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How to create a Setting screen

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The Setting screen serves as a centralized hub within an application, offering users the ability to customize and configure various aspects of their experience. This section is designed to empower users with control over the application's settings, allowing them to tailor their interaction based on individual preferences and requirements.

This article provides an in-depth guide, empowering both designers and developers to incorporate a user-centric Setting screen into their applications effortlessly. This seamless integration is facilitated by utilizing design components from the Ionic Kit, constructed upon the foundation of the Ionic framework's extensive library.

1. Install Ionic CLI with the command

Creating a project with the Ionic CLI

npm i -g @ionic/cli

2. Create a new project

To create a new project, run the following command.

ionic start chats-screen blank --type=react

3. Get inside the project directory

cd settings-screen

4. Create the page

Create page Settings.tsx inside src/pages and add code

import { IonPage } from '@ionic/react';

const Settings: React.FC = () => {
   return (
     <IonPage></IonPage>
   );
};

export default Settings;

Please make sure that you've added routing in src/App.txs for the created page. All Ionic framework components that will be used below should be imported similarly to the IonPage component.

5. Add header and the content

For convenience, we will be using the layout structure recommended by Ionic (https://ionicframework.com/docs/layout/structure#header) for our screen. This allows us to add header code and content inside the <IonPage></IonPage>.

<IonHeader>
  <IonToolbar>
    <IonTitle>Logotype</IonTitle>
  </IonToolbar>
</IonHeader>
<IonContent>
  ...
</IonContent>

6. Add and style the content within the component

Inside the IonContent component, add the <br /> tag to create a line break between components. Next add the IonText component with the class ion-text-center within the IonContent section. This will apply styling to the content within the IonText, providing centering the text according to Ionic's guidelines. Inside the IonText component, include an h1 element with the text "Settings".

<IonContent>
  <br />
  <IonText className='ion-text-center'>
    <h1>Settings</h1>
  </IonText>
</IonContent>

7. Organize the list of parameters

Within the IonContent section, place the IonList component with class ion-margin-bottom.

<IonContent>
  <br />
  <IonText className='ion-text-center'>
    <h1>Settings</h1>
  </IonText>
  <IonList className='ion-margin-top'>
  </IonList>
</IonContent>

Additionally, apply the ion-margin-top class to the IonList component to separate it.

8. Within the IonList component, include the IonItem component with the class ion-margin-bottom

<IonContent>
  <br />
  <IonText className='ion-text-center'>
    <h1>Settings</h1>
  </IonText>
  <IonList className='ion-margin-top'>
    <IonItem className='ion-margin-bottom'>
    </IonItem>
  </IonList>
</IonContent>

In this scenario, IonItem with the ion-margin-bottom class is employed, facilitating the customization of parameter presentation with preferred margins.

9. Specify the parameter name

Within the IonItem component, include the IonLabel component containing the text "Skill level".

<IonText className='ion-text-center'>
  <h1>Settings</h1>
</IonText>
<IonList className='ion-margin-top'>
  <IonItem className='ion-margin-bottom'>
    <IonLabel>Skill level</IonLabel>
  </IonItem>
</IonList>

10. Specify and position the parameter value

Add the IonNote component containing the text "Beginner" to specify the parameter value, and set the slot attribute as end to position the parameter value at the end of the line.

<IonText className='ion-text-center'>
  <h1>Settings</h1>
</IonText>
<IonList className='ion-margin-top'>
  <IonItem className='ion-margin-bottom'>
    <IonLabel>Skill level</IonLabel>
    <IonNote slot='end'>Beginner</IonNote>
  </IonItem>
</IonList>

11. Repeat steps 8 through 10

Add another parameter named Session length with the value of 10 minutes.

<IonList className='ion-margin-top'>
  ...
  <IonItem className='ion-margin-bottom'>
    <IonLabel>Session length</IonLabel>
    <IonNote slot='end'>10 minutes</IonNote>
    </IonItem>
</IonList>

12. Repeat step 8

Add one more IonItem component with the class ion-margin-bottom, similar to step 8.

13. Enable toggling the state of the parameter

Within the IonItem component, place the IonToggle component. Set the attribute checked as true to switch on this parameter by default.

<IonList className='ion-margin-top'>
  ...
  <IonItem className='ion-margin-bottom'>
    <IonToggle checked={true}>Listening exercise</IonToggle>
  </IonItem>
</IonList>

14. Repeat steps 12 and 13 to add Sound effects parameter

Add another parameter with a toggle named Sound effects.

<IonList className='ion-margin-top'>
  ...
  <IonItem className='ion-margin-bottom'>
    <IonToggle checked={true}>Sound effects</IonToggle>
  </IonItem>
</IonList>

15. Repeat step 8

Add one more IonItem component with the class ion-margin-bottom, similar to step 8.

16. Add Vibration parameter

Within the IonItem component, place the IonToggle component for a parameter called Vibration

<IonList className='ion-margin-top'>
  ...
  <IonItem className='ion-margin-bottom'>
    <IonToggle>Vibration</IonToggle>
  </IonItem>
</IonList>

17. Repeat steps 12 and 13 to add the Native assist parameter

Add another parameter with a toggle named Native assist.

<IonList className='ion-margin-top'>
  ...
  <IonItem className='ion-margin-bottom'>
    <IonToggle checked={true}>Native assist</IonToggle>
  </IonItem>
</IonList>

18. Repeat steps 12 and 13 to add the Motivational cheers parameter

Add another parameter with a toggle named Motivational cheers.

<IonList className='ion-margin-top'>
  ...
  <IonItem className='ion-margin-bottom'>
    <IonToggle checked={true}>Motivational cheers</IonToggle>
  </IonItem>
</IonList>

19. Repeat steps 8 through 10 to add the Native language parameter

Add another parameter named Native language with the value of English (American).

<IonList className='ion-margin-top'>
  ...
  <IonItem className='ion-margin-bottom'>
    <IonLabel>Native language</IonLabel>
    <IonNote slot='end'>English (American)</IonNote>
  </IonItem>
</IonList>

20. Repeat steps 15 and 16 to add the Notifications parameter

Add another parameter with a toggle named Notifications.

<IonList className='ion-margin-top'>
  ...
  <IonItem className='ion-margin-bottom'>
    <IonToggle>Notifications</IonToggle>
  </IonItem>
</IonList>

Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey thus far. Stay tuned for more guides in our comprehensive series, where we'll not only delve into various aspects of mobile app development but also showcase how the Ionic Kit can be your game-changer.

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