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

  • Author: Ahmed Bouchefra

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';

@NgModule({
declarations: [
    MyApp,
    HomePage  
],
imports: [
    BrowserModule,
    IonicModule.forRoot(MyApp)
],
bootstrap: [IonicApp],
entryComponents: [
    MyApp,
    HomePage
],
providers: [
    StatusBar,
    SplashScreen,
    ActionSheet,
    {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) {

}   
openActionSheet(){}
/* ...*/ 

Next, implement the openActionSheet() method as follows:

openActionSheet(){
    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
    };

    this.actionSheet.show(options).then((buttonIndex: number) => {
        console.log('Button pressed: ' + buttonIndex);
    });
}

You can then implement the logic of each button on the Promise returned by the this.actionSheet.show(options) 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 

Conclusion

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


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