Tabview (lv_tabview)

Overview

The Tab view object can be used to organize content in tabs.

Adding tab

You can add a new tabs with lv_tabview_add_tab(tabview, "Tab name"). It will return with a pointer to a Page object where you can add the tab’s content.

Change tab

To select a new tab you can:

  • Click on it on the header part

  • Slide horizontally

  • Use lv_tabview_set_tab_act(tabview, id, LV_ANIM_ON/OFF) function

The manual sliding can be disabled with lv_tabview_set_sliding(tabview, false).

Tab button’s position

By default, the tab selector buttons are placed on the top of the Tabview. It can be changed with lv_tabview_set_btns_pos(tabview, LV_TABVIEW_BTNS_POS_TOP/BOTTOM/LEFT/RIGHT)

Note that, you can’t change the tab position from top or bottom to left or right when tabs are already added.

Hide the tabs

The tab buttons can be hidden by lv_tabview_set_btns_hidden(tabview, true)

Animation time

The animation time is adjusted by lv_tabview_set_anim_time(tabview, anim_time_ms). It is used when the new tab is loaded.

Style usage

Use lv_tabview_set_style(tabview, LV_TABVIEW_STYLE_...,  &style) to set a new style for an element of the Tabview:

  • LV_TABVIEW_STYLE_BG main background which uses all style.body properties (default: lv_style_plain)

  • LV_TABVIEW_STYLE_INDIC a thin rectangle on indicating the current tab. Uses all style.body properties. Its height comes from body.padding.inner (default: lv_style_plain_color)

  • LV_TABVIEW_STYLE_BTN_BG style of the tab buttons’ background. Uses all style.body properties. The header height will be set automatically considering body.padding.top/bottom (default: lv_style_transp)

  • LV_TABVIEW_STYLE_BTN_REL style of released tab buttons. Uses all style.body properties. (default: lv_style_tbn_rel)

  • LV_TABVIEW_STYLE_BTN_PR style of released tab buttons. Uses all style.body properties except padding. (default: lv_style_tbn_rel)

  • LV_TABVIEW_STYLE_BTN_TGL_REL style of selected released tab buttons. Uses all style.body properties except padding. (default: lv_style_tbn_rel)

  • LV_TABVIEW_STYLE_BTN_TGL_PR style of selected pressed tab buttons. Uses all style.body properties except padding. (default: lv_style_btn_tgl_pr)

The height of the header is calculated like: font height and padding.top and padding.bottom from LV_TABVIEW_STYLE_BTN_REL + padding.top and padding bottom from LV_TABVIEW_STYLE_BTN_BG

Events

Besides the Generic events the following Special events are sent by the Slider:

  • LV_EVENT_VALUE_CHANGED Sent when a new tab is selected by sliding or clicking the tab button

Learn more about Events.

Keys

The following Keys are processed by the Tabview:

  • LV_KEY_RIGHT/LEFT Select a tab

  • LV_KEY_ENTER Change to the selected tab

Learn more about Keys.

Example

C

Simple Tabview

Tabview example in LittlevGL

code

#include "lvgl/lvgl.h"

void lv_ex_tabview_1(void)
{
    /*Create a Tab view object*/
    lv_obj_t *tabview;
    tabview = lv_tabview_create(lv_scr_act(), NULL);

    /*Add 3 tabs (the tabs are page (lv_page) and can be scrolled*/
    lv_obj_t *tab1 = lv_tabview_add_tab(tabview, "Tab 1");
    lv_obj_t *tab2 = lv_tabview_add_tab(tabview, "Tab 2");
    lv_obj_t *tab3 = lv_tabview_add_tab(tabview, "Tab 3");


    /*Add content to the tabs*/
    lv_obj_t * label = lv_label_create(tab1, NULL);
    lv_label_set_text(label, "This the first tab\n\n"
                             "If the content\n"
                             "of a tab\n"
                             "become too long\n"
                             "the it \n"
                             "automatically\n"
                             "become\n"
                             "scrollable.");

    label = lv_label_create(tab2, NULL);
    lv_label_set_text(label, "Second tab");

    label = lv_label_create(tab3, NULL);
    lv_label_set_text(label, "Third tab");
}

MicroPython

Simple Tabview

Tabview example in LittlevGL

code

# Create a Tab view object
tabview = lv.tabview(lv.scr_act())

# Add 3 tabs (the tabs are page (lv_page) and can be scrolled
tab1 = tabview.add_tab("Tab 1")
tab2 = tabview.add_tab("Tab 2")
tab3 = tabview.add_tab("Tab 3")

# Add content to the tabs
label = lv.label(tab1)
label.set_text("""This the first tab

If the content
of a tab
become too long
the it 
automatically
become
scrollable.""")

label = lv.label(tab2)
label.set_text("Second tab")

label = lv.label(tab3)
label.set_text("Third tab")

API

Typedefs

typedef uint8_t lv_tabview_btns_pos_t
typedef uint8_t lv_tabview_style_t

Enums

enum [anonymous]

Position of tabview buttons.

