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    jquery-bootstrap-scrolling-tabs

    jQuery plugin for making Bootstrap 3 Tabs scroll horizontally rather than wrap.

    Here's what they look like:

    And here are plunks showing them working with:

    Use Cases

    Optional Features

    There are also optional features available:

    Usage

    1. Download it or install it using bower: bower install jquery-bootstrap-scrolling-tabs or npm: npm install jquery-bootstrap-scrolling-tabs
    2. Include dist/jquery.scrolling-tabs.min.css (or dist/jquery.scrolling-tabs.css) on your page after Bootstrap's CSS
    3. Include dist/jquery.scrolling-tabs.min.js (or dist/jquery.scrolling-tabs.js) on your page (make sure that jQuery is included before it, of course)

    Breaking Change for v2.0.0: Only affects swiping for touch screens

    Swiping functionality is now handled via code rather than the browser's built-in scrolling with a scrollbar due to conflicts that occurred if, on a touch screen, you performed a combination of swiping and pressing the scroll arrows. If you enabled swiping by passing in option enableSwiping: true, this change should not break anything, and should, in fact, fix a problem. However, if instead you enabled swiping by manually adding CSS class scrtabs-allow-scrollbar to a parent element of the scrolling tabs, that will no longer trigger a horizontal scrollbar for the tabs, so swiping will not be active. To enable swiping, you will need to pass in option enableSwiping: true.

    Breaking Change for v1.0.0

    • The plugin files, jquery.scrolling-tabs.js and jquery.scrolling-tabs.css, have been moved from the project root into <root>/dist/.

    Possible Breaking Change for v1.0.0

    • The jQuery dependency has been bumped from <3.0.0 to <4.0.0.

    Overview

    If you're using Bootstrap Tabs (nav-tabs) and you don't want them to wrap if the page is too narrow to accommodate them all in one row, you can use this plugin to keep them in a row that scrolls horizontally without a scrollbar.

    It adjusts itself on window resize (debounced to prevent resize event wackiness), so if the window is widened enough to accommodate all tabs, scrolling will deactivate and the scroll arrows will disappear. (And, of course, vice versa if the window is narrowed.)

    Note: Similar to Bootstrap tabs, nested tabs are not supported.

    Use Cases

    Use Case #1: HTML-defined Tabs

    If your nav-tabs markup looks like this:

    <!-- Nav tabs -->
    <ul class="nav nav-tabs" role="tablist">
      <li role="presentation" class="active"><a href="#tab1" role="tab" data-toggle="tab">Tab Number 1</a></li>
      <li role="presentation"><a href="#tab2" role="tab" data-toggle="tab">Tab Number 2</a></li>
      <li role="presentation"><a href="#tab3" role="tab" data-toggle="tab">Tab Number 3</a></li>
      <li role="presentation"><a href="#tab4" role="tab" data-toggle="tab">Tab Number 4</a></li>
      <li role="presentation"><a href="#tab5" role="tab" data-toggle="tab">Tab Number 5</a></li>
    </ul>
     
    <!-- Tab panes -->
    <div class="tab-content">
      <div role="tabpanel" class="tab-pane active" id="tab1">Tab 1 content...</div>
      <div role="tabpanel" class="tab-pane" id="tab2">Tab 2 content...</div>
      <div role="tabpanel" class="tab-pane" id="tab3">Tab 3 content...</div>
      <div role="tabpanel" class="tab-pane" id="tab4">Tab 4 content...</div>
      <div role="tabpanel" class="tab-pane" id="tab5">Tab 5 content...</div>
    </div>

    you can wrap the tabs in the scroller like this:

    $('.nav-tabs').scrollingTabs();
    Bootstrap 4 Support

    If you're using Bootstrap 4, you need to pass in option bootstrapVersion: 4 (the default is 3):

    $('.nav-tabs').scrollingTabs({
      bootstrapVersion: 4  
    });

    Bootstrap 4 handles some things differently than 3 (e.g., the active class gets applied to the tab's li > a element rather than the li itself)

    reverseScroll Option

    You can also pass in the reverseScroll option:

    $('.nav-tabs').scrollingTabs({
      reverseScroll: true  
    });

    This will reverse the direction the tabs slide when you click a scroll arrow. More details here.

