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@nativescript/Email

You can use this plugin to compose an e-mail, have the user edit the draft manually, and send it.

Note: This plugin depends on the default mail app. If you want a fallback to a third party client app like Gmail or Outlook, then check for availability, and if not available use a solution like the Social Share plugin.

Installation

npm install @nativescript/email

Usage

Importing

Once you've installed the plugin, the next step is to import it before using it.

import * as email from '@nativescript/email';
// or
import { compose } from '@nativescript/email';
// or even
import { compose as composeEmail } from '@nativescript/email';

Checking the availability

To check if the device has a mail app installed, call the available method.

email.available().then((avail: boolean) => {
	console.log('Email available? ' + avail);
});

Composing an email

To compose an email, use the compose method.

// let's first create a File object
import { knownFolders } from '@nativescript/core';
var appPath = knownFolders.currentApp().path;
var logoPath = appPath + '/res/telerik-logo.png';

email
	.compose({
		subject: 'Yo',
		body: 'Hello <strong>dude</strong> :)',
		to: ['eddyverbruggen@gmail.com', 'to@person2.com'],
		cc: ['ccperson@somewhere.com'],
		bcc: ['eddy@combidesk.com', 'eddy@x-services.nl'],
		attachments: [
			{
				fileName: 'arrow1.png',
				path: 'base64://iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAABYAAAAoCAYAAAD6xArmAAAACXBIWXMAABYlAAAWJQFJUiTwAAAAHGlET1QAAAACAAAAAAAAABQAAAAoAAAAFAAAABQAAAB5EsHiAAAAAEVJREFUSA1iYKAimDhxYjwIU9FIBgaQgZMmTfoPwlOmTJGniuHIhlLNxaOGwiNqNEypkwlGk9RokoIUfaM5ijo5Clh9AAAAAP//ksWFvgAAAEFJREFUY5g4cWL8pEmT/oMwiM1ATTBqONbQHA2W0WDBGgJYBUdTy2iwYA0BrILDI7VMmTJFHqv3yBUEBQsIg/QDAJNpcv6v+k1ZAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC',
				mimeType: 'image/png',
			},
			{
				fileName: 'telerik-logo.png',
				path: logoPath,
				mimeType: 'image/png',
			},
		],
	})
	.then(
		function () {
			console.log('Email composer closed');
		},
		function (err) {
			console.log('Error: ' + err);
		}
	);

API

Method(s)

Name Return Type Description
available() Promise<boolean> Checks for availability of a mail app.
compose(options: ComposeOptions) Promise<boolean> Composes and sends a ComposeOptions email.

Attachment

Name Type Description
fileName string The name used for the attachment.
Example: fileName: 'Cute-Kitten.png'
path string The to the file to be attached.
mimeType string (iOS-only)Used to help the iOS device figure out how to send the file.Example:mimeType: 'image/png'

ComposeOptions

Name Type Description
subject string Optional: The subject of the email.
body string Optional: The body of the email. The plugin will automatically handle plain and html email content.
body string Optional: The body of the email. The plugin will automatically handle plain and html email content.
to string[] Optional: An array of email addresses of the direct recipients. On Android only the first item in the array is used.
cc string[] Optional: An array of email addresses of the cc recipients.
bcc string[] Optional: An array of email addresses of the bcc recipients.
attachments Array<Attachment> The files to be attached to the email.
iosViewController any Optional: (iOS-only) iOS View Controller to open compose from.

Usage with Angular

Check out this tutorial (YouTube) to learn how to use this plugin in a NativeScript-Angular app.

Known issues

On iOS you can't use the simulator to test the plugin because of an iOS limitation. To prevent a crash, this plugin returns false when available is invoked on the iOS simulator.

License

Apache License Version 2.0

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npm i @nativescript/email

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