[TIMOB-2630] iOS: freeze after a certain number of child views added

GitHub Issuen/a
ResolutionNeeds more info
Resolution Date2017-06-14T17:28:03.000+0000
Affected Version/sRelease 3.0.0
Fix Version/sn/a
ReporterKevin Whinnery
AssigneeIngo Muschenetz


http://developer.appcelerator.com/question/89381/worst-bug-ever---freeze-on-windowadd"> A comment on this community Q&A item provided http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13696999/freeze-test.zip">this example application, which will cause the iPhone emulator to lock up at around 120 child views added. It's unclear whether this is a bug or a practice we need to encourage developers to avoid.

If it's a bug, obviously we can provide a fix. If developers just shouldn't do something like that, we need to establish:

Either resolution will be helpful.


  1. Daniel Tome 2011-04-15

    I'd like to add, when changing the code to remove a window instead of hiding it, I can get around 850 child objects. But it still freezes when doing a window add.

    from the code attached above.. change this:
    viewController.animate({opacity:0, duration:500});

    to this:

    Is there a limit on how many child objects you can add?

  2. Nikolai Derzhak 2011-04-15 rollback wrong update
  3. Stephen Tramer 2012-07-26 Confirmed SDK Bumping the timer to a much smaller interval makes it easier to see the issue. The views are still being created (and probably added) but appear to no longer render after a certain point.
  4. Lee Morris 2017-06-14 Closing ticket because the URL provided is no longer working so there's no way to find the test case.

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