    scrollToTabEdge Option

    You can also pass in the scrollToTabEdge option:

    $('.nav-tabs').scrollingTabs({
      scrollToTabEdge: true  
    });

    This will force the scrolling to always end with a tab edge aligned with the left scroll arrow. More details here.

    disableScrollArrowsOnFullyScrolled Option

    You can also pass in the disableScrollArrowsOnFullyScrolled option:

    $('.nav-tabs').scrollingTabs({
      disableScrollArrowsOnFullyScrolled: true  
    });

    If you're using the default scroll setting, this will cause the left scroll arrow to disable when the tabs are scrolled fully left (on page load, for example), and the right scroll arrow to disable when the tabs are scrolled fully right.

    If you have the reverseScroll option set to true, the opposite arrows will disable.

    widthMultiplier Option

    You can also pass in the widthMultiplier option:

    $('.nav-tabs').scrollingTabs({
      widthMultiplier: 0.5
    });

    Pass in a value less than 1 if you want the tabs container to be less than the full width of its parent element. For example, if you want the tabs container to be half the width of its parent, pass in 0.5.

    tabClickHandler Option

    You can also use the tabClickHandler option to pass in a callback function to execute any time a tab is clicked:

    $('.nav-tabs').scrollingTabs({
      tabClickHandler: function (e) {
        var clickedTabElement = this;
      }
    });

    The callback function is simply passed as the event handler to jQuery's .on(), so the function will receive the jQuery event as an argument, and 'this' inside the function will be the clicked tab's anchor element.

    Preventing Flash of Unwrapped Tabs

    To prevent a flash of the tabs on page load/refresh before they get wrapped inside the scroller, you can hide your .nav-tabs and .tab-content with some CSS (display: none).

    The plugin will automatically unhide the .nav-tabs when they're ready, and you can hook into the ready.scrtabs event (which gets fired when the tabs are ready) to unhide your .tab-content:

    $('.nav-tabs')
      .scrollingTabs()
      .on('ready.scrtabs', function() {
        $('.tab-content').show();
      });
    Forcing a Refresh

    The scrolling container should automatically refresh itself on window resize, but to manually force a refresh you can call the plugin's refresh method:

    $('.nav-tabs').scrollingTabs('refresh');
    Forcing a Scroll to the Active Tab

    On window resize, the scrolling container should automatically scroll to the active tab if it's offscreen, but you can also programmatically force a scroll to the active tab any time (if, for example, you're programmatically setting the active tab) by calling the plugin's scrollToActiveTab method:

    $('.nav-tabs').scrollingTabs('scrollToActiveTab');

    Use Case #2: Data-driven Tabs

    If your tabs are data-driven rather than defined in your markup, you just need to pass your tabs array to the plugin and it will generate the tab elements for you.

    So your tabs data should look something like this (note that the tab titles can contain HTML):

    var myTabs = [
      { paneId: 'tab01', title: 'Tab <em>1</em> of 12', content: 'Tab Number 1 Content', active: true, disabled: false },
      { paneId: 'tab02', title: 'Tab 2 of 12', content: 'Tab Number 2 Content', active: false, disabled: false },
      { paneId: 'tab03', title: 'Tab 3 of 12', content: 'Tab Number 3 Content', active: false, disabled: false },
      { paneId: 'tab04', title: 'Tab 4 of 12', content: 'Tab Number 4 Content', active: false, disabled: false },
      { paneId: 'tab05', title: 'Tab 5 of 12', content: 'Tab Number 5 Content', active: false, disabled: false }
    ];
     

    You would then need a target element to append the tabs and panes to, like this:

    <!-- build .nav-tabs and .tab-content in here -->
    <div id="tabs-inside-here"></div>

    Then just call the plugin on that element, passing a settings object with a tabs property pointing to your tabs array:

    $('#tabs-inside-here').scrollingTabs({
      tabs: myTabs
    });
     
    Required Tab Data Properties

    Each tab object in the array must have a property for

    • the tab title (text or HTML)
    • the ID of its target pane (text)
    • its active state (bool)

    Optionally, it can also have a boolean for its disabled state.

    'Content' Property for Tab Panes

    If you want the plugin to generate the tab panes also, include a content property on the tab objects.

