Ionic 2 Popover

Ionic 2 Popover : Popover is an important component of Ionic 2 framework. Popover is basically dialog that appears above the content’s view. It can be used to provide or gather information from user. It is very simple to create popover in Ionic 2. Here in this tutorial we are going to explain how you can create popover with various examples & demo. You can also use our online editor to run and see the output of the example.

Ionic 2 Popover Example

PopoverController is used to create the popovers so it must be imported before using it. Let us create the very basic popover in ionic 2, It contains the following part-

  • Html part
  • Controller Part

Html Part : demo.html

Ionic 2 Popover Example: Html Part

  <ion-navbar color="primary">
    <ion-buttons end>
     <a ion-button icon-only (click)="openPopover($event)">
      <ion-icon name="more"></ion-icon>

Controller Part : demo.ts

Popover Controller Example

import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import { PopoverController} from 'ionic-angular';
import { PopoverContentPage } from './popover';
  templateUrl: 'demo.html'

export class DemoPage {
 constructor(public popoverCtrl: PopoverController) { }

  openPopover(myEvent) {
    let popover = this.popoverCtrl.create(PopoverContentPage);
      ev: myEvent

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If you run the above example it will produce the following output-

Ionic 2 Popover Example

Now let us define the popover component

Controller Part : popover.ts

Create popover.ts file and add the following script-

Popover Controller Example:

import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import { ViewController } from 'ionic-angular';
  templateUrl: 'popover.html'

export class PopoverContentPage {
constructor(public viewCtrl: ViewController) {}
close() {

Html Part : popover.html

Create popover.html file and add the content which will be displayed in popover. Here is an example of popover template-

Popover Controller Example:

      <ion-list-header color="danger">Select Topic</ion-list-header>
      <button ion-item (click)="close()">Ionic 2</button>
      <button ion-item (click)="close()">Angular 2</button>
      <button ion-item (click)="close()">Magento</button>
      <button ion-item (click)="close()">Html 5</button>

Add Popover Config in app.module.ts

Add the configuration for PopoverContentPage, import { PopoverContentPage } from ‘../pages/demo/popover’; and add declaration, entryComponents for PopoverContentPage.-

Popover app.module.ts configuration Example:

import { NgModule, ErrorHandler } from '@angular/core';
import { IonicApp, IonicModule, IonicErrorHandler } from 'ionic-angular';
import { MyApp } from './app.component';
import { DemoPage } from '../pages/demo/demo';
import { PopoverContentPage } from '../pages/demo/popover';

  declarations: [
  imports: [
  bootstrap: [IonicApp],
  entryComponents: [
  providers: [{provide: ErrorHandler, useClass: IonicErrorHandler}]
export class AppModule {}

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Options Available

Instance Methods

Popover Create Method Options:

create(component, data, opts);
Param Type Details
component object The Popover view
data object Any data to pass to the Popover view
opts object Popover options


Option Type Description
cssClass String Css class for custom styling.
showBackdrop boolean Whether to show the backdrop. Default is true.
enableBackdropDismiss boolean Whether the popover should be dismissed by tapping the backdrop. Default is true.


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