Getting Started with TabPanel

NOTE
Before you start the tutorial, ensure DevExtreme is installed in your Angular, Vue, React, or jQuery application.

The TabPanel UI component consists of the Tabs and MultiView components. The TabPanel automatically synchronizes the selected tab with the currently displayed view and vice versa.

This tutorial explains how to add a TabPanel to a page and configure its core features. The following control demonstrates the result:

Refer to the sections below for more information about each configuration step. The full code is available in the following GitHub repository: getting-started-with-tabpanel.

Create the TabPanel

jQuery

Add DevExtreme to your jQuery application and use the following code to create a TabPanel:

index.js
index.html
index.css
$(function() {
    $("#tabPanel").dxTabPanel({
        // Configuration goes here
    });
});
<html>
    <head>
        <!-- ... -->
        <script type="text/javascript" src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.1.min.js"></script>

        <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdn3.devexpress.com/jslib/21.2.4/css/dx.light.css">
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="index.css">

        <script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdn3.devexpress.com/jslib/21.2.4/js/dx.all.js"></script>
        <script type="text/javascript" src="index.js"></script>
    </head>
    <body class="dx-viewport">
        <div id="tabPanel"></div>
    </body>
</html>
#tabPanel {
    height: 250px;
    width: 500px;
}
Angular

Add DevExtreme to your Angular application and use the following code to create a TabPanel:

app.component.html
app.component.ts
app.module.ts
app.component.css
<dx-tab-panel id="tabPanel">
    <!-- Configuration goes here -->
</dx-tab-panel>
import { Component } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
    selector: 'app-root',
    templateUrl: './app.component.html',
    styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
})
export class AppComponent {

}
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';

import { DxTabPanelModule } from 'devextreme-angular';

@NgModule({
    declarations: [
        AppComponent
    ],
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,
        DxTabPanelModule
    ],
    providers: [ ],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
#tabPanel {
    height: 250px;
    width: 500px;
}
Vue

Add DevExtreme to your Vue application and use the following code to create a TabPanel:

App.vue
<template>
    <DxTabPanel id="tabPanel">
        <!-- Configuration goes here -->
    </DxTabPanel>
</template>

<script>
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css';

import { DxTabPanel } from 'devextreme-vue/tab-panel';

export default {
    components: {
        DxTabPanel
    }
}
</script>

<style>
#tabPanel {
    height: 250px;
    width: 500px;
}
</style>
React

Add DevExtreme to your React application and use the following code to create a TabPanel:

App.js
App.css
import React from 'react';
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css';

import TabPanel from 'devextreme-react/tab-panel';

const App = () => {
    return (
        <TabPanel id="tabPanel">
            {/* Configuration goes here */}
        </TabPanel>
    );
}

export default App;
#tabPanel {
    height: 250px;
    width: 500px;
}

Create Tabs

Populate the items[] array with data items. The TabPanel generates a tab with a view for each item in this array.

Specify a tab's title and/or icon properties to configure an individual tab. The code below uses icons from the DevExtreme icon library. You can also use the badge property to create a badge with custom text.

jQuery
index.js
$(function(){   
    $("#tabPanel").dxTabPanel({
        items: [{ 
            title: "Employee",
            icon: "floppy",
            // ...
        }, {
            title: "Notes",
            icon: "comment",
            // ...
        }, {
            title: "Role",
            icon: "isnotblank",
            badge: "new",
            // ...
        }]
    });
});
Angular
app.component.html
<dx-tab-panel>
    <dxi-item title="Employee" icon="floppy">
        <!-- ... -->
    </dxi-item>
    <dxi-item title="Notes" icon="comment">
        <!-- ... -->
    </dxi-item>
    <dxi-item title="Role" icon="isnotblank" badge="new">
        <!-- ... -->
    </dxi-item>
</dx-tab-panel>
Vue
App.vue
<template>
    <DxTabPanel>
        <DxItem title="Employee" icon="floppy">
            <!-- ... -->
        </DxItem>
        <DxItem title="Notes" icon="comment">
            <!-- ... -->
        </DxItem>
        <DxItem title="Role" icon="isnotblank" badge="new">
            <!-- ... -->
        </DxItem>
    </DxTabPanel>
</template>

