Close buttons for tabs

Related sample:  Close button - DHTMLX Tabbar

You can equip each Tabbar tab with a close button to make it easily closable via interface. To enable close buttons in all tabs at once, make use of the closable configuration property:

var tabbar = new dhx.Tabbar("tabbar_container", {

You can also add close buttons for separate tabs by setting an array with ids of the tabs as a value for the closable property:

var tabbar = new dhx.Tabbar("tabbar", {
    closable: ["paris", "london"]

Disabled tabs

By default, all tabs in Tabbar are enabled. It is possible to make one or several tabs disabled using the disabled configuration property:

// make one tab disabled
var tabbar = new dhx.Tabbar("tabbar_container", {
    disabled: "London"
// make several tabs disabled
var tabbar = new dhx.Tabbar("tabbar_container", {
    disabled: ["Paris", "Rome"]

Related sample:  Disabled tab - DHTMLX Tabbar

Position of tabbar

Related sample:  Mode - DHTMLX Tabbar

When initialized with default settings, Tabbar is located at the top of a page. You can locate dhtmlxTabbar at any desired side of your application by using any other value of the mode property. Besides "top", it can also take "bottom","left" or "right" values. e.g.:

var tabbar = new dhx.Tabbar("tabbar_container", {
    mode: "left"

Size of tabs

dhtmlxTabbar allows you to control the height and width of tabs with the help of appropriate configuration options - tabWidth and tabHeight. By default, they are set to 150px and 45px, correspondingly. This is how you can change the default settings:

var tabbar = new dhx.Tabbar("tabbar_container", {
    tabWidth: 200,
    tabHeight: 50

Related sample:  Tab size - DHTMLX Tabbar

Structure of tabs

The structure of Tabbar should be defined during initialization of the component. It is set within the views property. Each tab is an object with attributes, which are:

  • id - the id of a tab
  • tab - the name of a tab
  • tabCss - the name of the CSS class used for a tab
  • css - the name of the CSS class used for a cell
  • header - the header of a cell
  • html - HTML content for a tab
  • padding - the distance between the content of a cell and the border of tabbar
var tabbar = new dhx.Tabbar("tabbar_container", {
        { tab: "left", css:"panel flex", header:"Left"},
        { tab: "west", css:"panel flex", header:"West"},
        { tab: "east", css:"panel flex", header:"East"},
        { tab: "right", css:"panel flex", header:"Right" }

Tabs without content

It is possible to render a tabbar without any content. Use the noContent option for this purpose:

var tabbar = new dhx.Tabbar("tabbar_container", {

Related sample:  Without content - DHTMLX Tabbar

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