Getting Started with Blazor Tabs in Blazor Web App

16 Feb 202412 minutes to read

This section briefly explains about how to include Blazor Tabs component in your Blazor Web App using Visual Studio.

Prerequisites

Create a new Blazor Web App

You can create a Blazor Web App using Visual Studio 2022 via Microsoft Templates or the Syncfusion Blazor Extension.

You need to configure the corresponding Interactive render mode and Interactivity location while creating a Blazor Web Application.

Install Syncfusion Blazor Navigations and Themes NuGet in the App

To add Blazor Tabs component in the app, open the NuGet package manager in Visual Studio (Tools → NuGet Package Manager → Manage NuGet Packages for Solution), search and install Syncfusion.Blazor.Navigations and Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes.

If you utilize WebAssembly or Auto render modes in the Blazor Web App need to be install Syncfusion Blazor components NuGet packages within the client project.

Alternatively, you can utilize the following package manager command to achieve the same.

Install-Package Syncfusion.Blazor.Navigations -Version 24.2.3
Install-Package Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes -Version 24.2.3

NOTE

Syncfusion Blazor components are available in nuget.org. Refer to NuGet packages topic for available NuGet packages list with component details.

Register Syncfusion Blazor Service

Open ~/_Imports.razor file and import the Syncfusion.Blazor and Syncfusion.Blazor.Navigations namespace .

@using Syncfusion.Blazor
@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Navigations

Now, register the Syncfusion Blazor Service in the ~/Program.cs file of your Blazor Web App.

If you select an Interactive render mode as WebAssembly or Auto, you need to register the Syncfusion Blazor service in both ~/Program.cs files of your Blazor Web App.

....
using Syncfusion.Blazor;
....
builder.Services.AddSyncfusionBlazor();
....

Add stylesheet and script resources

The theme stylesheet and script can be accessed from NuGet through Static Web Assets. Include the stylesheet reference in the <head> section and the script reference at the end of the <body> in the ~/Components/App.razor file as shown below:

<head>
    ....
    <link href="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet" />
</head>

<body>
    ....
    <script src="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Core/scripts/syncfusion-blazor.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body>

NOTE

Check out the Blazor Themes topic to discover various methods (Static Web Assets, CDN, and CRG) for referencing themes in your Blazor application. Also, check out the Adding Script Reference topic to learn different approaches for adding script references in your Blazor application.

Add Syncfusion Blazor Tabs component

Add the Syncfusion Blazor Tabs component in the ~Pages/.razor file. If an interactivity location as Per page/component in the web app, define a render mode at the top of the ~Pages/.razor component, as follows:

@* desired render mode define here *@
@rendermode InteractiveAuto
<SfTab>
    <TabItems>
        <TabItem Content="Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-charactermessages called tweets.Registered users can read and post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only readthem.Users access Twitter through the website interface, SMS or mobile device app Twitter Inc. is based in SanFrancisco 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 billionsearch queries per day.">
            <ChildContent>
                <TabHeader Text="Twitter"></TabHeader>
            </ChildContent>
        </TabItem>
        <TabItem Content="Facebook is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Its website waslaunched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg with his Harvard College roommates and fellow students EduardoSaverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.">
            <ChildContent>
                <TabHeader Text="Facebook"></TabHeader>
            </ChildContent>
        </TabItem>
        <TabItem Content="WhatsApp Messenger is a proprietary cross-platform instant messaging client for smartphones that operatesunder a subscription business model.It uses the Internet to send text messages, images, video, user location andaudio media messages to other users using standard cellular mobile numbers. As of February 2016, WhatsApp had a userbase of up to one billion,[10] making it the most globally popular messaging application.WhatsApp Inc., based inMountain View, California, was acquired by Facebook Inc.on February 19, 2014, for approximately US$19.3 billion.">
            <ChildContent>
                <TabHeader Text="Whatsapp"></TabHeader>
            </ChildContent>
        </TabItem>
    </TabItems>
</SfTab>
  • Press Ctrl+F5 (Windows) or +F5 (macOS) to launch the application. This will render the Syncfusion Blazor Tabs component in your default web browser.
Blazor Tabs Component

NOTE

View Sample in GitHub.

Initialize Blazor Tab Content using Template

Tab provides support to render content using ContentTemplate property. You can give preferred content inside the ContentTemplate element.

NOTE

ContentTemplate property supports RenderFragment type to render content.

The following code explains how to initialize tab content using ContentTemplate.

