Load On Demand

How to enable

Common use case:To reduce first screen download cost, component with huge implementation / dependency can be split in differnet bundle. Let's say we have component HugeA with huge 3rd-party dependency, and this HugeA will not be used in first screen, that means it can be split out. We shall use dynamic in this case.

Load on demand is disabled by default in order to simplify deployment. You can enable it with below config:

export default {
dynamicImport: {},

How to use

Load component on demand

Why use dynamic:It includes functions like split chunks, async chunks loader, loading state maintainance, so developers is free from those technical details and is able to focus their business.

Usually work with dynamic import syntax.

Create dynamic component

import { dynamic } from 'umi';
export default dynamic({
loader: async function() {
// webpackChunkName tells webpack create separate bundle for HugeA
const { default: HugeA } = await import(/* webpackChunkName: "external_A" */ './HugeA');
return HugeA;

Use dynamic component

import React from 'react';
import AsyncHugeA from './AsyncHugeA';
// import as normal component
// with below benefits out of box:
// 1. download bundle automatically
// 2. give a loading splash while downloading (customizable)
// 3. display HugeA whenever component downloaded
export default () => {
return <AsyncHugeA />;