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AngularJS Question

How does Angular $q.when work?

Can some one explain me how does

$q.when
work in AngularJS?
I'm trying to analyse how
$http
work and found this:

var promise = $q.when(config);


And here is config object from Chrome console:

Object {transformRequest: Array[1], transformResponse: Array[1], cache: Object, method: "GET", url: "/schedule/month_index.html"…}
cache: Object
headers: Object
method: "GET"
transformRequest: Array[1]
transformResponse: Array[1]
url: "/schedule/month_index.html"
__proto__: Object


What happens next? How this object get's resolved or rejected?

Answer Source

Calling $q.when takes a promise or any other type, if it is not a promise then it will wrap it in a promise and call resolve. If you pass a value to it then it is never going to be rejected.

From the docs:

Wraps an object that might be a value or a (3rd party) then-able promise into a $q promise. This is useful when you are dealing with an object that might or might not be a promise, or if the promise comes from a source that can't be trusted.