Authors:Becky Gibson, Nikolai Onken

Like StackContainer and TabContainer, an AccordionContainer holds a set of panes whose titles are all visible, but only one pane’s content is visible at a time. Clicking on a pane title slides the currently-displayed one away, similar to a garage door. Users can explicitly select the pane that is to be made visible when the widget is loaded. If it is not specified, then the first pane is taken by default.


In the example below, second pane is selected when the widget is loaded.

Programmatic example

require(["dijit/layout/AccordionContainer", "dijit/layout/ContentPane", "dojo/domReady!"],
        function(AccordionContainer, ContentPane){
    var aContainer = new AccordionContainer({style:"height: 300px"}, "markup");
    aContainer.addChild(new ContentPane({
        title: "This is a content pane",
        content: "Hi!"
    aContainer.addChild(new ContentPane({
        title:"This is as well",
        content:"Hi how are you?"
    aContainer.addChild(new ContentPane({
        title:"This too",
        content:"Hello im fine.. thnx"
<div id="markup" style="width: 300px; height: 300px"></div>

Declarative example

require(["dojo/parser", "dijit/layout/AccordionContainer", "dijit/layout/ContentPane"]);
<div style="width: 300px; height: 300px">
    <div data-dojo-type="dijit/layout/AccordionContainer" style="height: 300px;">
        <div data-dojo-type="dijit/layout/ContentPane" title="Heeh, this is a content pane">
        <div data-dojo-type="dijit/layout/ContentPane" title="This is as well" selected="true">
            Hi how are you?
        <div data-dojo-type="dijit/layout/ContentPane" title="This too">
            Hi how are you? .....Great, thx



Action Key
Navigate to next title Right or down arrow
Navigate to previous title Left or up arrow
Navigate into page Tab
Navigate to next page Ctrl + page down, ctrl + tab (except IE7)
Navigate to previous page Ctrl + page up
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