Create collapsible Tabs

17 Feb 20228 minutes to read

You can achieve collapse and expand functionality in Tab by adding/removing a custom CSS class in the click event handler for each tab.

  • Define a CSS class to set the style property display as none. Here ‘collapse’ class is added to the content element for hiding it.
  • Bind the select event for Tab to collapse the initially selected Tab item and bind custom click handler for the Tab headers.
  • In the event handler, add and remove ‘collapse’ class to hide and show the corresponding Tab content.
@using Syncfusion.EJ2.Navigations;

    var content0 = "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.";
    var content1 = "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 websites" +
                   "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.";
    var content2 = "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.";

<div class="info">
    Collapsible Tabs
<span style="margin: 10px;">
    <i>The active tab can be toggled to expand and collapse its content.</i>

<ejs-tab id="ej2Tab" cssClass="e-background" created="tabCreated" Selected = "tabSelected">
        <e-tab-tabitem header="ViewBag.headerTextOne" content="@content0"></e-tab-tabitem>
        <e-tab-tabitem header="ViewBag.headerTextTwo" content="@content1"></e-tab-tabitem>
        <e-tab-tabitem header="ViewBag.headerTextThree" content="@content2"></e-tab-tabitem>

    #container {
        visibility: hidden;

    #loader {
        color: #008cff;
        height: 40px;
        left: 45%;
        position: absolute;
        top: 45%;
        width: 30%;

    .e-content .e-item {
        font-size: 12px;
        margin: 10px;
        text-align: justify;

    .container {
        min-width: 350px;
        margin: 0 10px;

    .info {
        margin: 10px;
        font-weight: bold;

    #ej2Tab.e-tab .e-content > .e-item.e-active.collapse {
        display: none;

    #ej2Tab.e-tab .e-tab-header .e-indicator.collapse {
        display: none;

<script type="text/javascript">
    var trgIndex;
    var actLine;
    var target;

    function tabCreated() {
        actLine = document.querySelector('#ej2Tab.e-tab .e-indicator');
        target = document.querySelector('#ej2Tab.e-tab .e-content .e-item.e-active');

    function tabSelected(e) {
        var cnttrgs = document.querySelectorAll('#ej2Tab.e-tab > .e-content > .e-item');
        for (var i = 0; i < cnttrgs.length; i++) {
        if (actLine !== undefined) {
        trgIndex = e.selectedIndex;
        // Custom click event binding for each tab item to make collapse/expand
        e.selectedItem.addEventListener('click', function (e) {

    function updateCollapseClass() {
        // Custom classes are added/removed from tab content and active line element, when the same tab item again clicked
        var cntEle = document.querySelector('#ej2Tab.e-tab .e-content .e-item.e-active');
        if (cntEle.classList.contains('collapse')) {
        else {
public ActionResult Index()
    ViewBag.headerTextOne = new TabHeader { Text = "Twitter" };
    ViewBag.headerTextTwo = new TabHeader { Text = "Facebook" };
    ViewBag.headerTextThree = new TabHeader { Text = "WhatsApp" };
    return View();