Ionic 5/Angular Action Sheet Example with Cordova and Ionic Native 5

Ionic 5/Angular Action Sheet Example with Cordova and Ionic Native 5

In this tutorial, we are going to cover how to create and display an Action Sheet with a detailed example using Ionic 5 (Ionic 4) framework.

Action Sheets are used to dispaly a set of buttons and actions for the user to choose from.

Create a New Ionic 5/Angular Project

First create a new Ionic 5 project using the Ionic CLI (I'm using CLI 5). You can also use an existing app:

ionic start ActionSheetExample blank 

Next install the ActionSheet Cordova plugin and Ionic Native wrapper:

ionic cordova plugin add --save cordova-plugin-actionsheet
npm install --save @ionic-native/action-sheet

Next, open the src/app/app.module.ts file and add ActionSheet to the list of providers as follows:

import { ActionSheet } from '@ionic-native/action-sheet';

declarations: [
imports: [
bootstrap: [IonicApp],
entryComponents: [
providers: [
    {provide: ErrorHandler, useClass: IonicErrorHandler}
export class AppModule {}

Next, open the src/pages/home/home.html file and add a button as follows:

<button ion-button (click)="openActionSheet()" class="button">Open Action Sheet</button>

Next, in the src/pages/home/home.ts file, import and inject ActionSheet as follows:

import { ActionSheet, ActionSheetOptions } from '@ionic-native/action-sheet';

export class ActionSheetPage {

constructor(private actionSheet: ActionSheet) {

/* ...*/ 

Next, implement the openActionSheet() method as follows:

    let buttonLabels = ['Button 0', 'Button 1'];

    const options: ActionSheetOptions = {
        title: 'Action Sheet Title',
        subtitle: 'Choose an action',
        buttonLabels: buttonLabels,
        addCancelButtonWithLabel: 'Cancel',
        addDestructiveButtonWithLabel: 'Delete',
        destructiveButtonLast: true
    }; number) => {
        console.log('Button pressed: ' + buttonIndex);

You can then implement the logic of each button on the Promise returned by the method based on the clicked button index.

Now, add a target platform (Android or iOS) and run your app using an emulator or real device:

ionic cordova platform add android 
ionic run android 


We have seen how to use a Cordova plugin to create and show the native ActionSheet UI component in our Ionic 5/Angular app. We can also use Ionic's own implementation of the Action Sheet, check this tutorial:

Ionic 5/ ActionSheet Component Controller