In my previous post, i talked about simple Angular Services. Now we’ll provide these services throughout our app and we’ll use their functions in a component.

Let’s say we have this service named as sample.service.ts:

import { Injectable } from '@angular/core';

export class SampleService{
    private data : Array<any>;

        if( === null || === 0)

    private seed(){ = [

And we want to consume this service, by invoking it from our component. Before doing so, we gotta make sure that our module provides this service for us.

Let’s add it to a sample module of our app, named as app.module.ts:

import {NgModule} from '@angular/core';
import {BrowserModule} from '@angular/platform-browser';
import {FormsModule} from '@angular/forms';

import {AppComponent} from './app.component';

    declarations: [
    imports: [
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
export class AppModule { }

So what happened here? Well, this is our app.module.ts file, we declared a simple module, actually this is the root module. Did you recognize the @NgModule decorator above our class? That is the annotation that makes our class an Angular Module. In that annotation, there is this providers: [SampleService] array. You can add as many as services you want with a comma.

By adding this providers array, we tell our app to make this service (in this case it’s SampleService) available through our app. So later we import this service from a component or another service, it’ll be injected automatically.

So let’s do this in our root component, which is app.component.ts:

import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import { SampleService } from './sample.service';

    selector: 'app-root',
    templateUrl: './app.component.html',
    styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
export class AppComponent {
    title = 'app works!';
    users: Array<any> = null;

    constructor(private sampleService: SampleService) {
        this.users = this.sampleService.getUsers();


Before our service, i want to add something related to these import statements. If you see that our import statements does not include the extension of a file, see below:

import { SampleService } from './sample.service';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';

If you add the file extension (in this case it is .ts), you may get errors like; Cannot resolve path. So remember to exclude any file extensions when importing your stuff.

We defined a simple component. Added the @Component() annotation, defined the selector app-root to refer it in our html pages. Then we exported our class, so our module AppModule and any other stuff can import it.

We have a null array, that can contain any kinds of data in itself:

users: Array<any> = null;

Then we have a constructor, there we aliased our SampleService as sampleService. You can name it however you want, it’s optional. But if you want to use that service, you gotta add it in your constructor, typescript is not the same as javascript. In our constructor function, we invoked the getUsers() function of our service and we assigned the result to our array:

this.users = this.sampleService.getUsers();

Simple, isn’t it? I tried to talk about the services, i hope to cover these amazing Angular topics when i got time! Thanks.