@nativescript-community/ui-material-bottomnavigationbar
Material Design Bottom Navigation bars allow movement between primary destinations in an app. Tapping on a bottom navigation icon takes you directly to the associated view or refreshes the currently active view.
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NativeScript Material Bottom navigation bar

Material Design's Bottom navigation component for NativeScript.

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Contents

  1. Installation
  2. Changelog
  3. FAQ
  4. Usage
  5. API

Installation

For NativeScript 7.0+

  • tns plugin add @nativescript-community/ui-material-bottomnavigationbar

For NativeScript 6.x

  • tns plugin add nativescript-material-bottomnavigationbar

Be sure to run a new build after adding plugins to avoid any issues.

Changelog

FAQ

Usage

Before start using the plugin you need to add the icons for Android & iOS in your App_Resources directory.

Plain NativeScript

You can set the tabs using the tabs property

<Page xmlns="http://schemas.nativescript.org/tns.xsd"
xmlns:mdc="@nativescript-community/ui-material-bottomnavigationbar"
loaded="pageLoaded"
class="page">

<GridLayout rows="*, auto">
<StackLayout row="0">
<Label text="content"></Label>
</StackLayout>
<mdc:BottomNavigationBar
tabs="{{ tabs }}"
activeColor="green"
inactiveColor="red"
backgroundColor="black"
tabSelected="tabSelected"
row="1"
>
</mdc:BottomNavigationBar>
</GridLayout>
</Page>
import { EventData } from '@nativescript/core/data/observable';
import { Page } from '@nativescript/core/ui/page';
import { BottomNavigationTab, TabSelectedEventData } from '@nativescript-community/ui-material-bottomnavigationbar';

// Event handler for Page 'loaded' event attached in main-page.xml
export function pageLoaded(args: EventData) {
// Get the event sender
let page = <Page>args.object;
page.bindingContext = {
tabs: [
new BottomNavigationTab({ title: 'First', icon: 'res://ic_home' }),
new BottomNavigationTab({
title: 'Second',
icon: 'res://ic_view_list',
isSelectable: false
}),
new BottomNavigationTab({ title: 'Third', icon: 'res://ic_menu' })
]
};
}

export function tabSelected(args: TabSelectedEventData) {
console.log('tab selected ' + args.newIndex);
}

or you can add the tabs directly in your xml view

<Page xmlns="http://schemas.nativescript.org/tns.xsd"
xmlns:mdc="@nativescript-community/ui-material-bottomnavigationbar"
loaded="pageLoaded"
class="page">

<GridLayout rows="*, auto">
<StackLayout row="0">
<Label text="content"></Label>
</StackLayout>
<mdc:BottomNavigationBar
activeColor="green"
inactiveColor="red"
backgroundColor="black"
tabSelected="tabSelected"
row="1"
>

<mdc:BottomNavigationTab title="First" icon="res://ic_home" />
<mdc:BottomNavigationTab title="Second" icon="res://ic_view_list" isSelectable="false" />
<mdc:BottomNavigationTab title="Third" icon="res://ic_menu" />
</mdc:BottomNavigationBar>
</GridLayout>
</Page>

Angular

First you need to include the NativeScriptMaterialBottomNavigationBarModule in your app.module.ts

import { NativeScriptMaterialBottomNavigationBarModule} from "@nativescript-community/ui-material-bottomnavigationbar/angular";

@NgModule({
imports: [
NativeScriptMaterialBottomNavigationBarModule
],
...
})
<GridLayout rows="*, auto">
<StackLayout row="0">
<label text="content"></label>
</StackLayout>
<BottomNavigationBar
[tabs]="tabs"
activeColor="red"
inactiveColor="yellow"
backgroundColor="black"
(tabSelected)="onBottomNavigationTabSelected($event)"
(tabPressed)="onBottomNavigationTabPressed($event)"
row="1"
>
</BottomNavigationBar>
</GridLayout>

or you can declare the BottomNavigationTab in your html directly

<GridLayout rows="*, auto">
<StackLayout row="0">
<label text="content"></label>
</StackLayout>
<BottomNavigationBar
activeColor="red"
inactiveColor="yellow"
backgroundColor="black"
(tabSelected)="onBottomNavigationTabSelected($event)"
(tabPressed)="onBottomNavigationTabPressed($event)"
row="1"
>

