Angular – access key and value of object using *ngFor

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I am a bit confused about how to get the key and value of an object in angular2 while using *ngFor for iterating over the object. I know in angular 1.x there is a syntax like

ng-repeat="(key, value) in demo"

but I don't know how to do the same in angular2. I have tried something similar, without success:

    <ul>
      <li *ngFor='#key of demo'>{{key}}</li>
    </ul>

    demo = {
        'key1': [{'key11':'value11'}, {'key12':'value12'}],
        'key2': [{'key21':'value21'}, {'key22':'value22'}],
      }

Here is a plnkr with my attempt:
http://plnkr.co/edit/mIj619FncOpfdwrR0KeG?p=preview

How can I get key1 and key2 dynamically using *ngFor? After searching extensively, I found the idea of using pipes but I don't know how to go about it.
Is there any inbuilt pipe for doing the same in angular2?

Best Solution

As in latest release of Angular (v6.1.0) , Angular Team has added new built in pipe for the same named as keyvalue pipe to help you iterate through objects, maps, and arrays, in the common module of angular package. For example -

<div *ngFor="let item of testObject | keyvalue">
    Key: <b>{{item.key}}</b> and Value: <b>{{item.value}}</b>
</div>

Working Forked Example

check it out here for more useful information -

If you are using Angular v5 or below or you want to achieve using pipe follow this answer