Material Design FAB performs the primary, or most common, action on a screen. It appears in front of all screen content, typically as a circular shape with an icon in its center.
npm i --save @nativescript-community/ui-material-floatingactionbutton

NativeScript Material Floating action button

Material Design's Floating action button component for NativeScript.

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


For NativeScript 7.0+

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

For NativeScript 6.x

  • tns plugin add nativescript-material-floatingactionbutton

If using tns-core-modules

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




Plain NativeScript

IMPORTANT: Make sure you include xmlns:mdf="@nativescript-community/ui-material-floatingactionbutton" on the Page element


<Page xmlns:mdf="@nativescript-community/ui-material-floatingactionbutton">
<StackLayout horizontalAlignment="center">
<mdf:FloatingActionButton src="res://ic_action_add"/>
<mdf:FloatingActionButton elevation="5" src="res://ic_action_add"/>


mdfloatingactionbutton {
ripple-color: blue;
elevation: 4;

NativeScript + Angular

import { registerElement } from '@nativescript/angular/element-registry';
import { FloatingActionButton } from '@nativescript-community/ui-material-floatingactionbutton';
registerElement('MDFloatingActionButton', () => FloatingActionButton);
<MDFloatingActionButton rippleColor="blue" src="res://ic_action_add"></MDFloatingActionButton>

NativeScript + Vue

import Vue from 'nativescript-vue';
import FloatingActionButtonPlugin from '@nativescript-community/ui-material-floatingactionbutton/vue';

<MDFloatingActionButton rippleColor="blue" src="res://ic_action_add"/>



Inherite from NativeScript Button so it already has all the same attributes.

  • src optional

An attribute to set the floatingactionbutton icon. For now FAB only support images as icon

  • elevation optional

An attribute to set the elevation of the floatingactionbutton. This will increase the 'drop-shadow' of the floatingactionbutton.

  • rippleColor optional

An attribute to set the ripple color of the floatingactionbutton.