How to select a tab from a different page


I am trying to select for example tab 3 of 5 by clicking a button on the page in tab zero.

is this possible?

I have tried injecting my TabsPage bean into the page in question but I can’t use that to call any operation (e.g. setRunninTab()) from it or access the ViewChild from it.

using this.nav.push(… ) does swap the page but doesn’t switch out the active tab!

Any help appreciated :slight_smile:

This is my TabsPage

import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import { AboutPage } from '../about/about';
import { ContactPage } from '../contact/contact';
import {SettingsPage} from "../settings/settings";
import {HomePage} from "../home/home";
import {RunningPage} from "../running/running";
import { ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import { Page, Tabs } from 'ionic-angular';

  templateUrl: 'build/pages/tabs/tabs.html'
export class TabsPage {

  @ViewChild('myTabs') tabRef: Tabs;

  public tab1Root: any;
  public tab2Root: any;
  public tab3Root: any;
  public tabSettings: any;
  public tabRunning: any;

  constructor() {
    // this tells the tabs component which Pages
   // should be each tab's root Page
    this.tab1Root = HomePage;
    this.tab2Root = AboutPage;
    this.tab3Root = ContactPage;
    this.tabSettings = SettingsPage
    this.tabRunning = RunningPage;

  changed(event, item){

    console.debug('setting running tab');;