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Getting Started

This section briefly explains about how to create a simple Tab component and configuring the Tab header content in React.


The following is the list of dependencies required to use the Tab component in your application.

|-- @syncfusion/ej2-react-navigations
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-base
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-react-base
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-navigations
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-buttons
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-popups

Installation and configuration

You can use Create-react-app to setup the applications. To install create-react-app run the following command.

npm install -g create-react-app

Start a new project using create-react-app command as follows

create-react-app quickstart --scripts-version=react-scripts-ts

cd quickstart
  • Install the below required dependency package in order to use the Tab component in your application.
npm install @syncfusion/ej2-react-navigations –save

The above package installs Tab dependencies which are required to render the Tab component in React environment.

  • Tab CSS files are available in the ej2-react-navigations package folder. Import the Tab component’s required CSS references as follows in src/App.css.
@import '../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css';
@import '../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-react-buttons/styles/material.css';
@import '../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-react-popups/styles/material.css';
@import '../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-react-navigations/styles/material.css';

Initialize the Tab using JSON items collection

The Tab can be rendered by defining a JSON array. The item is rendered with header text and content for each Tab.

  • Import the Tab component to your src/App.tsx file using following code.
import { TabComponent, TabItemDirective, TabItemsDirective } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-navigations';
import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';

export default class ReactApp extends React.Component<{}, {}> {
  public headerText: any = [{ text: "Twitter" }, { text: "Facebook" }, { text: "WhatsApp" }];

  public content0() {
    return <div>
      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.
  public content1() {
    return <div>
      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 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.
  public content2() {
    return <div>
      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.

  public render() {
    return (
      <TabComponent heightAdjustMode='Auto'>
          <TabItemDirective header={this.headerText[0]} content={this.content0} />
          <TabItemDirective header={this.headerText[1]} content={this.content1} />
          <TabItemDirective header={this.headerText[2]} content={this.content2} />
ReactDOM.render(<ReactApp />, document.getElementById('element'));
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

    <title>Syncfusion React Tab</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2 for React Components" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src=""></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>

    <div id='container'>
        <div id='element'>
                <div id='loader'>Loading</div>


In the above sample code, element is the id of the HTML element in a page to which the Tab is initialized.

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