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Specify JQuery UI Ajax Tabs Panel Element

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JQuery UI supports a really handy feature called content via AJAX whereby when you click/display a tab, it will create a div element to load your content into, then perform the AJAX call and drop it in. But what happens when you want to specify the element to load the AJAX request into? Thankfully after a bit of digging around it’s not only possible, but pretty easy.

Here’s an example of AJAX load with JQuery UI Tabs:

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<div id="tabs">
    <ul>
        <li><a href="ajax-content-1.html">Tab 1</a></li>
        <li><a href="ajax-content-2.html">Tab 2</a></li>
        <li><a href="ajax-content-3.html">Tab 3</a></li>
    </ul>
</div>

And here’s how you can specify the panel elements. Simply add an aria-controls attribute to your tab LI element that points to the ID of your target panel element:

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<div id="tabs">
    <ul>
        <li aria-controls="my-first-tab"><a href="ajax-content-1.html">Tab 1</a></li>        <li aria-controls="my-second-tab"><a href="ajax-content-2.html">Tab 2</a></li>        <li aria-controls="my-third-tab"><a href="ajax-content-3.html">Tab 3</a></li>    </ul>
 
    <div id="my-first-tab"></div>    <div id="my-second-tab"></div>    <div id="my-third-tab"></div></div>

 

Demo

  • Jeremy C.

    Do you have a specific css file or something that you are using because for me they are just words, not tabs (no experience whatsoever with styling and such, I am a backend developer but I need tabs like these for a project at work)