nativescript-toolbar
by rajivnarayana | v0.3.0
A ios UIToolBar plugin for nativescript.
npm i --save nativescript-toolbar

NativeScript tool bar plugin

A plugin for using your tool bars in iOS part of your native script app.

Installation

Run the following command from the root of your project:

$ tns plugin add nativescript-toolbar

This command automatically installs the necessary files, as well as stores nativescript-toolbar as a dependency in your project's package.json file.

Modal screens.

Toolbar can help with working around an issue with pages not having an actionbar on iOS when the page is presented as a modal. There is a barPosition property which can be set to 3 i.e. UIBarPositionTopAttached to make the toolbar look like an action bar for your modal pages.

<Page xmlns="http://schemas.nativescript.org/tns.xsd" 
xmlns:tools="nativescript-toolbar">

<DockLayout stretchLastChild="false">
<tools:ToolBar dock="top" style="margin-bottom:0.5" barPosition="3">
<tools.ToolBar.barItems>
<tools:ToolBarItem text="Done"/>
</tools.ToolBar.barItems>
</tools:ToolBar>
</DockLayout>
</Page>

Examples

The code below creates a tool bar in xml with tint color for buttons as green and the background as blue.

<!-- my-page.xml -->
<Page xmlns="http://schemas.nativescript.org/tns.xsd"
xmlns:tools="nativescript-toolbar">

<StackLayout style="vertical-align : bottom">
<tools:ToolBar style="background-color : blue; color: green">
<tools.ToolBar.barItems>
<tools:ToolBarItem text="Done"/>
</tools.ToolBar.barItems>
</tools:ToolBar>
</StackLayout>
</Page>

The code below creates a tool bar in xml using ios system bar button items.

The value should be a number from the UIBarButtonSystemItem enumeration

  • (https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/UIKit/Reference/UIBarButtonItem_Class/#//apple_ref/c/tdef/UIBarButtonSystemItem)
<Page xmlns="http://schemas.nativescript.org/tns.xsd" 
xmlns:tools="nativescript-toolbar">

<StackLayout style="vertical-align : bottom">
<tools:ToolBar>
<tools:ToolBar.barItems>
<tools:ToolBarItem ios.systemIcon="5"/><!-- Flexible space item-->
<tools:ToolBarItem ios.systemIcon="1"/> <!-- Cancel button -->
<tools:ToolBarItem ios.systemIcon="0" tap="onDoneButtonTapped"/> <!-- Done button -->
</tools:ToolBar.barItems>
</tools:ToolBar>
</StackLayout>
</Page>

NPM publish

Clone this repository and install typescript plugin globally. Use the typescript compiler to convert to ts files javascript

$ tsc

Make sure js files are updated with your changes

npm publish .