A class member cannot have the 'const' keyword. --- FileTransfer


Hi Guys,

I am trying achieve building an app that content will be manage via json file, where everything the user opens the app and has internet connection it will check if the json file on our website is has been updated and will download it and will be used by the app for data and content of all pages.

However right now a the error below when running emulate ios…

I have follow the instruction from https://ionicframework.com/docs/native/file-transfer/ and i am stuck…

[00:14:53]  typescript: src/pages/home/home.ts, line: 115 
            A class member cannot have the 'const' keyword. 

     L115:  	const fileTransfer: FileTransferObject = this.transfer.create();

[00:14:53]  typescript: src/pages/home/home.ts, line: 121 
            Cannot find name 'fileTransfer'. Did you mean the instance member 'this.fileTransfer'? 

     L120:  const url = 'http://www.example.com/file.pdf';
     L121:  fileTransfer.download(url, this.file.dataDirectory + 'file.pdf').then((entry) => {
     L122:  	console.log('download complete: ' + entry.toURL());

[00:14:53]  typescript: src/pages/home/home.ts, line: 123 
            'error' is declared but never used. 

     L122:  	console.log('download complete: ' + entry.toURL());
     L123:  }, (error) => {
     L124:  	// handle error

I have this in my home.ts

import { FileTransfer, FileUploadOptions, FileTransferObject } from '@ionic-native/file-transfer';
import { File } from '@ionic-native/file';

constructor(private transfer: FileTransfer, private file: File) { }

const fileTransfer: FileTransferObject = this.transfer.create(); <-- this one is causing the error

public download() {
  const url = 'http://www.example.com/file.pdf';
  fileTransfer.download(url, this.file.dataDirectory + 'file.pdf').then((entry) => {
    console.log('download complete: ' + entry.toURL());
  }, (error) => {
    // handle error

ionViewDidLoad() {		
    console.log('ionViewDidLoad HomePage');

and i have also import in my app.module.ts

import { FileTransfer, FileTransferObject } from '@ionic-native/file-transfer';
import { File } from '@ionic-native/file';

providers: [
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    { provide: ErrorHandler, useClass: IonicErrorHandler }

I hope someone can help me out with this, and thanks in advance.


Like the error says, class members/properties/variables cannot have the const keyword.

If you want to convey the idea that it shouldn’t change, then use readonly.

You will also need to do, this.fileTransfer.download and not just fileTransfer.download.