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Routing and Navigation

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A key part of developing Ionic apps is setting up routing and ensuring fluid navigation between pages.

The Ionic Framework docs have a great primer on Angular routing and navigation.

Quick Tips

The following tips assume you already know the basics about Angular routing.

Adding a New Page

When you add a new Page in Ionic Studio, it is automatically added to the routing configuration inside of app-routing.module.ts.

Page added to App Routing Module

If you'd like to change where this page is "located", you might want to move the Route into a different routing or module file.

Using a Page in Multiple Places

You can use the same page in multiple places by ensuring that a route exists for it from those locations. For instance, if you'd like the "Detail" Page to be accessible inside of Tab1 of your application as well as Tab2, you'd want a /detail declaration in the router for both Tab1 and Tab2.

You should be using the [routerLink]="['/tabs','tab1']" style of navigation when trying to make a button or list-item (or other component) link to a different page.

If this throws an error, you need to ensure that RouterModule is included in your pages module.