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    Invoking a Promise for Asynchronous State Transitions in XState


    Unbeknownst to many, promises are state machines. They exist in either an idle, pending, resolved or rejected state. Because they can be modeled as state machines, we can invoke them when we enter a state in a Machine.

    We invoke services such as a promise by using the invoke property on a state node. When the state is entered, the src of the invoke object is called. In the case of promises, the Promise is called. When the Promise resolves, the onDone transition is taken. When the Promise rejects, the onError transition is taken. In either case, the data returned from the promise, whether resolved or errored, is passed back on the event object as event.data.