Getting Started with UWP Tab Control (SfTabControl)

This section explains how to create a high level tab navigation using SfTabControl control.

Adding SfTabControl control

Create a Universal Windows Platform project in Visual Studio and refer to the following assemblies.

  1. Syncfusion.SfTabControl.UWP
  2. Syncfusion.SfShared.UWP

1.Include the namespace for Syncfusion.SfTabControl.UWP assembly in MainPage.xaml

<Page xmlns=""



2.Now add the SfTabControl control with a required optimal name using the included namespace

<navigation:SfTabControl x:Name="tabControl">
SfTabControl tabControl = new SfTabControl();
Dim tabControl As New SfTabControl()

Implement Model and ViewModel properties

Each tile view item, require Content and MaximizedContent property to be set. For coding simplicity, ItemsSource binding is used in this example.

1.Define the properties required in Model class:

public class Person

        public string Name { get; set; }
        public string Image { get; set; }
        public Person(string name, string image)
            Name = name;
            Image = image;
Public Class Person

		Public Property Name() As String

		Public Property Image() As String

		Public Sub New(ByVal name As String, ByVal image As String)

			Me.Name = name

			Me.Image = image

		End Sub

End Class
  1. Define and populate the collection in ViewModel class:
public class TabControlViewModel : NotificationObject

        public TabControlViewModel()
            TabControlItems = new ObservableCollection<Person>();
            TabControlItems.Add(new Person("James", "Assets/1.jpg"));
            TabControlItems.Add(new Person("Peaches", "Assets/2.jpg"));
            TabControlItems.Add(new Person("Linda", "Assets/3.jpg"));
            TabControlItems.Add(new Person("Carl", "Assets/4.jpg"));
            TabControlItems.Add(new Person("Niko", "Assets/5.jpg"));
            TabControlItems.Add(new Person("Eric", "Assets/Employee2.png"));
            TabControlItems.Add(new Person("Paul", "Assets/Employee4.png"));
            TabControlItems.Add(new Person("Clara", "Assets/Employee6.png"));
            TabControlItems.Add(new Person("Maria", "Assets/Employee11.png"));
            TabControlItems.Add(new Person("Mark", "Assets/Employee13.png"));
            TabControlItems.Add(new Person("Robin", "Assets/Employee16.png"));
            TabControlItems.Add(new Person("Chris", "Assets/Employee21.png"));
            TabControlItems.Add(new Person("James", "Assets/Employee23.png"));
            TabControlItems.Add(new Person("Mathew", "Assets/Employee25.png"));

        private ObservableCollection<Person> items;
        public ObservableCollection<Person> TabControlItems
            get { return items; }
            set { items = value; }
Public Class TabControlViewModel
	Inherits NotificationObject

		Public Sub New()

			TabControlItems = New ObservableCollection(Of Person)()

			TabControlItems.Add(New Person("James", "Assets/1.jpg"))

			TabControlItems.Add(New Person("Peaches", "Assets/2.jpg"))

			TabControlItems.Add(New Person("Linda", "Assets/3.jpg"))

			TabControlItems.Add(New Person("Carl", "Assets/4.jpg"))

			TabControlItems.Add(New Person("Niko", "Assets/5.jpg"))

			TabControlItems.Add(New Person("Eric", "Assets/Employee2.png"))

			TabControlItems.Add(New Person("Paul", "Assets/Employee4.png"))

			TabControlItems.Add(New Person("Clara", "Assets/Employee6.png"))

			TabControlItems.Add(New Person("Maria", "Assets/Employee11.png"))

			TabControlItems.Add(New Person("Mark", "Assets/Employee13.png"))

			TabControlItems.Add(New Person("Robin", "Assets/Employee16.png"))

			TabControlItems.Add(New Person("Chris", "Assets/Employee21.png"))

			TabControlItems.Add(New Person("James", "Assets/Employee23.png"))

			TabControlItems.Add(New Person("Mathew", "Assets/Employee25.png"))

		End Sub

		Private items As ObservableCollection(Of Person)

		Public Property TabControlItems() As ObservableCollection(Of Person)

				Return items
			End Get

			Set(ByVal value As ObservableCollection(Of Person))
				items = value
			End Set

		End Property

End Class

Design view for content

Set the property TabScrollButtonVisibility property to Visible for enabling the scroll buttons. Bind the view model collection to ItemSource property and design the template for content as given below.

<Navigation:SfTabControl x:Name="tabControl" SelectedIndex="0"
						 ItemsSource="{Binding TabControlItems}"




<ColumnDefinition Width="Auto"/>

<ColumnDefinition Width="*"/>



<RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>

<RowDefinition />


<Grid Margin="0 10">

<Image Source="{Binding Image}" Height="140"
       VerticalAlignment="Top" Stretch="Uniform"/>

<RichTextBlock Grid.Column="1" Margin="10">


<Run FontSize="18">

    TabItem contain the details of Employee in TabControl.








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