Daemonized View

By default a view gets killed when its user disconnects (this happens when the tab gets refreshed or another URL gets requested).

When LonaView.daemonize() is called, Lona lets views continue running in background when the user disconnects. The user can also attach multiple tabs to the same view then.


Daemonized views are not meant to be used to create multi-user views. They are meant to create single-user views that are long running (multiple minutes or hours).

For example if you write a view that process a huge amount of data, and you want to push a progress bar forward.

Install Dependencies

pip install lona lona-chartjs

Source code

import random

from lona.html import Button, HTML, H1
from lona import LonaView, LonaApp

from lona_chartjs import Chart

app = LonaApp(__file__)

app.add_static_file('lona/style.css', """
        font-family: sans-serif;

class DaemonView(LonaView):
    def handle_request(self, request):

        # setup chart and HTML
        chart = Chart({
            'type': 'line',
            'data': {
                'labels': [str(i) for i in range(1, 11)],
                'datasets': [
                        'label': 'Random Points',
                        'data': [],
                        'backgroundColor': 'red',
                        'borderColor': 'red',
            'options': {
                'responsive': False,

        points = chart.data['data']['datasets'][0]['data']

        html = HTML(
            H1('Daemonized View'),
            Button('Add Data Point', _id='add-data-point'),

        # tell Lona to not kill the view when the page gets refreshed

        while True:

            input_event = self.await_click()

            # add a random data point
            if input_event.node_has_id('add-data-point'):
                points.append(random.randint(0, 10))

                if len(points) > 10: