UbuntuUI Tab

One of the navigation pattern that can be used within an Ubuntu App is the flat navigation. Tabs are the standard way to provide such a navigation pattern from within your application.

A Tab represents the UI element that hosts your tab content. This UI element is being activated by the user selecting it as part of the Header element.



      <div data-role="mainview">
        <header data-role="header" id="headerID">
          <ul data-role="tabs">
            <li data-role="tabitem" data-page="tabID">
            <li data-role="tabitem" data-page="page2">

        <div data-role="content">
            <div data-role="tab" id="tabID">
            <div data-role="tab" id="page2">


    JavaScript access:
    var tab = UI.tab("tabID");
  • Methods

activate() Activates the current tab.

deactivate() Deactivates the current tab.

DOMElement element() Returns the DOM element associated with the selector this widget is bind to.

Returns: <DOMElement>

var mytab = UI.tab("tabid").element();

Boolean isTab() Validates that a given DOM node element is a Ubuntu UI Tab.

Returns: <Boolean> if the DOM element is a tab