by leocaseiro | v2.1.0
A NativeScript plugin for showing an overlayed loading indicator.
npm i --save nativescript-loading-indicator-new


Note: this plugin is not being actively maintained.

nativescript-loading-indicator-new 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.

Under the hood, we use MBProgressHUD on iOS, and ProgressDialog on Android.


tns plugin add nativescript-loading-indicator-new


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

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

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!",
square: false,
margin: 10,
dimBackground: true,
color: "#4B9ED6",
mode: // see iOS specific options below
};; // 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:

iOS Specific

  • Reference:

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