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StatusBar Plugin

Tested Version: 2.2.3

Note

This document is based on the original Cordova docs available at Cordova Docs.

The StatusBar object provides some functions to customize the iOS and Android StatusBar.

Plugin ID

cordova-plugin-statusbar

Adding the Plugin in Monaca

In order to use this plugin, please enable StatusBar plugin in Monaca Cloud IDE.

Preferences

config.xml

  • StatusBarOverlaysWebView (boolean, defaults to true). On iOS 7, make the statusbar overlay or not overlay the WebView at startup.

    <preference name="StatusBarOverlaysWebView" value="true" />
    
  • StatusBarBackgroundColor (color hex string, no default value). On iOS 7, set the background color of the statusbar by a hex string (#RRGGBB) at startup. If this value is not set, the background color will be transparent.

    <preference name="StatusBarBackgroundColor" value="#000000" />
    
  • StatusBarStyle (status bar style, defaults to lightcontent). On iOS 7, set the status bar style. Available options default, lightcontent, blacktranslucent, blackopaque.

    <preference name="StatusBarStyle" value="lightcontent" />
    

Android Quirks

The Android 5+ guidelines specify using a different color for the statusbar than your main app color (unlike the uniform statusbar color of many iOS 7+ apps), so you may want to set the statusbar color at runtime instead via StatusBar.backgroundColorByHexString or StatusBar.backgroundColorByName. One way to do that would be:

if (cordova.platformId == 'android') {
    StatusBar.backgroundColorByHexString("#333");
}

Hiding at startup

During runtime you can use the StatusBar.hide function below, but if you want the StatusBar to be hidden at app startup, you must modify your app’s Info.plist file.

Add/edit these two attributes if not present. Set “Status bar is initially hidden” to “YES” and set “View controller-based status bar appearance” to “NO”. If you edit it manually without Xcode, the keys and values are:

<key>UIStatusBarHidden</key>
<true/>
<key>UIViewControllerBasedStatusBarAppearance</key>
<false/>

Methods

This plugin defines global StatusBar object. Although in the global scope, it is not available until after the deviceready event.

document.addEventListener("deviceready", onDeviceReady, false);
function onDeviceReady() {
    console.log(StatusBar);
}
  • StatusBar.overlaysWebView
  • StatusBar.styleDefault
  • StatusBar.styleLightContent
  • StatusBar.styleBlackTranslucent
  • StatusBar.styleBlackOpaque
  • StatusBar.backgroundColorByName
  • StatusBar.backgroundColorByHexString
  • StatusBar.hide
  • StatusBar.show

StatusBar.overlaysWebView

On iOS 7, make the statusbar overlay or not overlay the WebView.

StatusBar.overlaysWebView(true);

Description

On iOS 7, set to false to make the statusbar appear like iOS 6. Set the style and background color to suit using the other functions.

Supported Platforms

  • iOS

Quick Example

StatusBar.overlaysWebView(true);
StatusBar.overlaysWebView(false);

StatusBar.styleDefault

Use the default statusbar (dark text, for light backgrounds).

StatusBar.styleDefault();

Supported Platforms

  • iOS

StatusBar.styleLightContent

Use the lightContent statusbar (light text, for dark backgrounds).

StatusBar.styleLightContent();

Supported Platforms

  • iOS

StatusBar.styleBlackTranslucent

Use the blackTranslucent statusbar (light text, for dark backgrounds).

StatusBar.styleBlackTranslucent();

Supported Platforms

  • iOS

StatusBar.styleBlackOpaque

Use the blackOpaque statusbar (light text, for dark backgrounds).

StatusBar.styleBlackOpaque();

Supported Platforms

  • iOS

StatusBar.backgroundColorByName

On iOS 7, when you set StatusBar.statusBarOverlaysWebView to false, you can set the background color of the statusbar by color name.

StatusBar.backgroundColorByName("red");

Supported color names are:

black, darkGray, lightGray, white, gray, red, green, blue, cyan, yellow, magenta, orange, purple, brown

Supported Platforms

  • iOS
  • Android 5+

StatusBar.backgroundColorByHexString

Sets the background color of the statusbar by a hex string.

StatusBar.backgroundColorByHexString("#C0C0C0");

CSS shorthand properties are also supported.

StatusBar.backgroundColorByHexString("#333"); // => #333333
StatusBar.backgroundColorByHexString("#FAB"); // => #FFAABB

On iOS 7, when you set StatusBar.statusBarOverlaysWebView to false, you can set the background color of the statusbar by a hex string (#RRGGBB).

Supported Platforms

  • iOS
  • Android 5+

StatusBar.hide

Hide the statusbar.

StatusBar.hide();

Supported Platforms

  • iOS
  • Android

StatusBar.show

Shows the statusbar.

StatusBar.show();

Supported Platforms

  • iOS
  • Android

Properties

StatusBar.isVisible

Read this property to see if the statusbar is visible or not.

if (StatusBar.isVisible) {
    // do something
}

Supported Platforms

  • iOS
  • Android

Events

statusTap

Listen for this event to know if the statusbar was tapped.

window.addEventListener('statusTap', function() {
    // scroll-up with document.body.scrollTop = 0; or do whatever you want
});

Supported Platforms

  • iOS

Permissions

config.xml

<feature name="StatusBar">
    <param name="ios-package" value="CDVStatusBar" onload="true" />
</feature>