Keyboard Support

An end user can use the following keys to interact with the widget.

Key Action
Moves focus to the previous tab.
Moves focus to the next tab.
Shift + Mouse Wheel Scrolls the tabs left/right if the scrollingEnabled option is true.

You can implement a custom handler for a key using the registerKeyHandler(key, handler) method.

jQuery
JavaScript
function registerKeyHandlers () {
    let tabs =  $("#tabsContainer").dxTabs("instance");
    tabs.registerKeyHandler("backspace", function (e) {
        // The argument "e" contains information on the event
    });
    tabs.registerKeyHandler("space", function (e) {
        // ...
    });
}
Angular
TypeScript
import { ..., ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import { DxTabsModule, DxTabsComponent } from 'devextreme-angular';
// ...
export class AppComponent {
    @ViewChild(DxTabsComponent) tabs: DxTabsComponent
    registerKeyHandlers () {
        this.tabs.instance.registerKeyHandler("backspace", function (e) {
            // The argument "e" contains information on the event
        });
        this.tabs.instance.registerKeyHandler("space", function (e) {
            // ...
        });
    }
}
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        // ...
        DxTabsModule
    ],
    // ...
})
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