Ionic 4 Navigation - NavController or Router



Q: Can we use the NavController for long term?

The Ionic v4 migration guide says:
" NavController and ion-nav have now been deprecated".
However, when I checked thesource code of NavController I saw that it wraps the Ionic Router. Plus handles the page transition / animation which is very useful.

Does the Ionic team plan to remove the NavController?

If the NavController is depricated, what is the preferred way to define the direction of the page transition in the TS code?

Thanks in advance!