Switch Between React Components using Fluent UI Pivot in SPFx

This article provide steps to Switch Between React Components using Fluent UI Pivot in the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) web part, generally Fluent UI Pivot control used for navigating frequently accessed, distinct content categories. Pivots allow for navigation between two or more content views and relies on text headers to articulate the different sections of content.

Create a new web part project

Open power shell and run following comment to create a new web part by running the Yeoman SharePoint Generator

yo @microsoft/sharepoint

When prompted:

Enter the webpart name as your solution name, and then select Enter.
Select Create a subfolder with solution name for where to place the files.
Select Y to allow the solution to be deployed to all sites immediately.
Select N on the question if solution contains unique permissions.
Select WebPart as the client-side component type to be created.

The next set of prompts ask for specific information about your web part:

Enter your web part name, and then select Enter.
Enter your web part description, and then select Enter.
Select React framework as the framework you would like to use, and then select Enter.

Start Visual Studio Code (or your favorite code editor) within the context of the newly created project folder.

cd .\web part name\
code .

Primary react component

Update the <web part name>.tsx file

import * as React from 'react';
import styles from './SpfxFluentuiPivot.module.scss';
import { ISpfxFluentuiPivotProps } from './ISpfxFluentuiPivotProps';
import SpfxFluentuiPivotTab1 from './SpfxFluentuiPivotTab1';
import SpfxFluentuiPivotTab2 from './SpfxFluentuiPivotTab2';
import SpfxFluentuiPivotTab3 from './SpfxFluentuiPivotTab3';
import { Pivot, PivotItem } from 'office-ui-fabric-react/lib/Pivot';


export default class SpfxFluentuiPivot extends React.Component<ISpfxFluentuiPivotProps, {}> {
  public render(): React.ReactElement<ISpfxFluentuiPivotProps> {
    return (
      <div className={styles.spfxFluentuiPivot}>
        <Pivot aria-label="Basic Pivot Example">
          <PivotItem headerText="New User">
            <SpfxFluentuiPivotTab1></SpfxFluentuiPivotTab1>
          </PivotItem>
          <PivotItem headerText="Users">
            <SpfxFluentuiPivotTab2></SpfxFluentuiPivotTab2>
          </PivotItem>
          <PivotItem headerText="Shared Memberships">
            <SpfxFluentuiPivotTab3></SpfxFluentuiPivotTab3>
          </PivotItem>
        </Pivot>
      </div>
    );
  }
}

Tab 1 react component

import * as React from 'react';
import styles from './SpfxFluentuiPivot.module.scss';
import { TextField } from 'office-ui-fabric-react/lib/TextField';
import { PrimaryButton } from 'office-ui-fabric-react';


export default class SpfxFluentuiPivotTab1 extends React.Component<{}, {}> {
  public render(): React.ReactElement<{}> {
    return (
      <div className={styles.spfxFluentuiPivot}>
        <h3>New user details</h3>
        <TextField label="First Name" />
        <TextField label="Last Name" />
        <TextField label="House number" />
        <TextField label="City" />
        <TextField label="State" />
        <br />
        <PrimaryButton text="Save" />
      </div>
    );
  }
}

Tab 2 react component

import * as React from 'react';
import styles from './SpfxFluentuiPivot.module.scss';

export default class SpfxFluentuiPivotTab2 extends React.Component<{}, {}> {
  public render(): React.ReactElement<{}> {
    return (
      <div className={ styles.spfxFluentuiPivot }>
        Tab 2
      </div>
    );
  }
}

Tab 3 react component

import * as React from 'react';
import styles from './SpfxFluentuiPivot.module.scss';

export default class SpfxFluentuiPivotTab3 extends React.Component<{}, {}> {
  public render(): React.ReactElement<{}> {
    return (
      <div className={ styles.spfxFluentuiPivot }>
        Tab 3
      </div>
    );
  }
}

Deploy the solution

You’re now ready to build, bundle, package, and deploy the solution.

Run the gulp commands to verify that the solution builds correctly.

gulp build

Use the following command to bundle and package the solution.

gulp bundle --ship
gulp package-solution --ship

Browse to the app catalog of your target tenant and upload the solution package. You can find the solution package under the sharepoint/solution folder of your solution. It is the .sppkg file. After you upload the solution package in the app catalog. you can find and the web part anywhere across the tenant.

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If you have any questions, feel free to let me know in the comments section.
Happy coding!!!

2 thoughts on “Switch Between React Components using Fluent UI Pivot in SPFx

  1. Mohit July 19, 2020 / 11:05 pm

    In this example as we switch between tabs the text box loses its value . Can you let me know how to prevent that

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    • Ravichandran Krishnasamy July 20, 2020 / 9:31 am

      Use react state to store all the values while type (Using on changed event) and assign the same state as default value, so values will not cleared

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