by essent | v4.0.0
A NativeScript plugin for showing an overlayed loading indicator.
npm i --save @essent/nativescript-loading-indicator


nativescript-loading-indicator is a plugin for NativeScript which overlays a loading indicator on the current page. Can be used, for example, to prevent the UI being interacted with while data is being fetched from an API, while informing the user that something is happening.


tns plugin add nativescript-loading-indicator


var LoadingIndicator = require("nativescript-loading-indicator").LoadingIndicator;

// or with TypeScript:
// import {LoadingIndicator} from "nativescript-loading-indicator";

var loader = new LoadingIndicator();

// optional options
// android and ios have some platform specific options
var options = {
message: 'Loading...',
progress: 0.65,
android: {
indeterminate: true,
cancelable: false,
max: 100,
progressNumberFormat: "%1d/%2d",
progressPercentFormat: 0.53,
progressStyle: 1,
secondaryProgress: 1
ios: {
details: "Additional detail note!",
margin: 10,
dimBackground: true,
color: "#4B9ED6", // color of indicator and labels
// background box around indicator
// hideBezel will override this if true
backgroundColor: "yellow",
hideBezel: true, // default false, can hide the surrounding bezel
view: UIView, // Target view to show on top of (Defaults to entire window)
mode: // see iOS specific options below

loader.show(options); // options is optional

// Do whatever it is you want to do while the loader is showing, then



  • message: string Your message!
  • progress: number Set progress display

Android Specific

  • Reference: http://developer.android.com/intl/zh-tw/reference/android/app/ProgressDialog.html

iOS Specific

  • Reference: https://github.com/jdg/MBProgressHUD/blob/master/Demo/Classes/MBHudDemoViewController.m

Quick Mode Reference:

  • MBProgressHUDModeDeterminate
  • MBProgressHUDModeAnnularDeterminate
  • MBProgressHUDModeDeterminateHorizontalBar
  • MBProgressHUDModeText
  • MBProgressHUDModeCustomView
    • use with customView: string - local path to an image file


Loading indicator on iOS Loading indicator on Android