    If your tab objects have a content property but you don't want the plugin to generate the panes, pass in plugin option ignoreTabPanes: true when calling the plugin.

    $('#tabs-inside-here').scrollingTabs({
      tabs: myTabs,
      ignoreTabPanes: true
    });
     
    Custom Tab Data Property Names

    By default, the plugin assumes those properties will be named title, paneId, active, disabled, and content, but if you want to use different property names, you can pass your property names in as properties on the settings object:

    $('#tabs-inside-here').scrollingTabs({
      tabs: myTabs, // required,
      propTitle: 'myTitle', // required if not 'title'
      propPaneId: 'myPaneId', // required if not 'paneId'
      propActive: 'myActive', // required if not 'active'
      propDisabled: 'myDisabled', // required if not 'disabled'
      propContent: 'myContent' // required if not 'content'
    });
    ```javascript
     
     
     
    So, for example, if your tab objects used the property name `label` for their titles instead of `title`, you would need to pass property `propTitle: 'label'` in your settings object.
     
    ```javascript
    $('#tabs-inside-here').scrollingTabs({
      tabs: myTabs,
      propTitle: 'label'
    });
     
    scrollToTabEdge Option

    And just like in Use Case #1, you can also pass in the scrollToTabEdge option if you want to force the scrolling to always end with a tab edge aligned with the left scroll arrow:

    $('#tabs-inside-here').scrollingTabs({
      tabs: myTabs,
      scrollToTabEdge: true  
    });

    You can also pass in the disableScrollArrowsOnFullyScrolled option if you want the scroll arrow to disable when the tabs are fully scrolled in that direction:

    $('#tabs-inside-here').scrollingTabs({
      tabs: myTabs,
      disableScrollArrowsOnFullyScrolled: true  
    });
    Refreshing after Tab Data Change

    On tabs data change, just call the plugin's refresh method to refresh the tabs on the page:

    $('#tabs-inside-here').scrollingTabs('refresh');
    forceActiveTab Option

    On tabs data change, if you want the active tab to be set based on the updated tabs data (i.e., you want to override the current active tab setting selected by the user), for example, if you added a new tab and you want it to be the active tab, pass the forceActiveTab flag on refresh:

    $('#tabs-inside-here').scrollingTabs('refresh', {
      forceActiveTab: true
    });

    Reverse Scroll

    By default, on page load, if there are tabs hidden off the right side of the page, you would click the right scroll arrow to slide those tabs into view (and vice versa for the left scroll arrow, of course, if there are tabs hidden off the left side of the page).

    You can reverse the direction the tabs slide when an arrow is clicked by passing in option reverseScroll: true:

    $('#tabs-inside-here').scrollingTabs({
      tabs: myTabs,
      reverseScroll: true  
    });

    This might be the more intuitive behavior for mobile devices.

    Force Scroll to Tab Edge

    If you want to ensure the scrolling always ends with a tab edge aligned with the left scroll arrow so there won't be a partially hidden tab, pass in option scrollToTabEdge: true:

    $('#tabs-inside-here').scrollingTabs({
      tabs: myTabs,
      scrollToTabEdge: true  
    });

    There's no way to guarantee the left and right edges will be full tabs because that's dependent on the the width of the tabs and the window. So this just makes sure the left side will be a full tab.

    Disable Scroll Arrows on Fully Scrolled

    If you want the left scroll arrow to disable when the tabs are scrolled fully left (the way they would be on page load, for example), and the right scroll arrow to disable when the tabs are scrolled fully right, pass in option disableScrollArrowsOnFullyScrolled: true:

    $('#tabs-inside-here').scrollingTabs({
      tabs: myTabs,
      disableScrollArrowsOnFullyScrolled: true  
    });

    Note that if you have the reverseScroll option set to true, the opposite arrows will disable.

    Handle Delayed Scrollbar

    If you experience a situation where the right scroll arrow wraps to the next line due to a vertical scrollbar coming into existence on the page after the plugin already calculated its width without a scrollbar present, pass in option handleDelayedScrollbar: true:

    $('.nav-tabs').scrollingTabs({
      handleDelayedScrollbar: true  
    });

    This would occur if, for example, the bulk of the page's content loaded after a delay, and only then did a vertical scrollbar become necessary.

