NativeScript: Upgrading to v1.7.0

Since I have been posting these since the early versions of NativeScript; I figured I would continue. It has been several months since the last major upgrade and this version has all sorts of bug fixes and new goodies. The changelog is available at https://github.com/NativeScript/NativeScript/releases/tag/v1.7.0 The biggest new feature is the ability to override the… Continue reading NativeScript: Upgrading to v1.7.0

NativeScript: Android plugins and Windows path size issues

If your on Linux or OSX you can skip this post; it only applies to us pathetic people that prefer Windows (like me ). I do have Linux and OSX, so maybe I'm not that pathetic; but since I do prefer Windows, maybe I am. If you don't want to read the reason this occurs… Continue reading NativeScript: Android plugins and Windows path size issues

NativeScript - Capturing the Back Button on Android

Quite frequently you want to control what happens when your user hits the back button, well this is actually pretty simple to do on Android.  I've seen this question pop up several times; so it makes good blog post fodder. You can either do this totally globally; or on a per page basis.   Globally, you… Continue reading NativeScript - Capturing the Back Button on Android

NativeScript/JavaScript Tip: Debugging

Once thing I was made aware of today was that not everyone knows the magic "debugger;" command.   I suppose this makes sense; I rarely see it mentioned, but it is a very useful debugging command in the JavaScript world. The "debugger;" command is used to cause the application to stop and enter the debugger at… Continue reading NativeScript/JavaScript Tip: Debugging

NativeScript: Upgrading to v1.60

Since I have been posting these since the early versions of NativeScript; I figured I would continue.   It has been several months since the last major upgrade and this version has all sorts of bug fixes and new goodies.   The changelog is available at https://github.com/NativeScript/NativeScript/releases/tag/v1.6.0 Some of the new features that I'm looking forward to… Continue reading NativeScript: Upgrading to v1.60

NativeScript: Tip - access a related view of a GridView/ListView/Repeater

I was asked earlier this week about how to access a related label when you click on a button or other object in the list of a ListView/GridView/Repeater. Since it took me a little while to figure this out for my own project a couple weeks ago and since someone else ran into this issue… Continue reading NativeScript: Tip - access a related view of a GridView/ListView/Repeater

NativeScript: iOS xCode 7.2+ Code signing fix!

For the last couple months since xCode 7.2 was released, those poor iOS developers who upgraded to 7.2 have felt much pain if they installed any Cocoapods. If you didn't use any PODs you were fine.  But the minute you used a plugin that has a POD; you were in for a world of hurt. … Continue reading NativeScript: iOS xCode 7.2+ Code signing fix!

NativeScript: Keeping your AndroidManifest.xml easily editable and under version control.

So here I was again minding my own business on the forums again, and Ben posted he had been attempting to use this new feature of v1.5.x of NativeScript and it was failing.  I responded it didn't work like that.   Thankfully he was persistent and ignored my wrong response, and linked to the github issue… Continue reading NativeScript: Keeping your AndroidManifest.xml easily editable and under version control.