Angular 2 RC 5 Custom HTTP Class Bootstrap TypeError: Unable to read the 'toString' property of null


In Angular 2 RC 4 I have a class HttpLoading which extends the original Http service of Angular 2.

With RC 4 I was able to use that in bootstrap without any issue using the below code:

bootstrap(AppComponent, [
    provide(RequestOptions, { useClass: DefaultRequestOptions }),
    provide(Http, {
        useFactory: (backend: XHRBackend, defaultOptions: RequestOptions) => new HttpLoading(backend, defaultOptions),
        deps: [XHRBackend, RequestOptions]
]).catch(err => console.error(err));

My DefaultRequest Options class

import { Injectable } from '@angular/core';
import { Headers, BaseRequestOptions } from '@angular/http';

export class DefaultRequestOptions extends BaseRequestOptions {
    headers: Headers = new Headers({
        'Content-Type': 'application/json'

My HttpLoading Class looks like this:

import { Http, RequestOptionsArgs, ConnectionBackend, RequestOptions, Response } from '@angular/http'
import { Injectable } from '@angular/core'
import {GlobalService} from './globalService';
import { Observable } from 'rxjs/Observable';

export class HttpLoading extends Http {

    constructor(backend: ConnectionBackend, defaultOptions: RequestOptions, private _globalService: GlobalService) {
        super(backend, defaultOptions);

    get(url: string, options?: RequestOptionsArgs): Observable<any> {
        this._globalService.isLoading = true;
        return super.get(url, options)
            .map(res => {
                this._globalService.isLoading = false;
                return res.json();

With Angular 2 RC 5 the way bootstrap has been changed and we now need to have NgModule and bootstrap that. I have followed the migration guide and created my below NgModule:

import { NgModule }       from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule  } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule }   from '@angular/forms';
import { HttpModule }     from '@angular/http';
import { Http, HTTP_PROVIDERS, RequestOptions, XHRBackend } from '@angular/http';

import { DefaultRequestOptions } from './DefaultRequestOptions';
import { HttpLoading } from './http-loading';

import { routing }        from './app.routing';
import { AppComponent } from './components/app.component';

    imports: [
    declarations: [
    providers: [
        { provide: RequestOptions, useClass: DefaultRequestOptions },
            provide: Http,
            useFactory: (backend: XHRBackend, defaultOptions: RequestOptions, globalService: GlobalService) => new HttpLoading(backend, defaultOptions, globalService),
            deps: [XHRBackend, RequestOptions, GlobalService]
    bootstrap: [AppComponent],
export class AppModule { }

But now when I use it in my Component, it doesn't sent any request to server and through below error in console:

EXCEPTION: Error: Uncaught (in promise): TypeError: Cannot read property 'toString' of null

My component in which I am using http is below:

import { Component, OnInit } from '@angular/core';
import { Http } from '@angular/http';

    templateUrl: '../../templates/home/home.html'
export class HomeComponent implements OnInit {

    constructor(private http: Http) {}

    ngOnInit() {
            .subscribe((data) => {


Can anyone please guide?

I found the solution here. I had the same problem it worked for me.

Just add a body in in the get options:

this.http.get(url, { body: "" });

I hope it will work for you too