nativescript-coachmarks
by Nathan Walker | v2.0.4
Display user coach marks with a couple of shape cutouts over an existing UI for NativeScript.
npm i --save nativescript-coachmarks

NativeScript plugin to display user coach marks utilizing shape cutouts over an existing UI. This approach leverages your actual UI as part of the onboarding process for your user.

Based on MPCoachMarks.

Install

npm install nativescript-coachmarks --save
IOS Android
demo demo

Usage

Android

import {TNSCoachMarks, TNSCoachMark} from 'nativescript-coachmarks';

// assuming page is defined
let AndroidButton = page.getViewById('my-button')
let AndroidLabel = page.getViewById('my-label');
let cm = new TNSCoachMarks();
cm.initEvents(); //If you want events

cm.events.on('click', (eventData) => {
// clicked on item at step index: eventData.data.index
});
cm.events.on('cleanup', (eventData) => {
// clean up any instances in your implementation
});
cm.events.on('navigate', (eventData) => {
// navigated to index
});

let marks = [
new TNSCoachMark({
caption: '1. My Button.',
view: AndroidButton
}),
new TNSCoachMark({
caption: '2. My Label.',
view: AndroidLabel
})
];

cm.start(marks);

Simple

Use static methods to show coachmarks.

import {TNSCoachMarks, TNSCoachMark} from 'nativescript-coachmarks';

// assuming page is defined
let iOSButton = page.getViewById('my-button').ios;
let iOSLabel = page.getViewById('my-label').ios;

let marks = [
new TNSCoachMark({
position: CGRectMake(
iOSButton.frame.origin.x - 5,
iOSButton.frame.origin.y + 20,
iOSButton.frame.size.width + 10,
iOSButton.frame.size.height
),
caption: '1. My Button.',
shape: TNSCoachMark.SHAPES.DEFAULT,
labelPosition: TNSCoachMark.LABEL_POSITIONS.BOTTOM,
labelAlignment: TNSCoachMark.LABEL_ALIGNMENTS.LEFT,
showArrow: true
}),
new TNSCoachMark({
position: CGRectMake(
iOSLabel.frame.origin.x,
iOSLabel.frame.origin.y + 64,
iOSLabel.frame.size.width,
iOSLabel.frame.size.height
),
caption: '2. My Label.',
shape: TNSCoachMark.SHAPES.DEFAULT,
labelPosition: TNSCoachMark.LABEL_POSITIONS.BOTTOM,
labelAlignment: TNSCoachMark.LABEL_ALIGNMENTS.CENTER,
showArrow: true
})
];

TNSCoachMarks.start(marks);

Advanced

Configure advanced options by creating an instance to listen to events and further customize coachmarks.

import {TNSCoachMarks, TNSCoachMark, ICoachMarkOptions} from 'nativescript-coachmarks';

// define custom options
let options: ICoachMarkOptions = {
continueLabelText: 'Tap Screen for Next Tip',
skipButtonText: 'Exit',
lblSpacing: 15,
maskColor: UIColor.colorWithRedGreenBlueAlpha(0.30, 0.46, 0.89, .9)
};

// create a TNSCoachMarks instance
let coachMarksInstance = new TNSCoachMarks();

// initialize events
coachMarksInstance.initEvents();

// wire up events

// fired each time user taps screen and advances to next step (including the first step display)
coachMarksInstance.events.on('navigate', (eventData) => {
console.log(`navigated to index: ${eventData.data.index}`);

// customize 'continue' label or 'skip' button
// their style can be changed upon each step or only once on first step
// first, grab the coachmarks instance
let instance = eventData.data.instance;

// wanna change the arrow image for each step?
instance.arrowImage.image = UIImage.imageNamed('custom-arrow.png');

if (instance.lblContinue) {
// customize continue button
// only available when the first step fires (disappears after first tap)
let labelContinue = instance.lblContinue.frame;
instance.lblContinue.frame = CGRectMake(labelContinue.origin.x, labelContinue.origin.y - 20, labelContinue.size.width, labelContinue.size.height + 20);
instance.lblContinue.backgroundColor = new Color('#FFE108').ios;

// custom caption color
instance.lblCaption.textColor = new Color('#FFE108').ios;

