Vue.js Component for Tab Panel

Tab panel implementation via reusable Vue.js component and CSS. Click the following tabs to see the demo.

The following is the source code for above demo.


<div id="vueapp">
  <tab-panel :tabpanes="mytabpanes"></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 tab-panel, and we pass data of tabs and panes to it.


'use strict';

Vue.component("tab-panel", {
    template: `
  <!-- Nav tabs -->
  <ul class="nav-tabs">
    <li v-for="(tabpane, index) in tabpanes"
        @click="tabsel = index">
  <!-- Tab panes -->
  <div class="tab-content"
     <div class="tab-pane"
          v-for="(tabpane, index) in tabpanes"
          v-show="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.

Set tabsel to 0 in the initialization phase to make first tab as default tab.


.nav-tabs {
  display: flex;
  flex-wrap: wrap;
  margin-bottom: 15px;
  border-bottom: 1px solid #ddd;
  list-style: none;
.nav-tabs > li {
  margin-bottom: 1px;
  margin-right: 1rem;
  line-height: 2rem;
.nav-tabs > li > a {
  cursor: pointer;
  text-decoration: none;
.tab-pane {
  padding: 1rem;

Use flexbox to align the tabs in one row.

Tested on:

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


[1][Vue.js] Tab Panel
[2]Vue.js Component for Semantic UI Basic Tabs
[3]Components Basics — Vue.js
[4]List Rendering — Vue.js