NavigableContainer Edit

NavigableContainer is a React component to render a container navigable using the keyboard. Only things that are focusable can be navigated to. It will currently always be a div.

NavigableContainer is exported as two classes: NavigableMenu and TabbableContainer. NavigableContainer itself is not exported. NavigableMenu and TabbableContainer have the props listed below. Any other props will be passed through to the div.

Props Props

These are the props that NavigableMenu and TabbableContainer. Any props which are specific to one class are labelled appropriately.

onNavigate onNavigate

A callback invoked when the menu navigates to one of its children passing the index and child as an argument

  • Type: Function
  • Required: No

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cycle cycle

A boolean which tells the component whether or not to cycle from the end back to the beginning and vice versa.

  • Type: Boolean
  • Required: No
  • default: true

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orientation (NavigableMenu only) orientation (NavigableMenu only)

The orientation of the menu. It could be “vertical”, “horizontal” or “both”

  • Type: String
  • Required: No
  • Default: "vertical"

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Classes Classes

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A NavigableMenu allows movement up and down (or left and right) the component via the arrow keys. The tab key is not handled. The orientation prop is used to determine whether the arrow keys used are vertical, horizontal or both.

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TabbableContainer TabbableContainer

A TabbableContainer will only be navigated using the tab key. Every intended tabstop must have a tabIndex 0.

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Usage Usage

import {
} from '@wordpress/components';

function onNavigate( index, target ) {
    console.log( `Navigates to ${ index }`, target );

const MyNavigableContainer = () => (
        <span>Navigable Menu:</span>
        <NavigableMenu onNavigate={ onNavigate } orientation="horizontal">
            <Button variant="secondary">Item 1</Button>
            <Button variant="secondary">Item 2</Button>
            <Button variant="secondary">Item 3</Button>

        <span>Tabbable Container:</span>
        <TabbableContainer onNavigate={ onNavigate }>
            <Button variant="secondary" tabIndex="0">
                Section 1
            <Button variant="secondary" tabIndex="0">
                Section 2
            <Button variant="secondary" tabIndex="0">
                Section 3
            <Button variant="secondary" tabIndex="0">
                Section 4