<BottomNavigationTab title="First" icon="res://ic_home"></BottomNavigationTab>
<BottomNavigationTab title="Second" icon="res://ic_view_list" [isSelectable]="false"></BottomNavigationTab>
<BottomNavigationTab title="Third" icon="res://ic_menu"></BottomNavigationTab>
</BottomNavigationBar>
</GridLayout>

Vue

If you want to use this plugin with Vue, do this in your app.js or main.js:

import BottomNavigationBar from '@nativescript-community/ui-material-bottomnavigationbar/vue';

Vue.use(BottomNavigationBar);

This will install and register BottomNavigationBar and BottomNavigationTab components to your Vue instance and now you can use the plugin as follows:

<GridLayout rows="*, auto">
<StackLayout row="0">
<label text="content"></label>
</StackLayout>
<MDBottomNavigationBar activeColor="red" inactiveColor="yellow" backgroundColor="black" @tabSelected="onBottomNavigationTabSelected" row="1">
<MDBottomNavigationTab title="First" icon="ic_home" />
<MDBottomNavigationTab title="Second" icon="ic_view_list" isSelectable="false" />
<MDBottomNavigationTab title="Third" icon="ic_menu" />
</MDBottomNavigationBar>
</GridLayout>

You can find more information of how to use nativescript plugins with Vue Here!

CSS Styling

You can also use your css file to set or change the activeColor, inactiveColor & backgroundColor of the Bottom Navigation Bar.

.botom-nav {
active-color: green;
inactive-color: black;
background-color: blue;
}

API

  • Properties (bindable): Properties settable through XML/HTML
  • Properties (internal): Properties accessible through JS/TS instance
  • Events: Event properties settable thew XML/HTML

Bottom Navigation Bar

Properties (bindable)

Properties settable through XML/HTML

Property Required Default Type Description
tabs true [] Array<BottomNavigationTab> Array containing the tabs for the BottomNavigationBar
titleVisibility false TitleVisibility.Selected TitleVisibility Title Visibility for each BottomNavigationTab
activeColor false "black" String Color of the BottomNavigationTab when it's selected
inactiveColor false "gray" String Color of the BottomNavigationTab when it's not selected
backgroundColor false "white" String Color of the BottomNavigation background
badgeColor false "red" String Color of the BottomNavigationTab badge background
badgeTextColor false "white" String Color of the BottomNavigationTab badge text

Properties (internal)

Properties accessible through JS/TS instance

Property Default Type Description
items [] Array<BottomNavigationTab> Array containing the tabs for the BottomNavigationBar
selectedTabIndex 0 Number Index of the selected tab
titleVisibility TitleVisibility.Selected TitleVisibility Title Visibility for each BottomNavigationTab
activeColor new Color('black') Color Color of the BottomNavigationTab when it's selected
inactiveColor new Color('gray') Color Color of the BottomNavigationTab when it's not selected
backgroundColor new Color('white') Color Color of the BottomNavigation background
badgeColor new Color('red') Color Color of the BottomNavigationTab badge background
badgeTextColor new Color('white') Color Color of the BottomNavigationTab badge text

Events

Event properties settable thew XML/HTML

Name Type Description
tabPressed (args: TabPressedEventData): void Function fired every time the user tap a tab with isSelectable: false
tabSelected (args: TabSelectedEventData): void Function fired every time the user select a new tab
tabReselected (args: TabReselectedEventData): void Function fired every time the user select a tab that is already selected

Methods

Methods accessible through JS/TS instance

Property Type Description
selectTab(index: number) void Select a tab programmatically
showBadge(index: number, value?: number) void Show a badge for an specific tab, if you want to show a badge as a red dot no value should be passed to the function

Bottom Navigation Tab

Properties (bindable)

Properties settable through XML/HTML

Property Required Default Type Description
title true null string Title of the tab
icon true null string Icon of the tab
isSelectable false true boolean Determine if the tab can be selected or not