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NativeScript Core

Professional UI Components

NativeScript UI is a set of free* components that enable implementing rich-ui applications for iOS and Android by using NativeScript. Progress NativeScript UI is built on top of natively implemented components targeting iOS and Android. The components are available for download on npmjs.com

Although the components are free, they are not open-source and their code is proprietry. Read the components' license for details.

Continue reading about each component below or take them for a spin with the NativeScript UI sample app on GitHub.


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The AutoCompleteTextView component (known as RadAutoCompleteTextView in code) offers suggested options to your users based on characters they type. It provides multiple means for easy customization and data management, including:

  • Suggest modes - you can choose to show suggestions in a drop-down list, one suggestion at a time in the text input, or a combination of both;
  • StartsWith and Contains completion modes;
  • Two distinct display modes: Plain in which only one item can be selected, and Tokens allowing multiple selection of suggestions (each displayed as a token).

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The Calendar component (known as RadCalendar in code) is a highly customizable native calendar abstraction that exposes a unified API, covering:

  • Four different view modes - Week, Month, MonthNames, and Year;
  • Single, Multiple, and Range date selection;
  • Inline and popover events;
  • Vast control over styling and cell customization options.

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The Chart component (known as RadChart in code) can be used to visualize data in a human-readable way through lines, areas, bars, pies, and more. Some features include:

  • Wide array of accepted data types: numerical, string or DateTime data depending on the chart you want to visualize;
  • Smooth interaction and zooming;
  • Various chart series options:

    • Show trends with Line, Area, and Spline Area charts;
    • Compare sets of data with Bar charts;
    • Illustrate proportions with Pie and Donut charts - and use Spline and Spline Area charts to plot data that require the use of curve fittings;
    • Show relationships among values using Scatter and Bubble series, even use Financial series and indicators.
  • Annotations, tooltips, and trackball;
  • Support for multiple axes.

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The DataForm component (known as RadDataForm in code) provides an easy and versatile approach for building mobile forms based on a provided data object's public members. Use DataForm to:

  • Bind a form to a data object with a single line of code;
  • Take advantage of more than 15 built-in editors (or provide your own custom editor);
  • Create groups of editors, allow them to be collapsed and style them;
  • Display a form in ReadOnly mode;
  • Take control over collected data with built-in data validation - use a provided validator or create a custom one.

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The Gauges component (known as RadRadialGauge in code) allows you to display the current status of a value within a range of upper and lower bounds, illustrate progress towards a goal, or a summary of a fluctuating metric. With the gauges component you may:

  • Add one or more RadialScale instances to your gauge;
  • Use Bar indicators to visualize a range of values or a Needle indicator to point to a specific value;
  • Include ready-to-use animations for smooth transition effects.

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NOTE: The professional ListView component is different from the ListView built in to the core NativeScript modules. Use the professional ListView if you need to take advantage of the advanced functionality listed below.

The ListView component (known as RadListView in code) is a virtualizing list component that provides the most needed features associated with scenarios where a list of items is used. Features include:

  • Pull to refresh;
  • Item animation when the user scrolls, and four out-of-the-box effects to choose from;
  • Linear, Grid, and Staggered layout modes, allowing horizontal and vertical scrolling direction;
  • Single and multiple selection modes;
  • Smart defaults for many gestures: select on long press, execution of special action on swipe, reorder of items on long press and drag, refreshing the list on swipe, and loading more items only when needed.

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The SideDrawer component (known as RadSideDrawer in code) allows you to follow a popular application pattern and show a hidden view which contains navigation UI or common settings. With SideDrawer you may:

  • Embed any content inside the sliding panel from text and icons, to sliders and filters;
  • Set the control to slide in from any of the four sides of the screen;
  • Pick from a large set of polished out-of-the-box transition modes;
  • Achieve programmatic control over the state of the side drawer;
  • Choose to cover the navigation or action bar.

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