Tab Container

Note

While similar to the Tab Set component, the Tab Container differs in two ways:

  • You cannot adjust the spacing between the tabs in a Tab Container.
  • Where there is not enough space to display all of the tabs in a Tab Container, the component renders as an accordion, with tabs stacked vertically atop one another. (The Tab Set component, on the other hand, displays overflow tabs in a dropdown menu.)

In general, unless there is a specific design requirement that can only be addressed by using the Tab Container, Skuid recommends using the Tab Set.

A layout component, the Tab Container is used to group other components within tabs that end users click; when opened, these tabs display features and data. Skuid components can be organized within specific tabs in the Tab Container.

Note

Only one vertical tab can be open at a time.

Using the Tab Container Component

The Tab Container allows end users to switch between sets of data or visualizations with a click. Tabs can be used as guides for inputting or updating information, making applications more intuitive, and reducing time spent scrolling or clicking through an app.

Add a Tab Container to the page, then equip it with tabs, and fill the tabs with components.

Add Tabs

  • Add tabs by clicking Add tab on the Tab Container.
    • The Tab Container defaults to one tab.
  • Remove tabs by clicking on the tab, then clicking Remove.
  • Reposition tabs by clicking and dragging them left or right to the desired location in the set.

Add Components to Tabs

  • Add components by clicking and dragging desired components into a tab within the Tab Container. Component properties can then be modified as usual to adjust appearance and behavior.

Note

Adding a Tab Container component to a tab will create a set of subtabs.

Properties

(Just need to look up a property? Try going directly to the Property Library.)

Tab Container Properties

Basic Tab [[]]

  • Unique ID (optional): Skuid automatically generates an alphanumeric ID for the component; if preferred, give it a practical name.
  • Remember active tab: If true, Skuid’s personalization framework will remember the last tab an end user was on and will automatically reopen that tab when the user returns to this page.
  • Aria label: Add a label to be used by access technologies such as screen readers and conforms to Web Accessibility Initiative—Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) specifications. This property can be a specific string of text, the merge variables of one or more fields, or a combination of the two.

Note

If no Aria Label is specified, access technologies will use the Tab label.

Styles tab [[]]

Global styles for this component are set in the Design System Studio. The following Style properties can be adjusted for an individual page.

  • Style variant: Style variants are created and set in the Design System Studio. Some components have pre-defined variants for a specific aspect of a component’s style. Also, Skuid Builders can style and customize elements to create their own themes within the DSS. These themes will dynamically populate as selectable values in the Style Variant dropdown menu.

  • Spacing: Sets the spacing of the Header relative to other components on the page. Spacing can be managed for Top margin, Bottom margin, Left margin, Right margin. All margins can be set to one of the following:

    • None
    • Extra Small
    • Small
    • Reduced
    • Regular
    • Increased
    • Large
    • Extra Large
    • Huge

    Note

    These sizes are relative to one another; the baseline is determined by Design System settings.

Display Logic tab [[]]

Standard display logic options are available to display or hide the component or feature.

Tab Properties

Basic tab [[]]

  • Tab label: The text that appears as the tab’s title in the component. Defaults to “New Tab.”
  • Icon (optional): A visual icon that will appear beside the tab label. Commonly used to guide users to relevant information more quickly. Click warning to open the library of available icons.

Advanced tab [[]]

  • Tab panel unique Id (optional). Allows for a tab’s content panel to be reliably referenced via JavaScript or set via a URL hash, such as apex/skuid_UI?page=AccountDetail#CasesTab.

Actions tab [[]]

Use these properties to add actions to individual tabs on the Tab Container.

  • When first shown: Actions will only run the first time an end user selects this Tab on page load.
  • Whenever rendered: Actions will run every time an end user selects this Tab.

Click add Add action, then select:

Click add Add action, then select:

Display Logic tab [[]]

Standard display logic options are available to display or hide the component or feature.