Angular 1.5.4 $http progress event

Now Angular 1.5.4 finally allows you to track progress event on $http provider but for some reason I keep getting the $rootScope as a response instead of an actual progress (I'm using it for uploads) information. Because of lack of examples I found some tests in the Angular repo and followed that but to no success. = function (requestParams) {
    var postParams = {
        method: "POST",
        url: API_URL + requestParams.url,
        headers: requestParams.headers,
        eventHandlers: {
            progress: function (c) {
        uploadEventHandlers: {
            progress: function (e) {

    var promise = $http(postParams)
    return promise;

In both cases it consoles $rootScope rather than the lengthComputable



In AngularJS v1.5.7 works fine. If you have the chance I recommend upgrade!

...//formData = new FormData(); etc...
var postParams = {
    method: 'POST',
    url: yourURLWS,
    transformRequest: angular.identity,
    uploadEventHandlers: {
        progress: function (e) {
                  if (e.lengthComputable) {
                     $scope.progressBar = (e.loaded / * 100;
                     $scope.progressCounter = $scope.progressBar;
    data: formData,
    headers: {'Content-Type': undefined }

var sendPost = $http(postParams); //etc...

in HTML you have:

<progress id="progress" max="100" value="{{progressBar}}"></progress>{{progressCounter}}%


progress result


Well I ended up doing something like this and just handle it myself as the XHR events added to $http dont work for me.

var xhttp = new XMLHttpRequest();
var promise = $q.defer();

xhttp.upload.addEventListener("progress",function (e) {
xhttp.upload.addEventListener("load",function (e) {
xhttp.upload.addEventListener("error",function (e) {
});"post",API_URL + requestParams.url,true);


return promise.promise;

note - I have not worked with NG 1.5.4, the example below is for leveraging existing pre 1.5.4 APIs

The notify(event) API is part of the deferred object when you call $q.defer(). I'm not sure what a practical implementation of this would be in terms of a typical get/put/post call via $http. But if you want to see it in action you can do something like this:

some service API

var mockRqst = function(){
    var d = $q.defer()
    var crnt = 0

    $off = $interval( function(){
        d.notify( crnt )
        crnt += 5

        if (crnt >= 100)
            $interval.cancel( $off ) //cancel the interval callback
            d.resolve( "complete" )

    return d.promise

using the notification

.then( thenCallback, catchCallback, function( update ){
     console.log("update", update)

codepen -

Again, I must stress that I'm not entirely sure how you can tie this into an actual external http call.


As seen in the docs here, the third parameter in a promise is a notify function.

notify(value) - provides updates on the status of the promise's execution. This may be called multiple times before the promise is either resolved or rejected.

It can be used like this:

        function success() {
        function error() {
        function notify() {


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