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Created: 2022-04-24 | Last update: 2022-04-24

Markdown Content Tabs

Sometimes, it's desirable to group alternative content under different tabs, e.g. when describing how to access an API from different languages or environments. Material for MkDocs allows for beautiful and functional tabs, grouping code blocks and other content.

Usage

Grouping code blocks

Code blocks are one of the primary targets to be grouped, and can be considered a special case of content tabs, as tabs with a single code block are always rendered without horizontal spacing:

Example:

Content tabs with code blocks
=== "C"

    ``` c
    #include <stdio.h>

    int main(void) {
      printf("Hello world!\n");
      return 0;
    }
    ```

=== "C++"

    ``` c++
    #include <iostream>

    int main(void) {
      std::cout << "Hello world!" << std::endl;
      return 0;
    }
    ```

Result:

#include <stdio.h>

int main(void) {
  printf("Hello world!\n");
  return 0;
}
#include <iostream>

int main(void) {
  std::cout << "Hello world!" << std::endl;
  return 0;
}

Grouping other content

When a content tab contains more than one code block, it is rendered with horizontal spacing. Vertical spacing is never added, but can be achieved by nesting tabs in other blocks:

Example:

Content tabs
=== "Unordered list"

    * Sed sagittis eleifend rutrum
    * Donec vitae suscipit est
    * Nulla tempor lobortis orci

=== "Ordered list"

    1. Sed sagittis eleifend rutrum
    2. Donec vitae suscipit est
    3. Nulla tempor lobortis orci

Result:

  • Sed sagittis eleifend rutrum
  • Donec vitae suscipit est
  • Nulla tempor lobortis orci
  1. Sed sagittis eleifend rutrum
  2. Donec vitae suscipit est
  3. Nulla tempor lobortis orci

Embedded content

When [SuperFences] is enabled, content tabs can contain arbitrary nested content, including further content tabs, and can be nested in other blocks like [admonitions] or blockquotes:

Example:

Content tabs in admonition
!!! example

    === "Unordered List"

        ``` markdown
        * Sed sagittis eleifend rutrum
        * Donec vitae suscipit est
        * Nulla tempor lobortis orci
        ```

    === "Ordered List"

        ``` markdown
        1. Sed sagittis eleifend rutrum
        2. Donec vitae suscipit est
        3. Nulla tempor lobortis orci
        ```

Result:

Example

* Sed sagittis eleifend rutrum
* Donec vitae suscipit est
* Nulla tempor lobortis orci
1. Sed sagittis eleifend rutrum
2. Donec vitae suscipit est
3. Nulla tempor lobortis orci
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