Set custom animation in Angular Tab component

4 Apr 20239 minutes to read

Tab supports custom animations for both previous and next actions from the provided animation option of Animation library.
The animation property also allows you to set easing, duration, and various other effect.

Default animation is given as SlideLeftIn for previous tab animation and SlideRightIn for next tab animation.
You can also disable the animation by setting the animation effect as None. Also, please use the following CSS to disable indicator animation for animation effect as None.

.e-tab .e-tab-header:not(.e-vertical) .e-indicator, .e-tab .e-tab-header.e-vertical .e-indicator {
    transition: none;

The sample demonstrates some types of animation that suits Tab. You can check all the animation effects here.

import { Component, ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import { DropDownListComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-dropdowns';
import { TabComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-navigations';

    selector: 'app-container',
    template: `
    <div style='padding-top: 25px'>
    <div class='row'>
    <div class="col-xs-6 col-sm-6 col-lg-6 col-md-6">
      <label> Previous Animation </label></div>
      <div class="col-xs-6 col-sm-6 col-lg-6 col-md-6">
      <div class='custom_drop'><ejs-dropdownlist #previousAnimation (change)='previousAnimationChange()' index='0' [dataSource]='animationData' placeholder='Previous Animation'></ejs-dropdownlist></div>
    <div class='row'>
    <div class="col-xs-6 col-sm-6 col-lg-6 col-md-6">
    <label> Next Animation </label></div>
    <div class="col-xs-6 col-sm-6 col-lg-6 col-md-6">
    <div class='custom_drop'><ejs-dropdownlist #nextAnimation (change)='nextAnimationChange()' index='1' [dataSource]='animationData' placeholder='Next Animation'></ejs-dropdownlist></div>
    <div style='padding-top: 25px'>
     <ejs-tab id="element" #element>
                    <e-tabitem [header]='headerText[0]'>
                        <ng-template #content>
                            Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets".
                            Registered users can read and post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read them. Users access Twitter
                            through the website interface, SMS or mobile device app Twitter Inc. is based in San Francisco and has more than 25
                            offices around the world. Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass
                            and launched in July 2006. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with more than 100 million users posting
                            340 million tweets a day in 2012.The service also handled 1.6 billion search queries per day.
                    <e-tabitem [header]='headerText[1]'>
                        <ng-template #content>
                            Facebook is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Its website was launched on February
                            4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg with his Harvard College roommates and fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum,
                            Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.The founders had initially limited the website\'\s membership to Harvard students,
                            but later expanded it to colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support
                            for students at various other universities and later to high-school students.
                    <e-tabitem [header]='headerText[2]'>
                        <ng-template #content>
                            WhatsApp Messenger is a proprietary cross-platform instant messaging client for smartphones that operates under a subscription
                            business model. It uses the Internet to send text messages, images, video, user location and audio media messages to
                            other users using standard cellular mobile numbers. As of February 2016, WhatsApp had a user base of up to one billion,[10]
                            making it the most globally popular messaging application. WhatsApp Inc., based in Mountain View, California, was acquired
                            by Facebook Inc. on February 19, 2014, for approximately US$19.3 billion.

export class AppComponent {
    @ViewChild('element') tabInstance: TabComponent;
    @ViewChild('previousAnimation') previousInstance: DropDownListComponent;
    @ViewChild('nextAnimation') nextInstance: DropDownListComponent;
    public headerText: Object = [{ 'text': 'Twitter' }, { 'text': 'Facebook' },{ 'text': 'WhatsApp' }];
    public animationData: string[] = ['SlideLeftIn', 'SlideRightIn', 'FadeIn', 'FadeOut', 'FadeZoomIn', 'FadeZoomOut', 'ZoomIn', 'ZoomOut', 'None'];
    public previousAnimationChange(): void {
       this.tabInstance.animation.previous.effect = this.previousInstance.value;
    public nextAnimationChange(): void { = this.nextInstance.value;
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { TabComponent, TabItemsDirective, TabItemDirective } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-navigations';
import { DropDownListComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-dropdowns';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';

 * Module
    imports: [
    declarations: [AppComponent,DropDownListComponent, TabComponent,TabItemsDirective,TabItemDirective ],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
export class AppModule { }
import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';