Localization in EJ2 TypeScript Tab control

2 May 20238 minutes to read

Localization library allows to localize the default text content of the Tab to different cultures using the locale property. In Tab, the close button’s tooltip text alone will be localize based on culture. The close button is shown on tab header when enabled showCloseButton property.

Locale key en-US (default)
closeButtonTitle Close

Loading translations

To load translation object in an application use load function of L10n class.

In the below sample, French culture is set to Tab and change the close button’s tooltip

import { Tab } from '@syncfusion/ej2-navigations';
    import { DropDownList, ChangeEventArgs } from '@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns';
    import { L10n, setCulture } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';
    import { enableRipple } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';

    let tabObj: Tab = new Tab({
        items: [
                header: { 'text': 'Twitter' },
                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.'
                header: { 'text': 'Facebook' },
                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.'
                header: { 'text': 'WhatsApp' },
                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.'
        locale: 'fr-BE',
        showCloseButton: true

// Load French culture for tab close button tooltip text
    'fr-BE': {
       'tab': {'closeButtonTitle': "Fermer"}
    'ar-AR': {
       'tab': {'closeButtonTitle': "إغلاق زر العنوان"}
    'de-DE': {
       'tab': {'closeButtonTitle': "Schließen Schaltfläche Titel"}

//Render initialized Tab component

 let localeData: { [key: string]: Object }[] = [
    { Id: 'ar-AR', Game: 'Arabic' },
    { Id: 'fr-BE', Game: 'French' },
    { Id: 'de-DE', Game: 'German' }
// initialize DropDownList component
let dropDownListObject: DropDownList = new DropDownList({
    width: '250px',
    //set the data to dataSource property
    dataSource: localeData,
    //set height to popup list
    fields: { text: 'Game', value: 'Id' },

    popupHeight: '200px',
    //set width to popup list
    popupWidth: '250px',
    change: change,
    value: 'fr-BE',
    // set placeholder to DropDownList input element
    placeholder: "Select a Language"
function change(e: ChangeEventArgs): void {
  if(e.value == "ar-AR")
      tabObj.locale = "ar-AR"
  if (e.value == "fr-BE")
      tabObj.locale = "fr-BE"
    if (e.value == "de-DE")
      tabObj.locale = "de-DE"
// render initialized DropDownList
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

    <title>Essential JS 2 Tab</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Toolbar Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/23.2.4/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap.min.css">
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/syncfusion-helper.js" type ="text/javascript"></script>

    <div id='loader'>LOADING....</div>
    <div id='container'>
        <input type="text" tabindex="1" id='ddlelement' />
        <div id='element'></div>