Possible to use ion-tabs without its own nav-views and point to another nav-view?


I’m trying to use an Ionic tab bar with an Ionic side menu, and I feel like everything’s working except one thing. As I understand it, when you change state in the UI router, you can name the view/views that change. I’d like to use an ion-tabs tab bar but ignore its nav views, and have the ion tab buttons trigger a change in state, and then I’ll include ‘views’ property inside those state changes to affect a single nav-view.

Is this possible? It’s not working for me so far. Here are snippets of my code that are probably relevant:

My first attempt was a nav view just inside , not inside a side menu:
<ion-nav-view name="myView"></ion-nav-view>

My second attempt was the nav view inside ion-side-menu-content
<ion-nav-view class="has-header" name="myView"></ion-nav-view>

These show up “Hello” if I put that inside the nav-view, but my tabs never load into the view.

In the relevant state changes, I have ‘myView’ as the target view.

.state('tab.home', {
    url: '/home',
    views: { 'myView': { templateUrl: 'templates/tab-home.html', controller: 'HomeCtrl' } }

And my tab bar is as follows:

  <ion-tab title="Home" icon="icon ion-home" href="#/tab/home">
    <!--<ion-nav-view name="tab-home"/>-->

Here, I’ve tried both leaving the nav view in, and taking it out.

Any help’s appreciated.