In-depth Guides
Template Syntax

Custom pipes for new transforms

Create custom pipes to encapsulate transformations that are not provided with the built-in pipes. Then, use your custom pipe in template expressions, the same way you use built-in pipes—to transform input values to output values for display.

Marking a class as a pipe

To mark a class as a pipe and supply configuration metadata, apply the @Pipe to the class.

Use UpperCamelCase (the general convention for class names) for the pipe class name, and camelCase for the corresponding name string. Do not use hyphens in the name.

For details and more examples, see Pipe names.

Use name in template expressions as you would for a built-in pipe.

import { Pipe } from '@angular/core';
name: 'greet',
standalone: true,
export class GreetPipe {}

Using the PipeTransform interface

Implement the PipeTransform interface in your custom pipe class to perform the transformation.

Angular invokes the transform method with the value of a binding as the first argument, and any parameters as the second argument in list form, and returns the transformed value.

import { Pipe, PipeTransform } from '@angular/core';
name: 'greet',
standalone: true,
export class GreetPipe implements PipeTransform {
transform(value: string, param1: boolean, param2: boolean): string {
return `Hello ${value}`;

Example: Transforming a value exponentially

In a game, you might want to implement a transformation that raises a value exponentially to increase a hero's power. For example, if the hero's score is 2, boosting the hero's power exponentially by 10 produces a score of 1024 (2**10). Use a custom pipe for this transformation.

The following code example shows two component definitions:

Files Details
exponential-strength.pipe.ts Defines a custom pipe named exponentialStrength with the transform method that performs the transformation. It defines an argument to the transform method (exponent) for a parameter passed to the pipe.
power-booster.component.ts Demonstrates how to use the pipe, specifying a value (2) and the exponent parameter (10).


import {Pipe, PipeTransform} from '@angular/core';
* Raise the value exponentially
* Takes an exponent argument that defaults to 1.
* Usage:
* value | exponentialStrength:exponent
* Example:
* {{ 2 | exponentialStrength:10 }}
* formats to: 1024
standalone: true,
name: 'exponentialStrength',
export class ExponentialStrengthPipe implements PipeTransform {
transform(value: number, exponent = 1): number {
return Math.pow(value, exponent);


import {Component} from '@angular/core';
import {ExponentialStrengthPipe} from './exponential-strength.pipe';
standalone: true,
selector: 'app-power-booster',
template: `
<h2>Power Booster</h2>
<p>Super power boost: {{2 | exponentialStrength: 10}}</p>
imports: [ExponentialStrengthPipe],
export class PowerBoosterComponent {}