<script>
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css';

import DxTabPanel, { DxItem } from "devextreme-vue/tab-panel";

export default {
    components: {
        DxTabPanel,
        DxItem
    }
}
</script>
React
App.js
import React from 'react';
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css';

import TabPanel, { Item } from "devextreme-react/tab-panel";

const App = () => {
    return (
        <TabPanel>
            <Item title="Employee" icon="floppy">
                {/* ... */}
            </Item>
            <Item title="Notes" icon="comment">
                {/* ... */}
            </Item>
            <Item title="Role" icon="isnotblank" badge="new">
                {/* ... */}
            </Item>
        </TabPanel>
    );
}

export default App;

The code above produces the following output:

DevExtreme TabPanel: Customized Tabs

You can also use the itemTitleTemplate property to specify a custom template for all tabs. items.tabTemplate overrides the itemTitleTemplate property and allows you to specify a template for an individual tab. This approach is not shown in this tutorial, but you can refer to the property descriptions for details.

Specify View Content

You can use the following properties to specify view content:

  • itemTemplate
    Specifies a custom template for all views.

  • items[].template
    Specifies a custom template for an individual view. This property overrides itemTemplate.

  • items[].text
    Specifies text displayed in an individual view.

  • noDataText
    Specifies text or markup to display when views do not have content.

This tutorial demonstrates the use of the items[].template property. This property allows you to specify different content for individual views. In the code below, the views contain the Form, TextArea, and RadioGroup UI components.

jQuery
index.js
$(function(){   
    $("#tabPanel").dxTabPanel({
        items: [{ 
            title: "Employee",
            icon: "floppy",
            template: function (itemData, itemIndex, element) {
                const formDiv = $("<div style='padding:15px'>")
                formDiv.dxForm({
                    formData: employeeData,
                    items: ["name", "position", "hireDate", "officeNumber"]
                });
                formDiv.appendTo(element);
            }
        }, {
            title: "Notes",
            icon: "comment",
            template: function (itemData, itemIndex, element) {
                const textAreaDiv = $("<div style='padding:15px; height: 100%'>")
                textAreaDiv.dxTextArea({
                    value: employeeData.notes
                });
                textAreaDiv.appendTo(element);
            }
        }, {
            title: "Role",
            icon: "isnotblank",
            badge: "new",
            template: function (itemData, itemIndex, element) {
                const radioGroupDiv = $("<div style='padding:15px'>")
                radioGroupDiv.dxRadioGroup({
                    items: employeeData.roles,
                    value: employeeData.roles[0]
                });
                radioGroupDiv.appendTo(element);
            }
        }]
    });

    const employeeData = {
        name: "John Heart",
        position: "CEO",
        hireDate: new Date(2012, 4, 13),
        officeNumber: 901,
        notes: "John has been in the Audio/Video industry since 1990. He has led DevAV as its CEO since 2003.",
        roles: ["Chief Officer", "Manager", "Administrator"]
    };
});
Angular
app.component.html
app.component.ts
app.module.ts
<dx-tab-panel>
    <dxi-item title="Employee" icon="floppy">
        <div *dxTemplate>
            <dx-form
                [formData]="employeeData">
                <dxi-item dataField="name"></dxi-item>
                <dxi-item dataField="position"></dxi-item>
                <dxi-item dataField="hireDate"></dxi-item>
                <dxi-item dataField="officeNumber"></dxi-item>      
            </dx-form>
        </div>
    </dxi-item>
    <dxi-item title="Notes" icon="comment">
        <div *dxTemplate>
            <dx-text-area
                [(value)]="employeeData.notes">
            </dx-text-area>
        </div>
    </dxi-item>
    <dxi-item title="Role" icon="isnotblank" badge="new">
        <div *dxTemplate>
            <dx-radio-group
                [items]="employeeData.roles"
                [(value)]="employeeData.roles[0]">
            </dx-radio-group>
        </div>
    </dxi-item>
</dx-tab-panel>
import { Component } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
    selector: 'app-root',
    templateUrl: './app.component.html',
    styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
})
export class AppComponent {
    employeeData = {
        name: 'John Heart',
        position: 'CEO',
        hireDate: new Date(2012, 4, 13),
        officeNumber: 901,
        notes: 'John has been in the Audio/Video industry since 1990. He has led DevAV as its CEO since 2003.',
        roles: ['Chief Officer', 'Administrator', 'Manager']
    }
}
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';

import {
    DxTabPanelModule,
    DxFormModule,
    DxTextAreaModule,
    DxRadioGroupModule
} from 'devextreme-angular';

@NgModule({
    declarations: [
        AppComponent
    ],
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,
        DxTabPanelModule,
        DxFormModule,
        DxTextAreaModule,
        DxRadioGroupModule
    ],
    providers: [ ],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
Vue
App.vue
<template>
    <DxTabPanel>
        <DxItem title="Employee" icon="floppy">
            <template #default>
                <DxForm :form-data="employeeData">
                    <DxSimpleItem data-field="name" />
                    <DxSimpleItem data-field="position" />
                    <DxSimpleItem data-field="hireDate" />
                    <DxSimpleItem data-field="officeNumber" />
                </DxForm>
            </template>
        </DxItem>
        <DxItem title="Notes" icon="comment">
            <template #default>
                <DxTextArea 
                    v-model:value="employeeData.notes"
                />
            </template>
        </DxItem>
        <DxItem title="Role" icon="isnotblank" badge="new">
            <template #default>
                <DxRadioGroup 
                    :items="employeeData.roles"
                    v-model:value="employeeData.roles[0]"
                />
            </template>
        </DxItem>
    </DxTabPanel>
</template>

<script>
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css';

import DxTabPanel, { DxItem } from "devextreme-vue/tab-panel";
import DxForm, { DxSimpleItem } from "devextreme-vue/form";
import DxTextArea from "devextreme-vue/text-area";
import DxRadioGroup from "devextreme-vue/radio-group";

export default {
    components: {
        DxTabPanel,
        DxItem,
        DxForm,
        DxSimpleItem,
        DxTextArea,
        DxRadioGroup
    },
    data() {
        const employeeData = {
            name: 'John Heart',
            position: 'CEO',
            hireDate: new Date(2012, 4, 13),
            officeNumber: 901,
            notes: 'John has been in the Audio/Video industry since 1990. He has led DevAV as its CEO since 2003.',
            roles: ['Chief Officer', 'Administartor', 'Manager']
        };
        return {
            employeeData
        };
    },
}
</script>
React
App.js
import React from 'react';
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css';

import TabPanel, { Item } from "devextreme-react/tab-panel";
import Form, { SimpleItem } from "devextreme-react/form";
import TextArea from "devextreme-react/text-area";
import RadioGroup from "devextreme-react/radio-group";

const employeeData = {
    name: 'John Heart',
    position: 'CEO',
    hireDate: new Date(2012, 4, 13),
    officeNumber: 901,
    notes: 'John has been in the Audio/Video industry since 1990. He has led DevAV as its CEO since 2003.',
    roles: ['Chief Officer', 'Administrator', 'Manager']
};

const App = () => {
    return (
        <TabPanel>
            <Item title="Employee" icon="floppy">
                <Form formData={employeeData}>
                    <SimpleItem dataField="name" />
                    <SimpleItem dataField="position" />
                    <SimpleItem dataField="hireDate" />
                    <SimpleItem dataField="officeNumber" />
                </Form>
            </Item>
            <Item title="Notes" icon="comment">
                <TextArea
                    defaultValue={employeeData.notes}
                />
            </Item>
            <Item title="Role" icon="isnotblank" badge="new">
                <RadioGroup 
                    items={employeeData.roles}
                    defaultValue={employeeData.roles[0]}
                />
            </Item>
        </TabPanel>
    );
}

export default App;

Navigate Between Tabs

Specify the following properties to configure navigation between tabs:

  • swipeEnabled
    Specifies whether users can switch between views with the swipe gesture.

