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Bottom Tab Navigator
Navigate to different screens using a bottom tab navigator.
Bottom tabs are a popular way to navigate an app today

Video Tutorial

You can watch a video tutorial for using Navigators in your Thunkable app here:

Adding Navigators

To add a navigator to your app, click Screens + at the top of your component tree. Select Add Navigator and select the Navigator you want to add.

Bottom Tab Navigator Properties

You have many options for styling your Bottom Tab Navigator, such as changing the background color or tint color. Here are the different options for customization:
Property
Description
Data Type
Active Tint Color
Select a text color for the tab currently in use.
Color
Active Background Color
Select a background color for the tab currently in use.
Color
Inactive Tint Color
Select a color for the text of the tabs that are not in use.
Color
Inactive Background Color
Select a color for the tab not currently in use.
Color
Show Label Icon
Select whether to show icons, labels, or both in the Tab Navigator.
Select from menu

Tab-Specific Properties

Click on a tab in your design to access the properties panel for that specific tab.

Screen

Property
Description
Data Type
Navigation Button Name
Text that appears in the top tab navigator.
Text
Scrollable
Select whether your user can scroll on this screen. For scrollable to work, the components in your screen must have heights either set in absolute pixels or set to fit contents.
True/False
Background Color
Select the tab's background color.
Color
Background Image
The image file to be shown in the tab's background
PNG, JPG, GIF, SVG, etc. Can also use URL that ends in file extension (eg https://thunkable.com/static/media/logo.ba96eb83.png)
Background Image Resize Mode
Set how image is shown if the file and the tab component have different dimensions/aspect ratio
Select from list [cover, contain, stretch, repeat, center]
Orientation (iOS and Android only)
Toggle whether your end user can swipe a list item to the left to view an additional Button. Reveals Left Swipe Button settings if set to true
True/False

Tab Navigation Options

Property
Description
Data Type
Tab Bar Label
Set the Label of this Screen's tab in the Tab Navigator
Text
Active Tab Icon
Set the Icon of this Screen's tab in the Tab Navigator for when the Screen is active
PNG, JPG, GIF, SVG, etc. Can also use URL that ends in file extension (eg https://thunkable.com/static/media/logo.ba96eb83.png)
Inactive Tab Icon
Set the Icon of this Screen's tab in the Tab Navigator for when the Screen is inactive
PNG, JPG, GIF, SVG, etc. Can also use URL that ends in file extension (eg https://thunkable.com/static/media/logo.ba96eb83.png)
Tab Bar Visible
Set whether the Tab Navigator is visible when this Screen is open
True/False

Status Bar

The status bar is located at the top of a phone's screen. The status bar displays information regarding signal strength, battery, and whether or not things like the alarm or wi-fi are enabled.
Property
Description
Data Type
Visibility
Decide whether you want the status bar visible on the screen.
True/False
Style
Default is best practice, but you can select light-content or dark-content to potentially override the user's phone settings.
Select from menu (default, light-content, dark-content)
Color (Android only)
Color of the status bar.
Color
Translucent (Android only)
When translucent is set to true, the app will appear under the status bar.
True/False
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