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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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Multi-line & scrollable tabs are available in the PRO Edition.

Tabs can be placed to the left, to the right, above, or below the elements to be controlled. You can define the tabs' appearance according to different visual styles (predefined or your own). Cross-browser compatible, XML-driven, 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 compatible
  • XHTML compatibility
  • Full controll with flexible JavaScript API
  • Loading content with Ajax or in iframes
  • Top, bottom, right, and left oriented tabs
  • Multi-line tabs
  • Scrollable
  • XML support
  • Fully customizable
  • Various predefined skin options
  • Easy initialization
  • Detailed documentation
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dhtmlxTabbar is available in Standard and Professional Editions (see feature comparison table).


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

Commercial License ($69) - Includes dhtmlxTabbar Professional Edition and allows you to use it 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) and 1 major update. Buy dhtmlxTabbar - JavaScript/Ajax TabsBuy it

Enterprise License ($199) - Includes dhtmlxTabbar Professional Edition and allows you to use it 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