

A handler for the titleRendered event.

Type:

function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Provides function parameters.

Object structure:
component:

Object

Provides access to the widget's instance.

element:

jQuery

An HTML element of the widget.

model:

Object

Provides access to the data that is available for binding against the element. Available only in the Knockout approach.

itemData:

Object

The data that is bound to the item whose title should be rendered.

itemElement:

jQuery

An HTML element of the item.

Default Value: null

Assign a function to perform a custom action after a collection item title is rendered.

rtlEnabled

Switches the widget to a right-to-left representation.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

When this option is set to true, the widget text flows from right to left, and the layout of elements is reversed. To switch the entire application/site to the right-to-left representation, assign true to the rtlEnabled field of the object passed to the DevExpress.config(config) method.

JavaScript
DevExpress.config({
    rtlEnabled: true
});

scrollByContent

A Boolean value specifying if tabs in the title are scrolled by content.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

scrollingEnabled

A Boolean indicating whether or not to add scrolling support for tabs in the title.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

selectedIndex

The index of the currently displayed item.

Type:

Number

Default Value: 0

selectedItem

The selected item object.

Type:

Object

Default Value: null

showNavButtons

A Boolean value that specifies the availability of navigation buttons.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

swipeEnabled

A Boolean value specifying whether or not to allow users to change the selected index by swiping.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true
Default for non-touch devices: false

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tabIndex

Specifies the number of the element when the Tab key is used for navigating.

Type:

Number

Default Value: 0

The value of this option will be passed to the tabindex attribute of the HTML element that underlies the widget.

visible

Specifies whether the widget is visible.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

width

Specifies the widget's width.

Type:

Number

|

String

|

function

Return Value:

Number

|

String

The widget width.

Default Value: undefined

This option accepts a value of one of the following types.

  • Number
    The width of the widget in pixels.

  • String
    A CSS-accepted measurement of width. For example, "55px", "80%", "auto", "inherit".

  • Function
    A function returning either of the above. For example:

    JavaScript
    width: function() {
        return window.innerWidth / 1.5;
    }