<SfTab>
    <TabItems>
        <TabItem>
            <ChildContent>
                <TabHeader Text="HTML"></TabHeader>
            </ChildContent>
            <ContentTemplate>
                <div>HyperText Markup Language, commonly referred to as HTML, is the standard markup language used to create web pages. Along with CSS, and JavaScript, HTML is a cornerstone technology, used by most websites to create visually engaging web pages, user interfaces for web applications, and user interfaces for many mobile applications.[1] Web browsers can read HTML files and render them into visible or audible web pages. HTML describes the structure of a website semantically along with cues for presentation, making it a markup language, rather than a programming language.</div>
            </ContentTemplate>
        </TabItem>
        <TabItem>
            <ChildContent>
                <TabHeader Text="Java"></TabHeader>
            </ChildContent>
            <ContentTemplate>
                <div>Java is a set of computer software and specifications developed by Sun Microsystems, later acquired by Oracle Corporation, that provides a system for developing application software and deploying it in a cross-platform computing environment. Java is used in a wide variety of computing platforms from embedded devices and mobile phones to enterprise servers and supercomputers. While less common, Java applets run in secure, sandboxed environments to provide many features of native applications and can be embedded in HTML pages.</div>
            </ContentTemplate>
        </TabItem>
        <TabItem>
            <ChildContent>
                <TabHeader Text="JavaScript"></TabHeader>
            </ChildContent>
            <ContentTemplate>@DynamicContent</ContentTemplate>
        </TabItem>
    </TabItems>
</SfTab>

@code{
    public RenderFragment DynamicContent = builder =>
    {
        builder.AddContent(1, "JavaScript (JS) is an interpreted computer programming language. It was originally implemented as part of web browsers so that client-side scripts could interact with the user, control the browser, communicate asynchronously, and alter the document content that was displayed.[5] More recently, however, it has become common in both game development and the creation of desktop applications.");
    };
}
Blazor Tabs with Template

Two way binding of SelectedItem

The property SelectedItem supports two way property binding, in the following code example if either the value is changed in numeric text box or selected tab item is changed, it will reflect in both the value of numeric text box and selected tab item.

@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Inputs
@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Navigations

Selected Tab
<SfNumericTextBox TValue="int" @bind-Value="@SelectedTab" Min="0" Max="4" Width="200px"></SfNumericTextBox>

<SfTab @bind-SelectedItem="SelectedTab">
    <TabItems>
        <TabItem Content="HyperText Markup Language, commonly referred to as HTML, is the standard markup language used to create web pages. Along with CSS, and JavaScript, HTML is a cornerstone technology, used by most websites to create visually engaging web pages, user interfaces for web applications, and user interfaces for many mobile applications.[1] Web browsers can read HTML files and render them into visible or audible web pages. HTML describes the structure of a website semantically along with cues for presentation, making it a markup language, rather than a programming language.">
            <ChildContent>
                <TabHeader Text="HTML"></TabHeader>
            </ChildContent>
        </TabItem>
        <TabItem Content="C# is intended to be a simple, modern, general-purpose, object-oriented programming language. Its development team is led by Anders Hejlsberg. The most recent version is C# 5.0, which was released on August 15, 2012.">
            <ChildContent>
                <TabHeader Text="C Sharp(C#)"></TabHeader>
            </ChildContent>
        </TabItem>
        <TabItem Content="Java is a set of computer software and specifications developed by Sun Microsystems, later acquired by Oracle Corporation, that provides a system for developing application software and deploying it in a cross-platform computing environment. Java is used in a wide variety of computing platforms from embedded devices and mobile phones to enterprise servers and supercomputers. While less common, Java applets run in secure, sandboxed environments to provide many features of native applications and can be embedded in HTML pages.">
            <ChildContent>
                <TabHeader Text="Java"></TabHeader>
            </ChildContent>
        </TabItem>
        <TabItem Content="The command-line compiler, VBC.EXE, is installed as part of the freeware .NET Framework SDK. Mono also includes a command-line VB.NET compiler. The most recent version is VB 2012, which was released on August 15, 2012.">
            <ChildContent>
                <TabHeader Text="VB.Net"></TabHeader>
            </ChildContent>
        </TabItem>
        <TabItem Content="Xamarin is a San Francisco, California based software company created in May 2011[3] by the engineers that created Mono,[4] Mono for Android and MonoTouch that are cross-platform implementations of the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) and Common Language Specifications (often called Microsoft .NET). With a C#-shared codebase, developers can use Xamarin tools to write native Android, iOS, and Windows apps with native user interfaces and share code across multiple platforms.[5] Xamarin has over 1 million developers in more than 120 countries around the World as of May 2015.">
            <ChildContent>
                <TabHeader Text="Xamarin"></TabHeader>
            </ChildContent>
        </TabItem>
    </TabItems>
</SfTab>

@code {
    private int SelectedTab = 0;
}
Blazor Tabs with Data Binding

See also

  1. Getting Started with Syncfusion Blazor for client-side in .NET Core CLI
  2. Getting Started with Syncfusion Blazor for client-side in Visual Studio
  3. Getting Started with Syncfusion Blazor for server-side in .NET Core CLI

NOTE

You can also explore our Blazor Tabs example that shows you how to render and configure the tabs.