// customize skip button
let btnSkip = instance.btnSkipCoach.frame;
instance.btnSkipCoach.frame = CGRectMake(btnSkip.origin.x, btnSkip.origin.y - 20, btnSkip.size.width, btnSkip.size.height + 20);
}
});
coachMarksInstance.events.on('click', (eventData) => {
// clicked on item at step index: eventData.data.index
});
coachMarksInstance.events.on('cleanup', (eventData) => {
// clean up any instances in your implementation
});

// define your marks

// assuming page is defined
let iOSButton = page.getViewById('my-button').ios;
let iOSLabel = page.getViewById('my-label').ios;

let marks = [
new TNSCoachMark({
position: CGRectMake(
iOSButton.frame.origin.x - 5,
iOSButton.frame.origin.y + 20,
iOSButton.frame.size.width + 10,
iOSButton.frame.size.height
),
caption: '1. My Button.',
shape: TNSCoachMark.SHAPES.DEFAULT,
labelPosition: TNSCoachMark.LABEL_POSITIONS.BOTTOM,
labelAlignment: TNSCoachMark.LABEL_ALIGNMENTS.LEFT,
showArrow: true
}),
new TNSCoachMark({
position: CGRectMake(
iOSLabel.frame.origin.x,
iOSLabel.frame.origin.y + 64,
iOSLabel.frame.size.width,
iOSLabel.frame.size.height
),
caption: '2. My Label.',
shape: TNSCoachMark.SHAPES.DEFAULT,
labelPosition: TNSCoachMark.LABEL_POSITIONS.BOTTOM,
labelAlignment: TNSCoachMark.LABEL_ALIGNMENTS.CENTER,
showArrow: true
})
];

TNSCoachMarks.start(marks, options, coachMarksInstance);

TNSCoachMarks

Used to configure and display coach marks.

Properties

Property Description
TNSCoachMarks.APP_SETTINGS_KEY: string The persistence key used when saving whether your marks have been shown or not. Defaults to 'TNSCoachMarks'.
TNSCoachMarks.DEBUG: boolean Turns on some helpful logging if you have trouble setting things up.
TNSCoachMarks.CONTINUE_LOCATIONS: ICONTINUE_LOCATION Use with the continueLocation option to change position of the continue/skip bar. Supports: TOP, CENTER, BOTTOM.
events: Observable Used when setting up instance events.

Methods

Method Description
TNSCoachMarks.start(marks: Array<TNSCoachMark>, options?: ICoachMarkOptions, instance?: TNSCoachMarks): void Used to start the coachmarks.
TNSCoachMarks.HAS_SHOWN(): boolean Whether coachmarks have been shown.
TNSCoachMarks.PERSIST(): void Simply persists true using the TNSCoachMarks.APP_SETTINGS_KEY. You normally don't use this directly but is rather used internally when using the persist option when calling start.
TNSCoachMarks.RESET(): void Used to clear persisted value that marks had been shown.

Options:

interface ICoachMarkOptions {
enableContinueLabel?: boolean; // true
enableSkipButton?: boolean; // true
continueLabelText?: string; // 'Tap to continue'
skipButtonText?: string; // 'Skip'
animationDuration?: number; // .3
continueLocation?: number; // Bottom
lblSpacing?: number; // 35
cutoutRadius?: number; // 2
maskColor?: any; // 0,0,0 alpha 0.9
maxLblWidth?: number; // 230
persist?: boolean; // false
}

TNSCoachMark

Used to define your marks.

Properties

Property Description
position: any An iOS CGRect position object.
caption: string Your caption label text.
shape: number Use TNSCoachMark.SHAPES. Supports: TOP, CENTER, BOTTOM.
labelPosition: number Use TNSCoachMark.LABEL_POSITIONS. Supports: BOTTOM, LEFT, TOP, RIGHT, RIGHT_BOTTOM.
labelAlignment: number Use TNSCoachMark.LABEL_ALIGNMENTS. Supports: CENTER, LEFT, RIGHT.
showArrow: boolean Show arrow or not.
view:View View to highlight . Android only

Why the TNS prefixed name?

TNS stands for Telerik NativeScript

iOS uses classes prefixed with NS (stemming from the NeXTSTEP days of old): https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/Cocoa/Reference/Foundation/Classes/NSString_Class/

To avoid confusion with iOS native classes, TNS is used instead.

License

MIT