@nativescript/Email

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You can use this plugin to compose an e-mail, have the user edit the draft manually, and send it.

Note

This plugin depends on the default mail app. If you want a fallback to a third party client app like Gmail or Outlook, then check for availability, and if not available use a solution like the Social Share plugin.

ns plugin add @nativescript/email

Usage

API

To use this plugin you must first require/import it:

TypeScript

import * as email from '@nativescript/email'
// or
import { compose } from '@nativescript/email'
// or even
import { compose as composeEmail } from '@nativescript/email'

JavaScript

var email = require('@nativescript/email')

available

TypeScript

email.available().then((avail: boolean) => {
  console.log('Email available? ' + avail)
})

JavaScript

email.available().then(function (avail) {
  console.log('Email available? ' + avail)
})

compose

JavaScript

// let's first create a File object
import { knownFolders } from '@nativescript/core'
var appPath = knownFolders.currentApp().path
var logoPath = appPath + '/res/telerik-logo.png'

email
  .compose({
    subject: 'Yo',
    body: 'Hello <strong>dude</strong> :)',
    to: ['eddyverbruggen@gmail.com', 'to@person2.com'],
    cc: ['ccperson@somewhere.com'],
    bcc: ['eddy@combidesk.com', 'eddy@x-services.nl'],
    attachments: [
      {
        fileName: 'arrow1.png',
        path: 'base64://iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAABYAAAAoCAYAAAD6xArmAAAACXBIWXMAABYlAAAWJQFJUiTwAAAAHGlET1QAAAACAAAAAAAAABQAAAAoAAAAFAAAABQAAAB5EsHiAAAAAEVJREFUSA1iYKAimDhxYjwIU9FIBgaQgZMmTfoPwlOmTJGniuHIhlLNxaOGwiNqNEypkwlGk9RokoIUfaM5ijo5Clh9AAAAAP//ksWFvgAAAEFJREFUY5g4cWL8pEmT/oMwiM1ATTBqONbQHA2W0WDBGgJYBUdTy2iwYA0BrILDI7VMmTJFHqv3yBUEBQsIg/QDAJNpcv6v+k1ZAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC',
        mimeType: 'image/png'
      },
      {
        fileName: 'telerik-logo.png',
        path: logoPath,
        mimeType: 'image/png'
      }
    ]
  })
  .then(
    function () {
      console.log('Email composer closed')
    },
    function (err) {
      console.log('Error: ' + err)
    }
  )

Full attachment support has been added to 1.3.0 per the example above.

Since 1.4.0 the promise will be rejected in case a file can't be found.

Usage with Angular

Check out this tutorial (YouTube) to learn how to use this plugin in a NativeScript-Angular app.

Known issues

On iOS you can't use the simulator to test the plugin because of an iOS limitation. To prevent a crash this plugin returns false when available is invoked on the iOS sim.

License

Apache License Version 2.0