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When a set of tabs cannot fit on screen, use scrollable tabs. Scrollable tabs can use longer text labels and a larger number of tabs. They are best used for browsing on touch interfaces.

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dependencies {


fun ScrollableTabRow(
    selectedTabIndex: Int,
    modifier: Modifier = Modifier,
    backgroundColor: Color = MaterialTheme.colors.primarySurface,
    contentColor: Color = contentColorFor(backgroundColor),
    edgePadding: Dp = TabRowDefaults.ScrollableTabRowPadding,
    indicator: @Composable @UiComposable
        (tabPositions: List<TabPosition>) -> Unit = @Composable { tabPositions ->
    divider: @Composable @UiComposable () -> Unit =
        @Composable {
    tabs: @Composable @UiComposable () -> Unit


selectedTabIndexthe index of the currently selected tab
modifieroptional [Modifier] for this ScrollableTabRow
backgroundColorThe background color for the ScrollableTabRow. Use [Color.Transparent] to have no color.
contentColorThe preferred content color provided by this ScrollableTabRow to its children. Defaults to either the matching content color for [backgroundColor], or if [backgroundColor] is not a color from the theme, this will keep the same value set above this ScrollableTabRow.
edgePaddingthe padding between the starting and ending edge of ScrollableTabRow, and the tabs inside the ScrollableTabRow. This padding helps inform the user that this tab row can be scrolled, unlike a [TabRow].
indicatorthe indicator that represents which tab is currently selected. By default this will be a [TabRowDefaults.Indicator], using a [TabRowDefaults.tabIndicatorOffset] modifier to animate its position. Note that this indicator will be forced to fill up the entire ScrollableTabRow, so you should use [TabRowDefaults.tabIndicatorOffset] or similar to animate the actual drawn indicator inside this space, and provide an offset from the start.
dividerthe divider displayed at the bottom of the ScrollableTabRow. This provides a layer of separation between the ScrollableTabRow and the content displayed underneath.
tabsthe tabs inside this ScrollableTabRow. Typically this will be multiple [Tab]s. Each element inside this lambda will be measured and placed evenly across the TabRow, each taking up equal space.