think123 think123 - 6 months ago 1604
HTML Question

Show loading screen when navigating between routes in Angular 2

How do I show a loading screen when I change a route in Angular 2?

Answer

If you know your way around in Angular2, this is what you'll need


Boot.ts

import {bootstrap} from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import {MyApp} from 'path/to/MyApp-Component';
import { SpinnerService} from 'path/to/spinner-service';

bootstrap(MyApp, [SpinnerService]);

Root Component- (MyApp)

import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import { SpinnerComponent} from 'path/to/spinner-component';
@Component({
  selector: 'my-app',
  directives: [SpinnerComponent],
  template: `
     <spinner-component></spinner-component>
     <router-outlet></router-outlet>
   `
})
export class MyApp { }

Spinner-Component (will subscribe to Spinner-service to change the value of active accordingly)

import {Component} from '@angular/core';
import { SpinnerService} from 'path/to/spinner-service';
@Component({
  selector: 'spinner-component',
  'template': '<div *ngIf="active" class="spinner loading"></div>'
})
export class SpinnerComponent {
  public active: boolean;

  public constructor(spinner: SpinnerService) {
    spinner.status.subscribe((status: boolean) => {
      this.active = status;
    });
  }
}

Spinner-Service (bootstrap this service)

Define an observable to be subscribed by spinner-component to change the status on change, and function to know and set the spinner active/inactive.

import {Injectable} from '@angular/core';
import {Subject} from 'rxjs/Subject';
import 'rxjs/add/operator/share';

@Injectable()
export class SpinnerService {
  public status: Subject<boolean> = new Subject();
  private _active: boolean = false;

  public get active(): boolean {
    return this._active;
  }

  public set active(v: boolean) {
    this._active = v;
    this.status.next(v);
  }

  public start(): void {
    this.active = true;
  }

  public stop(): void {
    this.active = false;
  }
}

All Other Routes' Components

(sample):

import { Component} from '@angular/core';
import { SpinnerService} from 'path/to/spinner-service';
@Component({
   template: `<div *ngIf="!spinner.active" id="container">Nothing is Loading Now</div>`
})
export class SampleComponent {

  constructor(public spinner: SpinnerService){} 

  ngOnInit(){
    this.spinner.stop(); // or do it on some other event eg: when xmlhttp request completes loading data for the component
  }

  ngOnDestroy(){
    this.spinner.start();
  }
}

If you don't, It's too much of work to setup a Demo, but I'll try to find some time and implement if someone else doesn't until that time.

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