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dhtmlxTabbar is a JavaScript tab bar control for creating a dynamic tabbed-navigation interface. With this component, you can add feature-rich, nice-looking tabs to your website or application in a matter of minutes.

The tabs can be easily initialized on a web page, which makes building Ajax-based tabbed interfaces a breeze. Just assign any elements on your page (for example, divs) to the tabs of the dhtmlxTabbar, and it will automatically do all the work for you. The component will switch these elements, displaying them as the corresponding tab is clicked.

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Tabs can be top or bottom oriented, and a close button can be added to each tab. dhtmlxTabbar comes with 3 predefined skins you can choose from. Cross-browser compatible and fully configurable with a rich JavaScript API, dhtmlxTabbar provides a simple but powerful building block for client-side navigation.

Together with other DHTMLX components, the tab bar module offers another ready-to-use element for building Ajax-driven web apps. dhtmlxTabbar supports a single-command integration with the DHTMLX components and provides a unified API for assigning objects to tabs or detaching them from tabs.


  • Cross-browser (IE, FF, Chrome, Safari, Opera)
  • Full controll with flexible JavaScript API
  • Loading content with Ajax or in iframes
  • Top or bottom oriented tabs
  • Close button for each tab
  • Scrollable
  • 3 predefined skins
  • XML, JSON support
  • Auto show/hide left-right tabs arrows mode
  • Fully customizable
  • Easy initialization
  • Full-screen mode (the tabbar takes the entire browser window space)
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dhtmlxTabbar is available in the Standard Edition only. Download and use dhtmlxTabbar for free under GNU GPL, or buy a Commercial or Enterprise License to use the component in a non-GPL application/website and get official support.


Open Source - GPL - Allows the use of dhtmlxTabbar Standard in GPL projects for free. Download dhtmlxTabbar - JavaScript/Ajax TabsDownload

Commercial License ($69) - Allows you to use dhtmlxTabbar Standard in one project (application) with an unlimited number of copies. With this license, you receive 1 month of support (or 5 support requests within 12 months). Buy dhtmlxTabbar - JavaScript/Ajax TabsBuy it

Enterprise License ($199) - Allows you to use dhtmlxTabbar Standard in an unlimited number of projects on the condition that all of them are developed by one company. Free support/upgrades are provided for the first 12 months. Buy dhtmlxTabbar - JavaScript/Ajax TabsBuy it