Angular / Javascript – Do something after a time elapse

Let’s say you want to change a property, or have something occur on your Angular page after the page loads initially. The ‘setTimeout()’ is useful here.

(ts file)
...
export class MyComponent implements OnInit
{
  showAdvert = false;

constructor(){
  setTimeout(() => {
    this.showAdvert = true;
    }, 5000);
  }
}
...
}

In your html file

//I'm using square brackets where you need 
//angle brackets because I'm fighting against wordpress.
[div]This is the main div
  [div [disabled]='!showAdvert' ]This is an annoying ad pop up box that appears 5 seconds after the page is 
  initially loaded because the value of 'showAdvert' changes at that time.
  [/div]
[/div]

So you have a div that isn’t initially showing because it is disabled, however 5 seconds after the constructor runs, the box will appear because ‘showAdvert’ becomes true.

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