NativeScript module for implementing routed value graphs.
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NativeScript Routed Values

A NativeScript module for implementing routed value graphs.


NativeScript Toolbox

This module is part of nativescript-toolbox.


MIT license


  • Android
  • iOS



tns plugin add nativescript-routed-values

inside your app project to install the module.

What are "routed values"?

The idea is that you can build graphs of values.

You define one or more root element that can have one or more child that also can handle one or more child and so on.

For example:

/ \
B1 B2
/ \ / \
C1 C2 C3 C4

Here you have the root element A1 that has the children B1 and B2.

B1 itself has the children C1 and C2.

B2 is the parent of C3 and C4.

The code of that graph looks like this:

import {RoutedNumber} from "nativescript-routed-values";

// the root element
var A1 = new RoutedNumber();

// the children of A1
var B1 = new RoutedNumber();
var B2 = new RoutedNumber();
A1.addChildren(B1, B2);

// the children of B1
var C1 = new RoutedNumber();
var C2 = new RoutedNumber();
B1.addChildren(C1, C2);

// the children of B2
var C3 = new RoutedNumber();
var C4 = new RoutedNumber();
B2.addChildren(C3, C4);

Now if you change the value of A1 it will notify that value to all its children.

And these children will notify value changes to their children and so on.

By default the highest values wins.

You can set the value by using the innerValue property:

A1.innerValue = 5979;

The effect is that A1 will raise a change event for the value property of itself and their children B1 and B2.

B1 and B2 will also raise change events for their children.

Other direction

You also can use the "other" direction, what means that the lower value "wins".

In that case you have to set Descending value of the RouterStradegy enum

enum RouterStradegy {
* Take the value from parent (if greater)

* Take the value from parent (if smaller)

in the constructor of a routed value.

import {RoutedNumber, RouterStradegy} from "nativescript-routed-values";

var A1 = new RoutedNumber(RouterStradegy.Descending);


Data binding

The graph above is realized as demo app.

The values of the left side are the routed values provided by value property.

The values of the right side are the "real" / inner values provided by innerValue property.

To increase a value simply tap on it.



import {RoutedNumber} from "nativescript-routed-values";

var A1 = new RoutedNumber(); = 'A1';
A1.onValueChanged((newValue, obj) => {
console.log("New value of '" + + "' is: " + newValue);

A1.innerValue = 5979;



This represents a "traffic light" and uses the following enum:

enum TraficLightState {
* None (gray)
None = 0,

* OK (green)
OK = 1,

* Warning (yellow)
Warning = 2,

* Error (red)
Error = 3,

* Fatal error (yellow / red)
FatalError = 4,


This is the generic version of a routed value and can be used for all comparable value types, especially for enums:

import {RoutedValue} from "nativescript-routed-values";

enum MyEnum {
Value1 = 1,
Value2 = 2,
Value3 = 3,

var v = new RoutedValue<MyEnum>();
v.innerValue = MyEnum.Value1;