Web Components Expansion Panel Overview

    The Ignite UI for Web Components Expansion Panel is a lightweight accordion component which can be rendered in two states - collapsed or expanded. The expansion panel can be toggled using mouse click, or keyboard interactions.

    Web Components Expansion Panel Example


    First, you need to install the Ignite UI for Web Components by running the following command:

    npm install igniteui-webcomponents

    Before using the IgcExpansionPanelComponent, you need to register it as follows:

    import {defineComponents, IgcExpansionPanelComponent} from 'igniteui-webcomponents';

    For a complete introduction to the Ignite UI for Web Components, read the Getting Started topic.

    The simplest way to start using the IgcExpansionPanelComponent is as follows:

        <div slot="title">Golden Retriever</div>
        <div slot="subTitle">Medium-large gun dog</div>
            <p>The Golden Retriever is a medium-large gun dog that retrieves shot waterfowl, such as ducks
            and upland game birds, during hunting and shooting parties.[3] The name "retriever" refers to the breed's ability
            to retrieve shot game undamaged due to their soft mouth. Golden retrievers have an instinctive love of water, and
            are easy to train to basic or advanced obedience standards.</p>

    Binding to events

    The Expansion Panel component raises the following events:

    • igcClosed - Raised when the expansion panel is collapsed
    • igcOpened - Raised when the expansion panel is expanded
    • igcClosing - Raised when the expansion panel starts collapsing
    • igcOpening - Raised when the expansion panel starts expanding

    The following sample demonstrates how we can add some logic to our component to make it show/hide the subtitle depending on the current state of the panel.

    We can do this by binding to the igcOpened and igcClosed event emitters:

    Component Customization

    The IgcExpansionPanelComponent control allows all sorts of content to be added inside of its body. It can render input, charts and even other expansion panels!

    The IgcExpansionPanelComponent allows for easy customization of the header through the exposed title, subTitle and indicator slots.

    Configuring the position of the expansion indicator can be done through the indicatorPosition property of the Expansion Panel. The possible options are start, end or none.

    The next code sample demonstrates how to configure the component's button to go on the right side.

    Keyboard Navigation

    The Ignite UI for Web Components Expansion Panel keyboard navigation is compliant with W3C accessibility standards and convenient to use.

    Key Combinations

    • Alt + ↓ - expands the focused panel
    • Alt + ↑ - collapses the focused panel
    • Space/Enter - toggle the expansion state of the focused panel


    The Ignite UI for Web Components Expansion Panel component exposes several CSS parts (header, indicator, title, subtitle and content) to give you full control over its styling.

    API References

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