Nativescript plugin that provides textfield with icon and exposes a few additional attributes for styling
npm i --save nativescript-rich-textfield
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This plugins let's you easily create textfield with icon that can be effortlessly styled using the exposed properties.


This plugin is using FontAwesome so as a prerequisite you will have to add fonts folder to your app root directory containing FontAwesome .ttf file.


npm install nativescript-rich-textfield --save


You will have to add xmlns:rt="nativescript-rich-textfield" namespace to your page tag, and then simply use <rt:RichTextField/> in order to add the widget to your page.

A few examples:

Sample Android

Code samples in order of appearance:

<Page xmlns="" loaded="pageLoaded" class="page"
<StackLayout >

<rt:RichTextField icon="0xf123" height="60" iconColor="red" fieldHintColor="red" fieldPaddingLeft="20" textPaddingLeft="80" fieldPaddingRight="90" fieldBackgroundColor="transparent"/>

<rt:RichTextField icon="&#xf099;" iconSize="20" iconColor="rgba(240,248,255,1)" fieldHint="Twitter Hint"
height="60" style="background-color:rgba(30,144,255,1)" fieldBorderColor="rgba(255,255,255,1)" fieldBottomBorderWidth="2"/>

<rt:RichTextField icon="&#xf262;" fieldBorderColor="rgba(212,175,55,1)" fieldColor="rgba(138,43,226,1)" fieldHeight="50" height="50" fieldBottomBorderWidth="4"
fieldTopBorderWidth="4" iconColor="rgba(138,43,226,0.8)" fieldHintColor="rgba(138,43,226,0.6)" style="background-color:rgba(255,223,0,1);margin-top:10;" />

<rt:RichTextField icon="&#xf17b;" fieldBorderColor="rgba(124,252,0,1)" fieldHeight="45" height="45" fieldTopBorderWidth="3" iconColor="rgba(173,255,47,1)"
style="background-color:rgba(34,139,34,1);margin-top:10;margin-bottom:10;" fieldColor="rgba(34,139,34,1)" />

<rt:RichTextField iconSize="15" icon="&#xf028;" iconColor="rgba(1,1,1,1)" style="margin-bottom:10;" fieldBackgroundColor="red" fieldBorderColor="white" fieldBorderWidth="3"
fieldHint="Volume value Hint" fieldHintColor="rgba(1,1,1,0.6)" fieldHeight="45" width="90%" />

<rt:RichTextField icon="&#xf007;" fieldLeftBorderWidth="8" width="80%" fieldHint="Username" fieldPaddingLeft="34" />

<rt:RichTextField icon="&#xf13e;" secure="true" fieldLeftBorderWidth="4" fieldRightBorderWidth="4" width="80%" fieldHint="Password" />



RichTextField attributes:

Attribute Description
icon can be code value from (e.g. &#xf123;) or hex representation (e.g. 0xf123)
fieldHeight height of the field (e.g. 50)
fieldColor text color of the field. The value can be known color name or rgba (red/green/blue/alpha) representation (e.g. "red" or "rgba(34,139,34,0.8)"). Alpha value can be in the range 0-1 the rest can be 0-255.
fieldPaddingLeft left hand side space to the parent element (e.g. "50")
fieldPaddingRight right hand side space to the parent element (e.g. "50")
textPaddingLeft the distance between the icon and the text/hint of the field (e.g. "50")
fieldBackgroundColor background color of the field (e.g. "red" or "rgba(34,139,34,0.8)")
iconColor icon color (e.g. "red" or "rgba(34,139,34,0.8)")
fieldHint string value of the field hint (e.g. "Custom Hint")
iconSize icon size (e.g. "20")
fieldHintColor color value of the hint text (e.g. "red" or "rgba(34,139,34,0.8)")
fieldBorderColor color value of the border (e.g. "red" or "rgba(34,139,34,0.8)")
fieldBorderWidth border width (e.g. "2"). Setting this applies all sides border.
fieldLeftBorderWidth left side border width (e.g. "2"). Setting this applies only left side border.
fieldRightBorderWidth right side border width (e.g. "2"). Setting this applies only right side border.
fieldTopBorderWidth top side border width (e.g. "2"). Setting this applies only top side border.
fieldBottomBorderWidth bottom side border width (e.g. "2"). Setting this applies only bottom side border.
secure specify whether to mask the input of the field. Useful for passwords (e.g. "true").


Apache License Version 2.0, January 2004