    It would also occur if a vertical scrollbar only appeared on selection of a particular tab that had more content than the default tab.

    This is not enabled by default because, since a window resize event is not triggered by a vertical scrollbar appearing, it requires adding an iframe to the page that listens for resize events because a scrollbar appearing in the parent window does trigger a resize event in the iframe, which then dispatches a resize event to the parent, triggering the plugin to recalculate its width.

    Width Multiplier

    If you want the tabs container to be less than the full width of its parent element, pass in a widthMultiplier value that's less than 1. For example, if you want the tabs container to be half the width of its parent, pass in option widthMultiplier: 0.5:

    $('#tabs-inside-here').scrollingTabs({
      tabs: myTabs,
      widthMultiplier: 0.5  
    });

    Tab Click Handler

    You can pass in a callback function that executes any time a tab is clicked using the tabClickHandler option. The callback function is simply passed as the event handler to jQuery's .on(), so the function will receive the jQuery event as an argument, and 'this' inside the function will be the clicked tab's anchor element.

    $('#tabs-inside-here').scrollingTabs({
      tabs: myTabs,
      tabClickHandler: function (e) {
        var clickedTabElement = this;
      }  
    });

    Custom Scroll Arrow classes

    You can pass in custom values for the class attributes for the left- and right scroll arrows using options cssClassLeftArrow and cssClassRightArrow.

    The defaults are glyphicon glyphicon-chevron-left and glyphicon glyphicon-chevron-right.

    Using different icons might require you to add custom styling to the arrows to position the icons correctly; the arrows can be targeted with these selectors:

    .scrtabs-tab-scroll-arrow

    .scrtabs-tab-scroll-arrow-left

    .scrtabs-tab-scroll-arrow-right

    $('#tabs-inside-here').scrollingTabs({
      tabs: myTabs,
      cssClassLeftArrow: 'fa fa-chevron-left',
      cssClassRightArrow: 'fa fa-chevron-right'
    });

    Custom Scroll Arrow content

    You can pass in custom values for the left- and right scroll arrow HTML using options leftArrowContent and rightArrowContent. This will override any custom cssClassLeftArrow and cssClassRightArrow settings.

    For example, if you wanted to use svg icons, you could set them like so:

    $('#tabs-inside-here').scrollingTabs({
      tabs: myTabs,
      leftArrowContent: [
        '<div class="custom-arrow">',
        '  <svg class="icon icon-point-left">',
        '    <use xlink:href="#icon-point-left"></use>',
        '  </svg>',
        '</div>'
      ].join(''),
      rightArrowContent: [
        '<div class="custom-arrow">',
        '  <svg class="icon icon-point-right">',
        '    <use xlink:href="#icon-point-right"></use>',
        '  </svg>',
        '</div>'
      ].join('')
    });

    You would then need to add some CSS to make them work correctly if you don't give them the default scrtabs-tab-scroll-arrow classes. This plunk shows it working with svg icons: http://plnkr.co/edit/2MdZCAnLyeU40shxaol3?p=preview

    When using this option, you can also mark a child element within the arrow content as the click target if you don't want the entire content to be clickable. You do that my adding the CSS class scrtabs-click-target to the element that should be clickable, like so:

    $('#tabs-inside-here').scrollingTabs({
      tabs: myTabs,
      leftArrowContent: [
        '<div class="scrtabs-tab-scroll-arrow scrtabs-tab-scroll-arrow-left">',
        '  <button class="scrtabs-click-target" type="button">',
        '    <i class="custom-chevron-left"></i>',
        '  </button>',
        '</div>'
      ].join(''),
      rightArrowContent: [
        '<div class="scrtabs-tab-scroll-arrow scrtabs-tab-scroll-arrow-right">',
        '  <button class="scrtabs-click-target" type="button">',
        '    <i class="custom-chevron-right"></i>',
        '  </button>',
        '</div>'
      ].join('')
    });

    Custom Tab LI content

    To specify custom HTML for the tabs' LI elements, you can pass in option tabsLiContent.

    It must be a string array, each entry being an HTML string that defines the tab LI element for the corresponding tab (i.e., same index) in the tabs array.

    These entries will override the default <li role="presentation" class=""></li>.

