/Angular 2 TypeScript


Stable Pipe

What it does

Unwraps a value from an asynchronous primitive.

How to use

observable_or_promise_expression | async




The async pipe subscribes to an Observable or Promise and returns the latest value it has emitted. When a new value is emitted, the async pipe marks the component to be checked for changes. When the component gets destroyed, the async pipe unsubscribes automatically to avoid potential memory leaks.


This example binds a Promise to the view. Clicking the Resolve button resolves the promise.

  selector: 'async-promise-pipe',
  template: `<div>
    <button (click)="clicked()">{{ arrived ? 'Reset' : 'Resolve' }}</button>
    <span>Wait for it... {{ greeting | async }}</span>
export class AsyncPromisePipeComponent {
  greeting: Promise<string> = null;
  arrived: boolean = false;

  private resolve: Function = null;

  constructor() { this.reset(); }

  reset() {
    this.arrived = false;
    this.greeting = new Promise<string>((resolve, reject) => { this.resolve = resolve; });

  clicked() {
    if (this.arrived) {
    } else {
      this.resolve('hi there!');
      this.arrived = true;

It's also possible to use async with Observables. The example below binds the time Observable to the view. The Observable continuously updates the view with the current time.

  selector: 'async-observable-pipe',
  template: '<div><code>observable|async</code>: Time: {{ time | async }}</div>'
export class AsyncObservablePipeComponent {
  time = new Observable<string>((observer: Subscriber<string>) => {
    setInterval(() => observer.next(new Date().toString()), 1000);

exported from @angular/common/index defined in @angular/common/src/pipes/async_pipe.ts

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