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Zone.js's support for non standard apis

Zone.js patched most standard APIs such as DOM event listeners, XMLHttpRequest in Browser, EventEmitter and fs API in Node.js so they can be in zone.

But there are still a lot of non standard APIs that are not patched by default, such as MediaQuery, Notification, WebAudio and so on. We are adding support to those APIs, and our progress is updated here.

Currently supported non standard Web APIs

  • MediaQuery
  • Notification

Currently supported polyfills

  • webcomponents


<script src="webcomponents-lite.js"></script>
<script src="node_modules/zone.js/dist/zone.js"></script>
<script src="node_modules/zone.js/dist/webapis-shadydom.js"></script>

Currently supported non standard node APIs

Currently supported non standard common APIs

  • bluebird promise

Browser Usage:

  <script src="zone.js"></script>
  <script src="bluebird.js"></script>
  <script src="zone-bluebird.js"></script>

After those steps, window.Promise will become a ZoneAware Bluebird Promise.

Node Sample Usage:

const Bluebird = require('bluebird');
  name: 'bluebird'
}).run(() => {
  Bluebird.resolve(1).then(r => {
    console.log('result ', r, 'Zone',;

In NodeJS environment, you can choose to use Bluebird Promise as global.Promise or use ZoneAwarePromise as global.Promise.

To run the jasmine test cases of bluebird

  npm install bluebird

then modify test/node_tests.ts remove the comment of the following line

//import './extra/bluebird.spec';


  • Cordova

patch cordova.exec API

cordova.exec(success, error, service, action, args);

success and error will be patched with Zone.wrap.

to load the patch, you should load in the following order.

<script src="zone.js"></script>
<script src="cordova.js"></script>
<script src="zone-patch-cordova.js"></script>


By default, those APIs' support will not be loaded in zone.js or zone-node.js, so if you want to load those API's support, you should load those files by yourself.

For example, if you want to add MediaQuery patch, you should do like this:

  <script src="path/zone.js"></script> 
  <script src="path/webapis-media-query.js"></script> 
  • rxjs

zone.js also provide a rxjs patch to make sure rxjs Observable/Subscription/Operator run in correct zone. For details please refer to pull request 843. The following sample code describes the idea.

const constructorZone = Zone.current.fork({name: 'constructor'});
const subscriptionZone = Zone.current.fork({name: 'subscription'});
const operatorZone = Zone.current.fork({name: 'operator'});

let observable;
let subscriber; => {
  observable = new Observable((_subscriber) => {
    subscriber = _subscriber;
    console.log('current zone when construct observable:',; // will output constructor.
    return () => {
      console.log('current zone when unsubscribe observable:',; // will output constructor.
}); => {
  observable.subscribe(() => {
    console.log('current zone when subscription next',; // will output subscription. 
  }, () => {
    console.log('current zone when subscription error',; // will output subscription. 
  }, () => {
    console.log('current zone when subscription complete',; // will output subscription. 
}); => { => {
    console.log('current zone when map operator',; // will output operator. 

Currently basically everything the rxjs API includes

  • Observable
  • Subscription
  • Subscriber
  • Operators
  • Scheduler

is patched, so each asynchronous call will run in the correct zone.


For example, in an Angular application, you can load this patch in your app.module.ts.

import 'zone.js/dist/zone-patch-rxjs';
  • electron

In electron, we patched the following APIs with zone.js

  1. Browser API
  2. NodeJS
  3. Electorn Native API


add following line into polyfill.ts after loading zone-mix.

//import 'zone.js/dist/zone'; // originally added by angular-cli, comment it out
import 'zone.js/dist/zone-mix'; // add zone-mix to patch both Browser and Nodejs
import 'zone.js/dist/zone-patch-electron'; // add zone-patch-electron to patch Electron native API

there is a sampel repo zone-electron.


user need to patch io themselves just like following code.

    <script src=""></script>
    <script src="zone.js/dist/zone.js"></script>
    <script src="zone.js/dist/zone-patch-socket-io.js"></script>
      // patch io here

please reference the sample repo zone-socketio about detail usage.

  • jsonp


provide a helper method to patch jsonp. Because jsonp has a lot of implementation, so user need to provide the information to let json send and callback in zone.

there is a sampel repo zone-jsonp here, sample usage is:

import 'zone.js/dist/zone-patch-jsonp';
  jsonp: getJSONP,
  sendFuncName: 'send',
  successFuncName: 'jsonpSuccessCallback', 
  failedFuncName: 'jsonpFailedCallback'
  • ResizeObserver

Currently only Chrome 64 native support this feature. you can add the following line into polyfill.ts after loading zone.js.

import 'zone.js/dist/zone';
import 'zone.js/dist/zone-patch-resize-observer';

there is a sample repo zone-resize-observer here

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