Services in Form validation

Can anyone share any working example of this. I am trying to call a service asncronously in the form validation. No matter what I do I am unable to call it and Ionic is showing bizarre errors.

Below is non-working sample of what I am trying.

this.signupForm ={ username: ['',Validators.compose([Validators.required,Validators.maxLength(30), Validators.pattern(/[a-zA-Z0-9_]+/)],UsernameValidator.checkUsername), ],

in the validator

import { FormControl } from ‘@angular/forms’;

import { AuthenticationService } from ‘…/services/authentication’;

export class UsernameValidator {

static auth: AuthenticationService;
constructor(public auth:AuthenticationService){

static checkUsername(control: FormControl): any {
return new Promise(resolve => {
this.auth.checkUsernameAvailability(control.value). then((answer) => { <— This.auth is not defined !!!
if(answer[‘status’] == false) {
“usernameTaken”: true
else {

  }, (error) => {
    console.log("server problem");
        "ServerUnavailable": true
});  }}`

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