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+ don't resize the webview when hiding the statusbar if its overlaid

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StatusBar

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

PhoneGap Build

To include the StatusBar plugin in your PhoneGap Build application, add this to your config.xml:

<gap:plugin name="com.phonegap.plugin.statusbar" />

Preferences

These launch preferences not yet supported by PhoneGap Build

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, defaults to #000000). On iOS 7, set the background color of the statusbar by a hex string (#RRGGBB) at startup.

    <preference name="StatusBarBackgroundColor" value="#000000" />
    

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/>

On PhoneGap Build this can be done by adding the following to your config.xml:

<gap:config-file platform="ios" parent="UIStatusBarHidden">
    <true/>
</gap:config-file>

<gap:config-file platform="ios" parent="UIViewControllerBasedStatusBarAppearance">
    <false/>
</gap:config-file>

Methods

  • StatusBar.overlaysWebView
  • StatusBar.styleDefault
  • StatusBar.styleLightContent
  • StatusBar.styleBlackTranslucent
  • StatusBar.styleBlackOpaque
  • StatusBar.backgroundColorByName
  • StatusBar.backgroundColorByHexString
  • StatusBar.hide
  • StatusBar.show

Properties

  • StatusBar.isVisible

Permissions

config.xml

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

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, clear

Supported Platforms

  • iOS

StatusBar.backgroundColorByHexString

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

StatusBar.backgroundColorByHexString("#C0C0C0");

Supported Platforms

  • iOS

StatusBar.hide

Hide the statusbar.

StatusBar.hide();

Supported Platforms

  • iOS

StatusBar.show

Shows the statusbar.

StatusBar.show();

Supported Platforms

  • iOS

StatusBar.isVisible

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

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

Supported Platforms

  • iOS
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