  • loop
    Specifies whether to loop views.

  • animationEnabled
    Specifies whether to animate the change of the current view.

  • selectedIndex
    Specifies the index of the currently selected tab. Use this property to switch between tabs programmatically. In this tutorial, this property's value depends on the the RadioGroup's selected item (see tabSwitcherRadioGroup).

jQuery
index.js
$(function(){   
    let tabPanel = $("#tabPanel").dxTabPanel({
        loop: true,
        animationEnabled: true,
        swipeEnabled: true,
        selectedIndex: 0,
        onSelectionChanged: function(e) {
            const selectedTab = e.addedItems[0].title;
            tabSwitcherRadioGroup.option("value", selectedTab);
        },
        // ...
    }).dxTabPanel("instance");

    let tabSwitcherRadioGroup = $("#radioGroup").dxRadioGroup({
        items: tabNames,
        value: tabNames[0],
        layout: "horizontal",
        onValueChanged: function(e) {
            const selectedTabIndex = tabNames.indexOf(e.value);
            tabPanel.option("selectedIndex", selectedTabIndex);
        }
    }).dxRadioGroup("instance");
});

const tabNames = ["Employee", "Notes", "Role"];
Angular
app.component.html
app.component.ts
<dx-tab-panel
    [loop]="true"
    [animationEnabled]="true"
    [swipeEnabled]="true"
    [(selectedIndex)]="selectedTabIndex">   
    <!-- ... -->
</dx-tab-panel>

<dx-radio-group
    [items]="tabNames"
    [value]="tabNames[selectedTabIndex]"
    layout="horizontal"
    (onValueChanged)="onValueChanged($event)">
</dx-radio-group>
import { Component } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
    selector: 'app-root',
    templateUrl: './app.component.html',
    styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
})
export class AppComponent {
    // ...

    tabNames = ["Employee", "Notes", "Role"]

    selectedTabIndex = 0;

    onValueChanged(e){
        this.selectedTabIndex = this.tabNames.indexOf(e.value);
    }
}
Vue
App.vue
<template>
    <div>
        <DxTabPanel
            :loop="true"
            :animation-enabled="true" 
            :swipe-enabled="true"
            v-model:selected-index="selectedTabIndex">
            <!-- ... -->
        </DxTabPanel>

        <DxRadioGroup 
            :items="tabNames"
            :value="tabNames[selectedTabIndex]"
            layout="horizontal"
            @value-changed="onValueChanged"
        />
    </div>
</template>

<script>
    // ...
export default {
    data() {
        // ...
        const tabNames = ['Employee', 'Notes', 'Role'];

        return {
            selectedTabIndex: 0,
            tabNames
        };
    },
    methods: {
        onValueChanged(e){
            this.selectedTabIndex = this.tabNames.indexOf(e.value);
        }
    }
}
</script>
React
App.js
import React, { useState, useCallback } from 'react';
// ...

const tabNames = ['Employee', 'Notes', 'Role'];

const App = () => {
    const [selectedTabIndex, setSelectedTabIndex] = useState(0);

    const onRadioGroupValueChanged = useCallback((e) => {
        setSelectedTabIndex(tabNames.indexOf(e.value));
    }, []);

    const onTabSelectionChanged = useCallback((e) => {
        setSelectedTabIndex(tabNames.indexOf(e.addedItems[0].title));
    }, []);
    return (
        <div>
            <TabPanel
                loop={true}
                animationEnabled={true} 
                swipeEnabled={true}
                selectedIndex={selectedTabIndex}
                onSelectionChanged={onTabSelectionChanged}>
                {/* ... */}
            </TabPanel>

            <RadioGroup 
                items={tabNames}
                value={tabNames[selectedTabIndex]}
                layout="horizontal"
                onValueChanged={onRadioGroupValueChanged}
            />
        </div>
    );
}

export default App;

For further information on the TabPanel UI component, refer to the following resources: