SolvedNativeScript Navigation is slow on Android with tns-core-modules version 2.3.0

Moved from NativeScript/nativescript-angular#453

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Tell us about the problem

When upgrading to the latest NativeScript tns-core-modules 2.3.0 I started getting an issue where navigation on Android is really slow (it looks like the fade-in animation gets stuck).

Which platform(s) does your issue occur on?


Please provide the following version numbers that your issue occurs with:

  • CLI: 2.3.0
  • Cross-platform modules: 2.3.0
  • Runtime(s): "tns-android" 2.3.0 and "tns-ios" 2.3.0

Please tell us how to recreate the issue in as much detail as possible.

Create an app which implements navigation between different screens, at which point during the navigation the transition (on API 23 the fade-in) seams stuck. You can reproduce this by cloning the nativescript-ui-samples-angular or non Angular nativescript-ui-samples and changing the tns-core-modules version to 2.3.0 here.

Is there code involved?

Nothing custom, simply using the NativeScript navigation implementation on Android.

47 Answers

βœ”οΈAccepted Answer

Already in master branch with changes in Image module. OOM Exception should be rare if at all.
Please try with @next of tns-core-modules and tns-core-modules-widgets.

Other Answers:


We're currently in the proof of concept stage trying to pick a platform and this definitely didn't help my case for NativeScript...

Hey guys,

please attach a project that demonstrate the problem. It could be that you have different versions of modules (e.g. if you are using UI for {N} they could define older version in package.json) and CLI choose to use the older version.

Please try on clean project with @next of tns-code-modules & tns-code-modules-widgets and if you see a problem - attach the project so that we could investigate it.

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