divyanshch divyanshch - 11 months ago 293
TypeScript Question

Alerts with array in Ionic 2

How do you use a array to populate a alert list. For example if the array had a bunch of names.

array = [john,dixy,tom,jared];

I want the alert to pop up and show those names so they can be selected from.
I am working with ionic 2.

Answer Source

Since the alert is created by using an object with the options, we can use that object to create the radio buttons with the names of the array. Please take a look at this plunker.

import { Component } from "@angular/core";
import { AlertController } from "ionic-angular/index";

export class HomePage {

  private names: Array<string>;

  constructor(private alertCtrl: AlertController) { 
    this.names = [ 'john', 'dixy', 'tom', 'jared']; 

  presentConfirm() {

    // Object with options used to create the alert
    var options = {
      title: 'Choose the name',
      message: 'Which name do you like?',
      buttons: [
          text: 'Cancel',
          role: 'cancel',
          handler: () => {
            console.log('Cancel clicked');
          text: 'Ok',
          handler: data => {

    options.inputs = [];

    // Now we add the radio buttons
    for(let i=0; i< this.names.length; i++) {
      options.inputs.push({ name : 'options', value: this.names[i], label: this.names[i], type: 'radio' });

    // Create the alert with the options
    let alert = this.alertCtrl.create(options);

Hope this helps :)