    So, for example, if you had 3 tabs and you needed a custom tooltip attribute on each one, your tabsLiContent array might look like this (although you would probably build the array dynamically using the myTabs data):

    $('#tabs-inside-here').scrollingTabs({
      tabs: myTabs,
      tabsLiContent: [
        '<li role="presentation" tooltip="Custom TT 1" class="custom-li"></li>',
        '<li role="presentation" tooltip="Custom TT 2" class="custom-li"></li>',
        '<li role="presentation" tooltip="Custom TT 3" class="custom-li"></li>'
      ]
    });

    This plunk demonstrates its usage (in conjunction with tabsPostProcessors): http://plnkr.co/edit/ugJLMk7lmDCuZQziQ0k0

    Tab LI and Anchor Post-Processors

    To perform additional processing on the tab LI and/or Anchor elements after they've been created, you can pass in option tabsPostProcessors.

    This is an array of functions, each one associated with an entry in the tabs array. When a tab element has been created, its associated post-processor function will be called with two arguments: the newly created $li and $a jQuery elements for that tab.

    This allows you to, for example, attach a custom click handler to each anchor tag.

    $('#tabs-inside-here').scrollingTabs({
      tabs: myTabs,
      tabsPostProcessors: [
        function ($li, $a) { console.log("Tab 1 clicked. $a.href: ", $a.attr('href')); },
        function ($li, $a) { console.log("Tab 2 clicked. $a.href: ", $a.attr('href')); },
        function ($li, $a) { console.log("Tab 3 clicked. $a.href: ", $a.attr('href')); }
      ]
    });

    This plunk demonstrates its usage (in conjunction with tabsLiContent): http://plnkr.co/edit/ugJLMk7lmDCuZQziQ0k0

    Enable Horizontal Swiping for Touch Screens

    To enable horizontal swiping for touch screens, pass in option enableSwiping: true when initializing the plugin:

    $('.nav-tabs').scrollingTabs({
      enableSwiping: true  
    });

    This will enable swiping for any browser that supports touch events.

    Enable Right-to-Left Language Support

    To enable support for right-to-left languages, pass in option enableRtlSupport: true when initializing the plugin:

    $('.nav-tabs').scrollingTabs({
      enableRtlSupport: true  
    });

    With this option enabled, the plugin will check the page's <html> tag for attribute dir="rtl" and will adjust its behavior accordingly.

    Setting Defaults

    Any options that can be passed into the plugin can also be set on the plugin's defaults object:

    $.fn.scrollingTabs.defaults.tabs = myTabs;
    $.fn.scrollingTabs.defaults.forceActiveTab = true;
    $.fn.scrollingTabs.defaults.scrollToTabEdge = true;
    $.fn.scrollingTabs.defaults.disableScrollArrowsOnFullyScrolled = true;
    $.fn.scrollingTabs.defaults.handleDelayedScrollbar = true;
    $.fn.scrollingTabs.defaults.reverseScroll = true;
    $.fn.scrollingTabs.defaults.widthMultiplier = 0.5;
    $.fn.scrollingTabs.defaults.enableSwiping = true;
    $.fn.scrollingTabs.defaults.enableRtlSupport = true;

    Events

    The plugin triggers event ready.scrtabs when the tabs have been wrapped in the scroller and are ready for viewing:

    $('.nav-tabs')
      .scrollingTabs()
      .on('ready.scrtabs', function() {
        // tabs ready, do my other stuff...
      });
     
    $('#tabs-inside-here')
      .scrollingTabs({ tabs: tabs })
      .on('ready.scrtabs', function() {
        // tabs ready, do my other stuff...
      });

    Destroying the Plugin

    To destroy the plugin, call its destroy method:

    $('#tabs-inside-here').scrollingTabs('destroy');

    If you were wrapping markup, the markup will be restored; if your tabs were data-driven, the tabs will be destroyed along with the plugin.

    Custom SCSS

    Customise the SCSS by including jquery.scrolling-tabs.scss and overriding the following variables:

    • $scrtabs-tabs-height - The height of the tabs.
    • $scrtabs-border-color - The tabs border color.
    • $scrtabs-foreground-color - The text color.
    • $scrtabs-background-color-hover - The background color of the tabs when hovered over.

    License

    MIT License.

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    npm i jquery-bootstrap-scrolling-tabs

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