Values:

LV_TABVIEW_BTNS_POS_TOP
LV_TABVIEW_BTNS_POS_BOTTOM
LV_TABVIEW_BTNS_POS_LEFT
LV_TABVIEW_BTNS_POS_RIGHT
enum [anonymous]

Values:

LV_TABVIEW_STYLE_BG
LV_TABVIEW_STYLE_INDIC
LV_TABVIEW_STYLE_BTN_BG
LV_TABVIEW_STYLE_BTN_REL
LV_TABVIEW_STYLE_BTN_PR
LV_TABVIEW_STYLE_BTN_TGL_REL
LV_TABVIEW_STYLE_BTN_TGL_PR

Functions

lv_obj_t *lv_tabview_create(lv_obj_t *par, const lv_obj_t *copy)

Create a Tab view object

Return

pointer to the created tab

Parameters
  • par: pointer to an object, it will be the parent of the new tab

  • copy: pointer to a tab object, if not NULL then the new object will be copied from it

void lv_tabview_clean(lv_obj_t *tabview)

Delete all children of the scrl object, without deleting scrl child.

Parameters
  • tabview: pointer to an object

lv_obj_t *lv_tabview_add_tab(lv_obj_t *tabview, const char *name)

Add a new tab with the given name

Return

pointer to the created page object (lv_page). You can create your content here

Parameters
  • tabview: pointer to Tab view object where to ass the new tab

  • name: the text on the tab button

void lv_tabview_set_tab_act(lv_obj_t *tabview, uint16_t id, lv_anim_enable_t anim)

Set a new tab

Parameters
  • tabview: pointer to Tab view object

  • id: index of a tab to load

  • anim: LV_ANIM_ON: set the value with an animation; LV_ANIM_OFF: change the value immediately

void lv_tabview_set_sliding(lv_obj_t *tabview, bool en)

Enable horizontal sliding with touch pad

Parameters
  • tabview: pointer to Tab view object

  • en: true: enable sliding; false: disable sliding

void lv_tabview_set_anim_time(lv_obj_t *tabview, uint16_t anim_time)

Set the animation time of tab view when a new tab is loaded

Parameters
  • tabview: pointer to Tab view object

  • anim_time: time of animation in milliseconds

void lv_tabview_set_style(lv_obj_t *tabview, lv_tabview_style_t type, const lv_style_t *style)

Set the style of a tab view

Parameters
  • tabview: pointer to a tan view object

  • type: which style should be set

  • style: pointer to the new style

void lv_tabview_set_btns_pos(lv_obj_t *tabview, lv_tabview_btns_pos_t btns_pos)

Set the position of tab select buttons

Parameters
  • tabview: pointer to a tab view object

  • btns_pos: which button position

void lv_tabview_set_btns_hidden(lv_obj_t *tabview, bool en)

Set whether tab buttons are hidden

Parameters
  • tabview: pointer to a tab view object

  • en: whether tab buttons are hidden

uint16_t lv_tabview_get_tab_act(const lv_obj_t *tabview)

Get the index of the currently active tab

Return

the active tab index

Parameters
  • tabview: pointer to Tab view object

uint16_t lv_tabview_get_tab_count(const lv_obj_t *tabview)

Get the number of tabs

Return

tab count

Parameters
  • tabview: pointer to Tab view object

lv_obj_t *lv_tabview_get_tab(const lv_obj_t *tabview, uint16_t id)

Get the page (content area) of a tab

Return

pointer to page (lv_page) object

Parameters
  • tabview: pointer to Tab view object

  • id: index of the tab (>= 0)

bool lv_tabview_get_sliding(const lv_obj_t *tabview)

Get horizontal sliding is enabled or not

Return

true: enable sliding; false: disable sliding

Parameters
  • tabview: pointer to Tab view object

uint16_t lv_tabview_get_anim_time(const lv_obj_t *tabview)

Get the animation time of tab view when a new tab is loaded

Return

time of animation in milliseconds

Parameters
  • tabview: pointer to Tab view object

const lv_style_t *lv_tabview_get_style(const lv_obj_t *tabview, lv_tabview_style_t type)

Get a style of a tab view

Return

style pointer to a style

Parameters
  • tabview: pointer to a ab view object

  • type: which style should be get

lv_tabview_btns_pos_t lv_tabview_get_btns_pos(const lv_obj_t *tabview)

Get position of tab select buttons

Parameters
  • tabview: pointer to a ab view object

bool lv_tabview_get_btns_hidden(const lv_obj_t *tabview)

Get whether tab buttons are hidden

Return

whether tab buttons are hidden

Parameters
  • tabview: pointer to a tab view object

struct lv_tabview_ext_t

Public Members

lv_obj_t *btns
lv_obj_t *indic
lv_obj_t *content
const char **tab_name_ptr
lv_point_t point_last
uint16_t tab_cur
uint16_t tab_cnt
uint16_t anim_time
uint8_t slide_enable
uint8_t draging
uint8_t drag_hor
uint8_t scroll_ver
uint8_t btns_hide
lv_tabview_btns_pos_t btns_pos