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Dynamically load a svelte component. Based on react-loadable.


Just pass a loader method which return a async module import:

  import Loadable from 'svelte-loadable'

<Loadable loader={() => import('./AsyncComponent.svelte')} />

Use unloader to prevent Loadable from caching the component which will cause it to call loader each time the component is used after being unmounted.

  import Loadable from 'svelte-loadable'

  // unloader callback
  function unloader() {
    // some code here

<!-- unloader as boolean -->
<Loadable ... unloader />
<Loadable ... unloader="{true}" />
<Loadable ... unloader="{someBooleanValue}" />

<!-- unloader as predefined function in script tag above -->
<Loadable ... {unloader} />
<!-- unloader as an inline function -->
<Loadable ... unloader={() => { /* some code here */ }} />

<!-- example using SystemJS Module Loader which has the ability to unload (delete) a previously loaded module -->
<Loadable loader={() => System.import('./AsyncComponent.svelte')} unloader={()
=> System.delete(System.resolve('./AsyncComponent.svelte'))} />


  • loader: a function which import() your component to the <Loadable> component.
  • delay: minimum delay in msecs for showing the loading slot. Default: 200
  • timeout: time in msecs for showing the timeout slot.
  • unloader: true to prevent the component from being cached or a function which will also prevent the component from being cached after being unmounted and will be called immediately after it is removed from cache.

Any other prop will be passed directly onto the rendered component if the default slot is defined:

<Loadable loader="{...}" foo="cookie" bar="potato" />
<!-- `foo` and `bar` will be available to the rendered component -->

If the default slot is used, it's up to the developer to render the component:

<Loadable loader="{...}" let:component>
  <svelte:component this="{component}" foo="cookie" bar="potato" />


  • on:load: a function which is executed right after the <Loadable> component is loaded.
<Loadable on:load={() => console.log('The component has been loaded')}
loader={...} />

Otherwise, if your callback contains more code, you can wrap it into a function, and call it without parentheses

<Loadable on:load="{callback}" loader="{...}" />


  • loading: customizes the loading state;
  • error: customizes the error state. You can let:error to have access to the error variable, and let:retry to have access to the retry method.
  • timeout: customizes the timeout state. Will only appear if timeout prop is defined;
  • default: customizes the imported component render (add props, etc). You can let:component to access the imported component constructor.

Basic Example

  import Loadable from 'svelte-loadable'

<Loadable loader={() => import('./AsyncComponent.svelte')}>
  <div slot="loading">Loading...</div>
  <div slot="error" let:error let:retry>
    <button on:click={retry}>Try again</button>

Registering a loader

Or, preventing "flash of loading"

By default, Svelte Loadable will dynamically load the specified loader (import statement) every time the component is initialized and reinitialized. This creates a delay between initial rendering, and rending the loaded component, even for components which have previously been loaded. To work around that, Svelte Loadable provides an optional cache, which can be used to predefine a loader, and keep track of whether it has already been loaded. When a loader is registered, it will render immediately on the next initialization.

To set that up, you'll need to register the loader at definition time in a module script block, instead of passing the loader directly to the loadable component instance, then pass the resulting loader on to the loadable component. It looks like this (with svelte-routing).

NOTE: A resolve function is necessary for most SSR solutions. The function must return an absolute path, which will be used for indexing, and for loading before hydration. The specific way to generate that may vary by platform. A babel plugin for Svelte Loadable to help generate that automatically is forthcoming.


<script context="module">
  import { register } from 'svelte-loadable'

  // Loaders must be registered outside of the render tree.
  const PageLoader = register({
    loader: () => import('./pages/Page.svelte'),
    resolve: () => require.resolve('./pages/Page.svelte'),
  const HomeLoader = register({
    loader: () => import('./home/Home.svelte'),
    resolve: () => require.resolve('./home/Home.svelte'),

  import { Router, Link, Route } from 'svelte-routing'
  import Loadable from 'svelte-loadable'

  export let url = ''

<Router url="{url}">
  <Route path="/pages/:slug" let:params>
    <Loadable loader="{PageLoader}" slug="{params.slug}">
      <div slot="loading">Loading...</div>
  <Route path="/">
    <Loadable loader="{HomeLoader}" />

Another advantage is that if the same module is registered in two different places in the tree, the previous loader will be used instead of creating a second loader.

This comes with additional benefits and opportunities as well. There is now a preloadAll method, which can be used to proactively (and recursively) preload all the modules after the initial render of the application, if desired. That method can also be used server side to preload all the necessary components to pull off server side rendering (SSR).

Additional Methods


Preloads all registered Loaders. Works server side, and client side.

import { preloadAll } from 'svelte-loadable'

// Somewhere in your code, after the initial tree is rendered:
preloadAll().then(() => {...});

The 'svelte-loadable-capture' Context for SSR

To facilitate the creation of SSR solutions, Svelte Loadable uses a context which can be set up by an SSR solution in a LoadableProvider using the string identifier 'svelte-loadable-capture'. Svelte Loadable expects the context to provide a method, to which it will pass the registered loader function. For an example implementation, check out npdev:svelte-loadable a Meteor SSR solution.

For more examples, please check the example/src/App.svelte file.

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