Release Notes, 6.7.2

iOS & Android Runtime Performance Improvements

This minor release focuses on all around performance improvements in iOS and Android.

🚧Manual migration to SF-core 3.1.0 required

Please note that some of the changes in the new framework require manual migration. Please take the steps outlined in the following sections for migration.

AsyncTask

AsyncTask can be used in cases where UI thread can cause performance issues. AsyncTask creates a different thread to overcome this.

Router and Navigator Performance

Performance of Router & Navigator is improved. Now, there is no need to require a page when it's being added to the Router (or a Navigator instance). This eliminates the overhead of the require method.

SF-core 3.0.2 to 3.1.0 Migration Guide

Page will be "require"d in the background when Router.go or myNavigator.go runs.

Before version 3.1.0JavaScript

Router.add("page1", require("./pages/page1"));
Router.go("page1");
var myNavigator = new Navigator();
myNavigator.add("page2", require("./pages/page2"));
myNavigator.go("page2");

On or After version 3.1.0JavaScript

// Absolute path must be given
Router.add("page1", "pages/page1");
Router.go("page1");
var myNavigator = new Navigator();
myNavigator.add("page2", "pages/page2");
myNavigator.go("page2");

Minimum iOS and Android Version Support

Minimum supported iOS and Android versions versions are updated as specified in our previous release notes. Please keep an eye on the release notes for any updates regarding minimum supported OS versions.

Improved ImageView Performance

Overhead of the Image.createFromFile now can be eliminated. When creating an ImageView, path of the image can be set as the image property. If you do so, Picasso library is used in the background for increased performance. This is highly recommended although both usages are supported.

❗️

When image property is set as string, ImageView's width & height or at least flexGrow parameter must be set.

Before SF-core version 3.1.0JavaScript

new ImageView({
image: Image.createFromFile("images://smartface.png")
});

On or After SF-core version 3.1.0JavaScript

new ImageView({
image: "images://smartface.png"
});

Object.defineProperty Snippet for Text Editor

Each library component has a source code under the scripts/components folder. You can now define custom properties for each component using the Object.defineProperty.

Just type defineProperty and click enter. Then type your property name. Your snippet is ready.

Changelog

  • added: [Framework] Center logo support for HeaderBar

  • added: [Framework] Dialog with StatusBar

  • added: [Framework] Send email without leaving the app

  • added: [Framework] Fade parameter for loadFromURL & loadFromFile methods of ImageView

  • added: [Framework] Border properties for HeaderBarItem.Badge

  • added: [Framework] Option to set visibility of the HeaderBar border

  • added: [Framework] Large title support for iOS

  • added: [Framework] AsyncTask for time consuming and non UI operations

  • added: [UI Editor] borderVisibility property of the HeaderBar

  • added: [UI Editor] Object.defineProperty snippet

  • improved: [Framework] Router performance

  • improved: [Framework] SwipeView performance in Android

  • improved: [Framework] MapView lazy loading

  • improved: [Framework] It is no longer necessary to set the ID property to all children of a ListViewItem

  • improved: [Framework] Performance of ImageView creation using Picasso library in the background

  • fixed: [Framework] Calculated layout of a ScrollView will take the size of the ScrollView in minimum

  • fixed: [UI Editor] Autosize of the ScrollView

  • fixed: [UI Editor] Image scaling for iPhoneX when using the emulator

  • fixed: [UI Editor] Go to Code feature when no component is selected

  • known: [Framework] Clustering on MapView