Question:

I have upgraded from Ionic 4 to Ionic 5, now getting following error:

ERROR in src/app/app.component.ts(4,10): error TS2305: Module ‘”/node_modules/@ionic/angular/ionic-angular”‘ has no exported member ‘Events’.

Following import line is causing the issue:

import { Events, Platform } from '@ionic/angular';

How can I fix member Event from @ionic/angular error in Ionic 5?

Solution:

Events from @ionic/angular package got removed from Ionic 5. You can see the breaking changes in Ionic5 here.

As it’s mentioned in the breaking changes, you should use Observables.

For example, you can create the following service:

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

@Injectable({
    providedIn: 'root'
})
export class GlobalFooService {

    private fooSubject = new Subject<any>();

    publishSomeData(data: any) {
        this.fooSubject.next(data);
    }

    getObservable(): Subject<any> {
        return this.fooSubject;
    }
}

Now, you can subscribe in any component like app.component.ts:

@Component({
    selector: 'app-root',
    templateUrl: 'app.component.html',
    styleUrls: ['app.component.scss']
})
export class AppComponent {

    constructor(private globalFooService: GlobalFooService) {
        this.initializeApp();
    }

    initializeApp() {
        // other code

        this.globalFooService.getObservable().subscribe((data) => {
            console.log('Data received', data);
        });
    }
}

Now, you just have to emit the event from some other component:

@Component({
    selector: 'app-home',
    templateUrl: 'home.page.html',
    styleUrls: ['home.page.scss']
})
export class HomePage {

    constructor(private globalFooService: GlobalFooService) {
    }

    onSomeButtonClick() {
        this.globalFooService.publishSomeData({
            foo: 'bar'
        });
    }
}

This is a very simple solution/example or alternative of the Events but you can tweak your code further to make it a namespaced event with a topic.