Tabbed Interface

Figure 1 Example of Tabbed Interface consisting of 4 tabs out of which 1 tab is currently in selected state displaying the information within tabpanel

Tab widget is used to display chunks of content in a limited amount of space. In a tabbed interface, ONLY the currently active tab content is displayed while the content of the other tabs is hidden.


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