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  • Alexander Ziskind

Let’s face it, deploying to a device just to have the ability to debug your NativeScript app is so 4 months ago. I just wanted to write a quick entry on debugging a NativeScript app while running it on the iOS simulator. So hopefully searching for how to debug a NativeScript app on the simulator, or a combination of those words will help someone out next time they need help, as I did.

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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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