Loading Skeleton Native

Content Type: Widget
Categories: User Interface


Show a skeleton while a part of the page is loading, such that this won't result in waiting for the page to open. This is a Native variant of https://marketplace.mendix.com/link/component/119807.



Show a skeleton while a part of the page is loading, such that this won't result in waiting for the page to open. This is a Native variant of https://marketplace.mendix.com/link/component/119807:



  • Show a 'loading skeleton' while data is being loaded (e.g. when you use a big datasource or data is retrieved from an api).
  • Show rectangles or circles.
  • Show one or many skeletons.
  • Show custom content.


Place the widget on the page and place the content to show after loading inside the widget. The widget needs to know when content is rendered. For this e.g. a boolean can be used, which is set to true at the end of the datasource flow. You can configure which shapes to show while data is being loaded. However, sometimes it might be easier to use multiple skeleton widgets to render the skeleton needed, e.g. if you want some more control over the styling of the different shapes. By giving the different widgets the same expression, the data is shown simultaneously.

Another option is to use custom content. Once you set the "Use Shapes" property to false, a second widget container will become available where you can configure the content you want to show during loading the content within the first container.

The widget does not know when it starts showing. Therefore, if the other content on your page also takes some time to load, the skeleton is triggered too late and will not be shown. A small delay (like 100 ms) can be set to make sure the other content is loaded. Another option can be to put the other content also in a skeleton widget.

Multiple datasources

If you want to load multiple datasources on your page, you have two options:

  • Show part of page when ready. If you want to show one part of the page when that part is ready and still show a skeleton for the other part, you can insert a skeleton widget for every part of the page that loads their own part with their own boolean to indicate when data is loaded.
  • Wait till everything is ready. If you want to wait with showing something till everything is ready, you can use one or multiple skeletons. However you must make sure that you only show the data when everything is loaded. This can e.g. be done by adding a boolean per datasource and add all booleans to the expression.


Every shape gets default styling (skeletonShape), which gives a margin bottom and the background color. In addition, rectangles have the skeletonRectangle styling, which gives a small border radius of 4. The circle (skeletonCircle) have a border radius of 50% of the width. All shapes together are grouped by a view, with styling skeletonContainer. These styles can be overwritten if needed, but you can also show multiple skeletons with the same boolean as source or show custom content.


  • Only react widgets can be rendered within the skeleton.


Version: 1.0.0
Framework Version: 9.18.0
Release Notes: Initial release