Add custom class to Tabs – ngbTabTitleClass

Similar to #1349, I was handed a requirement that would be best solved by conditionally setting a class on the <li> generated by ngbTab, using the same type options as ngClass:

 <ngb-tab *ngFor="let tab of tabs">
  <template ngbTabTitle [ngbTabTitleClass]="tab.classes">tab.title</template>
  <template ngbTabContent>tab.content</template>

I’d expect this could be done by adding the input to ngbTabTitle and updating the ngbTabSet template:

@Directive({selector: 'template[ngbTabTitle]'})
export class NgbTabTitle {
  constructor(public templateRef: TemplateRef<any>) {}
  @Input() ngbTabTitleClass: string|string[]|Set<string>|{[klass: string]: any};
<li class="nav-item" *ngFor="let tab of tabs" [ngClass]="tab.titleTpl?.ngbTabTitleClass">
  <a [id]="" class="nav-link" []=" === activeId" [class.disabled]="tab.disabled"
          href (click)="!!select(" role="tab" [attr.aria-controls]=" + '-panel'" [attr.aria-expanded]=" === activeId">
    {{tab.title}}<template [ngTemplateOutlet]="tab.titleTpl?.templateRef"></template>

3 thoughts on “Add custom class to Tabs – ngbTabTitleClass

  1. Similar to one of the examples, pasted here for your convenience:

    <ngb-tabset #t="ngbTabset">
      <ngb-tab id="configTab" title="Simple">
        <ng-template ngbTabContent>
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      <ngb-tab id="tab-selectbyid2">
        <ng-template ngbTabTitle><b>Fancy</b> title</ng-template>
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      <button class="btn btn-outline-primary" (click)="'tab-selectbyid2')">Selected tab with "tab-selectbyid2" id</button>

    using the “id” property on the ngb-tab component, setting it to whatever Id you want, to then be able to style it accordingly, you just need to add the relevant CSS(I use SCSS because it is 1000x easier) class, using:

    #taskHoursTab {
      margin-right: 0.25em;
      color: #fff;
      background-color: #18BC9C;
      border-color: #18BC9C;
      &.active {
        border-color: #18BC9C;
        color: #18BC9C;
        background-color: #fff;    

    Where, #configTab, etc, all correspond with specific tabs that I named in the HTML file. I also have a version of this that just styles ALL tabs, with a generic style, that I can show you on monday. As my work laptop is at work at the moment.

  2. it worked for me by mentioning style globally as given below. Its not working in component classes.

    .nav-tabs .nav-link:hover {
    background-color: #FFFFFF !important;
    .nav-tabs .nav-link:hover a {
    text-decoration: none;

  3. Is there still no way to add class to ul? I already have styles that works based on the class in ul. I don’t want to rewrite the css again.