Everything You Need to Know



A popup is a custom alert or dialog box. These are styled to resemble the native popups of each platform.

Importing UIPopup Into Your Project

In order to make a popup, you'll need to import the UIPopup class class into your project. You do that by by including the following at the top of your app.js file in your project's dev folder:

import {UIPopup} from './src/widgets/ui-popup'

After importing UIPopup, you are ready to create a popup.

They are a number of options for customizing how they display and act. The options for a popup are:

  • id - an id for the popup
  • title - displayed in the popup's title bar
  • message - displayed in the body of the popup
  • cancelButton - a name for the cancel button, the default is "Cancel"
  • continueButton - a name for the continue button, the defualt is "Continue"
  • width - a width for the popup, the default vaires by platform
  • callback - a callback to execute when the user taps the Continue button
  • empty - this creates an empty popup, which you can poplate with what you want.

Here's an example of a popup:

const popup = new UIPopup({
  id: 'warning',
  title: 'Attention Viewers!',
  message: 'The performance of "Merchant of Venice", Act 4 scene 1, will begin shortly. Thank you for your patience.',
  cancelButton: 'Cancel',
  continueButton: 'OK',
  callback: () => {
    const popupMessageTarget = document.querySelector('#popupMessageTarget');
    popupMessageTarget.textContent = 'Thanks for staying with us a bit longer.'
    setTimeout(function() {
    }, 2000)

$('#showPopup').on('tap', function() {

After initializing the popup, we can use its instance to show it. Above we saved our popup instance in the variable popup, so we can show it like this:

Simple  Layout

Check out the file "popup.html" in the examples folder. You can also see an example of an empty popup used for a busy control in file "activty-indicator-model.html". Read the following instructions for getting the examples.

Popup Example

See the Pen Popup V5 by Robert Biggs (@rbiggs) on CodePen.

Popup with Android Theme

See the Pen Popup Android Theme V5 by Robert Biggs (@rbiggs) on CodePen.