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<apex:component controller="MenuController">
    <apex:tabPanel switchType="client">
        <apex:repeat value="{!menus}" var="menu" id="theRepeat">
             <apex:tab label="{!}" name="{!}">content for tab one</apex:tab>

Can any one please tell me what is wrong in this program? Why is this not creating a menus tab?

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It is not supported. The apex:repeat component cannot be used as a direct child of the following components according to the apex:repeat docs.

This component cannot be used as a direct child of the following components:

  • <apex:dataTable>
  • <apex:pageBlockTable>
  • <apex:panelBar>
  • <apex:selectCheckboxes>
  • <apex:selectList>
  • <apex:selectRadio>
  • <apex:tabPanel>
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So you want to create your tab dynamically. I think the better way to do this is to use dynamic component. Check the SF-Docs out:

Dynamic Visualforce Components

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True.. but i just wanted to know why my code is not working – Pramod Kumar Nov 29 '12 at 9:13
The <apex:tab> component must be a child of a <apex:tabPanel>. In your case it is NOT. – Sergey Utko Nov 29 '12 at 9:15
True ... but apex:repeat can be child of apex:tabPanel as written in docs. – Pramod Kumar Nov 29 '12 at 10:39
Maybe a bug-feature von salesforce – Sergey Utko Nov 29 '12 at 10:59

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