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I have recently started learning Angular and as the heading says, this is a beginner level series. As I proceed with my learning, I shall come up with some more articles and projects (if you see me away for more than 2 weeks, I probably need your help and motivation 🙏🏽).
In this article we will be covering basics of Components.
Component are the most essential and important building blocks of Angular. It consists of:
- An HTML file that declares what goes on the page (also called the template of the component)
- A typescript class that defines behavior (also known as the component class)
- A CSS selector that defines how the component is used
- Have Angular CLI installed. If not, use command
npm install -g @angular/clito install.
- Create an Angular workspace using the command
ng new <app-name>
ng generate component <component-name>to create a component
- If it runs successfully, you should see:
- A folder named after the component
- A component file
- A template file
- A CSS file
- A testing specification file
Alternatively, you can also create a component manually, follow this tutorial to know more.
- Open the file
app.component.tsunder your newly created component folder It should be similar to 👇
@Component is a decorator that identifies the class immediately below it as a component class, and specifies its metadata. The metadata for a component tells Angular where to get the major building blocks that it needs. The @Component decorator, can be used to set the values of different properties, some of which are:
- Template and TemplateURL
Template and TemplateURL- A template is the part of the component which gets rendered on the page. A template can be created in two ways:
- Inline template: Can be created using single or double quotes
- TemplateUrl property: Helps us in setting complex templates that are created in an HTML file
Provider - Providers are passed as an array, and it helps in adding services in a component.
Selector - It tells Angular to create and insert an instance of this component wherever it finds the corresponding tag in template HTML. In simple terms, a component can be used using this selector.
Thank you for reading till the end. In the next article, we will be cover Data Binding basics.
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