Vue.js Component for Bootstrap Tab Panel

Reusable Vue.js component for Bootstrap tab panel. Use Vue.js to extend Bootstrap navigational tabs to create tabbable panes of local content. Click the following tabs to see the demo.

The following is the source code for above demo.


<!-- you can put the following line in your html head -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="" integrity="sha384-MCw98/SFnGE8fJT3GXwEOngsV7Zt27NXFoaoApmYm81iuXoPkFOJwJ8ERdknLPMO" crossorigin="anonymous">

<div id="vueapp">
  <bootstrap-tab-panel :tabpanes="mytabpanes"></bootstrap-tab-panel>

<!-- you can put the following line at the end of html body -->
<script src=""></script>

We define a Vue.js component whose name is bootstrap-tab-panel, and we pass data of tabs and panes to it.


'use strict';

Vue.component("bootstrap-tab-panel", {
    template: `
  <!-- Nav tabs -->
    <div class="nav nav-tabs" role="tablist">
      <a class="nav-item nav-link" role="tab"
         v-for="(tabpane, index) in tabpanes"
         v-bind:class="{ 'active': tabsel == index }"
         @click="tabsel = index">
  <!-- Tab panes -->
  <div class="tab-content">
    <div class="tab-pane fade" role="tabpanel"
         v-for="(tabpane, index) in tabpanes"
         v-bind:class="{ 'show active': tabsel == index }">
    props: ["tabpanes"],
    data: function() {
      return {
        tabsel: 0

var app = new Vue({
  el: '#vueapp',
  data: {
    mytabpanes: [
      {nav: "tab1", pane:"tab1 content"},
      {nav: "tab2", pane:"tab2 content"},
      {nav: "tab3", pane:"tab3 content"},
      {nav: "tab4", pane:"tab4 content"},

The data passed to the component is an array consisting of nav and content of the tabs. we use v-for to create the actual HTML of the tabs in the component.

We use the variable tabsel to indicate current selected tab. When users click on the tab, update tabsel according to the tab index and hence show the selected tab pane according to the value of tabsel.

The active class of tabs will also be updated according to tabsel. Set tabsel to 0 in the initialization phase to make first tab as default tab.

Tested on:

  • Bootstrap 4.1.3
  • Vue.js 2.5.17
  • Chromium 69.0.3497.81 on Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit)


[1]Vue.js Component for Bulma Tabs
[2]Pure CSS Bootstrap Tab Panel
[3]Components Basics — Vue.js
[4]List Rendering — Vue.js