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NativeScript with Angular Tab Navigation Template

App templates help you jump start your native cross-platform apps with built-in UI elements and best practices. Save time writing boilerplate code over and over again when you create new apps.

App template featuring a TabView component for navigation.

Key Features

  • Tab navigation
  • Five blank pages hooked to the tab navigation
  • Customizable theme
  • UX and development best practices
  • Easy to understand code

Quick Start

Execute the following command to create an app from this template:

ns create my-tab-ng --template @nativescript/template-tab-navigation-ng

Note: This command will create a new NativeScript app that uses the latest version of this template published to npm.

If you want to create a new app that uses the source of the template from the main branch, you can execute the following:

# clone nativescript-app-templates monorepo locally
git clone git@github.com:NativeScript/nativescript-app-templates.git

# create app template from local source (all templates are in the 'packages' subfolder of the monorepo)
ns create my-tab-ng --template nativescript-app-templates/packages/template-tab-navigation-ng

NB: Please, have in mind that the main branch may refer to dependencies that are not on NPM yet!



The tab navigation is set up in the application component:

  • /src/app/app.component - sets up the tab navigation and defines page router outlets for its items.

There are four components used for the tab content items located in these folders:

  • /src/app/home/home.component - the master home page. Displays a list of items and navigates to the item details page on item tap.
  • /src/app/home/item-detail/item-detail.component - the item details page. Displays the details of the tapped item.
  • /src/app/browse/browse.component - blank page
  • /src/app/search/search.component - blank page


This template is set up to use SASS for styling. All classes used are based on the {N} core theme – consult the documentation to understand how to customize it.

It has 3 global style files that are located at the root of the app folder:

  • /src/_app-common.scss - the global common style sheet. These style rules are applied to both Android and iOS.
  • /src/app.android.scss - the global Android style sheet. These style rules are applied to Android only.
  • /src/app.ios.scss - the global iOS style sheet. These style rules are applied to iOS only.

Get Help

The NativeScript framework has a vibrant community that can help when you run into problems.

Try joining the NativeScript community Discord. The Discord channel is a great place to get help troubleshooting problems, as well as connect with other NativeScript developers.

If you have found an issue with this template, please report the problem in the NativeScript repository.


We love PRs, and accept them gladly. Feel free to propose changes and new ideas. We will review and discuss, so that they can be accepted and better integrated.

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