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animation for :decrement is not executing inside *ngFor #26667

ericsnap opened this Issue Oct 23, 2018 · 2 comments


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ericsnap commented Oct 23, 2018

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[ ] Regression (a behavior that used to work and stopped working in a new release)
[x] Bug report  
[ ] Performance issue
[ ] Feature request
[ ] Documentation issue or request
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Current behavior

When trying to animate a list (using div elements and *ngFor) where items are moved up and down by one position, one at a time, the animation for :decrement is not executing, only the :increment transition is executing.
After 2 rounds, the expected behavior is finally correct and both the :decrement and :increment transition are executed.

Expected behavior

I would expect both the :decrement and :increment transition to be fired from the beginning since the variable to which the transition is attached is decremented for one element, but incremented for the other one.

Minimal reproduction of the problem with instructions

The gist of the code:

  selector: 'my-app',
  templateUrl: './app.component.html',
  animations: [
    trigger('move', [
      transition(':decrement', [style({ opacity: 0 }), animate('1s ease', style({ opacity: 1 }))]),
      transition(':increment', [style({ transform: 'scale(0.5)' }), animate('1s ease', style({ transform: 'scale(1)' }))]),
  styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
export class AppComponent {
  moveUp(item: string) {
    const index = this.items.indexOf(item);
    if (index > 0) {
      this.items.splice(index, 1);
      this.items.splice(index - 1, 0, item);

  moveDown(item: string) {
    const index = this.items.indexOf(item);
    if (index < this.items.length) {
      this.items.splice(index, 1);
      this.items.splice(index + 1, 0, item);
<div *ngFor="let item of items; let index = index;">
	<div [@move]="index">
		<span (click)="moveUp(item)">^</span>&nbsp;<span (click)="moveDown(item)">v</span> {{index}} : {{item}} 

What is the motivation / use case for changing the behavior?

Unless there is something wrong with my code, this bug is preventing animation on simple list reordering.


Angular version: X.Y.Z

- [x] Chrome (desktop) version 69.0.3497.100
- [ ] Chrome (Android) version XX
- [ ] Chrome (iOS) version XX
- [x] Firefox version 59.0.2
- [x] Safari (desktop) version 12.0
- [ ] Safari (iOS) version XX
- [ ] IE version XX
- [ ] Edge version XX
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- Node version: XX  
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bennadel commented Jan 2, 2019

I am hitting this issue as well.


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bennadel commented Jan 2, 2019

I think this issue might actually be deeper. I am finding that with an animation trigger of [@trigger]="index" and a transition of *<=>* inside of an ngFor loop, animations just seem to stop working after a few transition. So, I don't think this is tied to :decrement - I think it's tied to a problem in ngFor animations.

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