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Create (lovely) React Tabs !

ziratsu profile image Ustariz Enzo ・Updated on ・1 min read

No ! You don't need some dependencies to create your own Tabs with React in 2 minutes.

(Full Source code at the bottom)


If you prefer to watch the video version it's right here :

1. Setup your state

Import useState, and make it start at "1", since we want the first tab to show off.

const [toggleState, setToggleState] = useState(1);
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2. Setup the toggle

In the JSX, setup an eventListener, notice that we use an anonymous function to call a function with an argument :

<button
   className="tabs"
   onClick={() => toggleTab(1)}
>
  Tab 1
</button>

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Then create that sweet function that changes the state :

const toggleTab = (index) => {
    setToggleState(index);
}
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Wow, the logic is already done !

3. It's conditionnal class rendering time.

Now we want to display the right tab & the right content at the same time, we will indeed use the handy ternary operator.

For each tab :

 <button
    className={toggleState === 1 ? "tabs active-tabs" : "tabs"}
    onClick={() => toggleTab(1)}
 >
    Tab 1
 </button>
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For each content :

<div
className={toggleState === 1 ? "content  active-content" : "content"}
>
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And voilà ! 🥖🍷
A lovely reusable component.

Source code, with all the shiny CSS is right here :
https://github.com/Ziratsu/YT-REACT-TABS/blob/master/src/App.js

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See you next time for some quick and polished tutorials !

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