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  • Alexander Ziskind
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A navigation pattern for mobile apps that is still pretty hot at the time of this writing is a side drawer that playfully slides out like the one in the Telerik NEXT app. Or a navigation page that gets revealed as main content slides out of the way, like the Facebook and Spotify apps. This allows many more options to be shown than would fit on a tab bar.

Since this UI element is not available out of the box yet, I decided to take a stab at building one. This post will show you how I’ve done it.

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  • Alexander Ziskind
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You might be thinking that backgrounds are a pretty simple thing to set on your views, and you’re right! NativeScript provides methods for us to set background images as element attributes in the XML as well as set backgrounds though CSS. However, there might be a time when you want to dynamically load a background. This short post shows you four methods how to do that.

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  • Alexander Ziskind
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Did you know that you could use your own fonts in NativeScript? You’re not stuck with the default Helvetica that you see every label and button use out of the box. This post show you how to see what fonts are available on iOS devices, how to use these fonts, and how to use your own custom fonts. Finally, you’ll see a helper app that samples all the fonts for you.

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  • Alexander Ziskind

There are a few basic UI modules that come with NativeScript. Some of them, like the Label, offer a few simple features like styling and text wrapping, while the native iOS label allows you to do much more. Did you know that you could extend the NativeScript modules to take advantage of other features that native elements offer? In this post, I will show you how to bend the label to your will by appending native functionality to it that doesn’t come with NativeScript.

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