$interval in Angular 5

Muhammad Adil Apr 04, 2022
  1. $interval Service in AngularJS
  2. Use Static Time and Take Method in Angular 5
$interval in Angular 5

AngularJS $interval was a way to execute a function at regular Time intervals. In Angular 5, there is a timer static method in the RxJS library that can be used to do the same thing.

The static timer Method takes two arguments. The first is the interval in milliseconds, and the second is an optional function called when this interval elapses.

The take operator can be used to cancel any pending timers when an observable sequence completes. Let’s first discuss the $interval method in detail and then we will move to the timer static method and take operator in Angular.

$interval Service in AngularJS

The $interval service in AngularJS does the same thing as the setInterval() Method in JavaScript. The $interval variable is a wrapper for the setInterval() method, making it simple to alter, delete, or mimic for testing purposes.

The setInterval function executes the given function repeatedly at an interval in milliseconds as long as it has been called at least once.

The first call to setInterval will execute the given function immediately, and then every specified number of milliseconds until clearInterval is executed on the interval object itself.


let timer = setInterval(() => alert('start'), 1000);

// after 20 seconds

setTimeout(() => { clearInterval(timer); alert('stop'); }, 10000);

Use Static Time and Take Method in Angular 5

Static Time is a new feature in Angular 5 which allows developers to set the time zone for their application’s data. This can be done at runtime by passing a value for the time zone to the Static Time service or selecting it as an application configuration parameter.

This feature has been added to allow developers to use Angular 5 with data from different time zones without manually converting data strings. The Take Method is another new feature that allows developers to specify how long a particular operation should take before being aborted if it takes longer.

Example Code:

import { Component, VERSION } from '@angular/core';
import { Observable, timer } from 'rxjs';
import { map, take } from 'rxjs/operators';
  selector: 'my-app',
  templateUrl: './app.component.html',
  styleUrls: [ './app.component.css' ]
export class AppComponent {
  counter$: Observable<number>;
  count = 5;
  ngOnInit() {
    this.counter$ = timer(0, 5000)
        map(() => (this.count))
    this.counter$.subscribe((c) => {
    }, () => {}, () => {
      console.log('Done', this.count);

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