Deploy an Angular Application to IIS – Angular In Depth

Getting your Angular Router application actually working in a non-root folder on Internet Information Services

The Angular Router is a fantastic module for Single Page Apps. However, to deploy it in a Production scenario you will typically need to do some configuration to make it work. This article details the steps necessary to deploy an Angular Router application anywhere on Internet Information Services (IIS).

Source: Deploy an Angular Application to IIS – Angular In Depth

How to set aliasses in the Git Bash for Windows? – Stack Overflow

To configure bash aliases, it’s the same as if you were on a Unix platform: put them in a .bashrc in your home:

Alias ngs for serving angular development server and open a web browser:

(In some cases* you can find equivalent for .bashrc file in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\GitHub\PortableGit_\etc\profile.d\aliases.sh. And you should add aliases in aliases.sh.)

(*this case is when you install Git for Windows GUI release from https://git-scm.com/download/winthat contains GitBash)

Source: How to set aliasses in the Git Bash for Windows? – Stack Overflow

Understanding Angular modules (NgModule) and their scopes

Feature modules are NgModules for the purpose of organizing code.

As your app grows, you can organize code relevant for a specific feature. This helps apply clear boundaries for features. With feature modules, you can keep code related to a specific functionality or feature separate from other code. Delineating areas of your app helps with collaboration between developers and teams, separating directives, and managing the size of the root module.

https://angular.io/guide/feature-modules

 

The purpose of a NgModule is to declare each thing you create in Angular,

and group them together (like Java packages or PHP / C# namespaces).

There is two kind of main structures:

  • “declarations” is for things you’ll use in your templates: mainly components (~ views: the classes displaying data), but also directives and pipes,
  • “providers” is for services (~ models: the classes getting and handling data).

Source: Understanding Angular modules (NgModule) and their scopes

 

From angular official docs:

Modules are a great way to organize an application and extend it with capabilities from external libraries.

Angular libraries are NgModules, such as FormsModuleHttpClientModule, and RouterModule. Many third-party libraries are available as NgModules such as Material DesignIonic, and AngularFire2.

NgModules consolidate components, directives, and pipes into cohesive blocks of functionality, each focused on a feature area, application business domain, workflow, or common collection of utilities.

Modules can also add services to the application. Such services might be internally developed, like something you’d develop yourself or come from outside sources, such as the Angular router and HTTP client.

Modules can be loaded eagerly when the application starts or lazy loaded asynchronously by the router.

NgModule metadata does the following:

  • Declares which components, directives, and pipes belong to the module.
  • Makes some of those components, directives, and pipes public so that other module’s component templates can use them.
  • Imports other modules with the components, directives, and pipes that components in the current module need.
  • Provides services that the other application components can use.

Every Angular app has at least one module, the root module. You bootstrap that module to launch the application.

The root module is all you need in a simple application with a few components. As the app grows, you refactor the root module into feature modules that represent collections of related functionality. You then import these modules into the root module.

Read more here: https://angular.io/guide/ngmodules

Angular 5+ not working in Internet Explorer – solution

You installed the Angular CLI and used it to generate your new application. But, when you try to view it in Internet Explorer (IE), you see nothing. Now what?

The bad news:
Angular CLI applications require a few more steps in order to support Internet Explorer.

The good news:
It’s really simple: un-comment a few imports and install a couple of npm packages.

Read more: Angular and Internet Explorer – Angular In Depth

How to include and use jQuery in Angular CLI project

Tested in angular version 7:

  1. install jquery:
    npm install jquery
    install jquery typescript intellisense:
    npm install @types/jquery
  2. edit the angular.json file in root folder:
    in the architect / build / scripts location, add this:

  3. To use jquery inside a component.ts add this import at the top:
    import $ from ‘jquery’;

    Example code to check for functionality:
    component html:

    component.ts:

    Click on the button should fade out and fade in the entire page.

Source: How to include and use jQuery in Angular CLI project

json2typescript – npm

NPM Package for converting from JSON to TypeScript object.

json2typescript In Angular 2 applications, everyone consumes JSON API’s from an external source. Type checking and object mapping is only possible in TypeScript, but not in the JavaScript runtime. As the API may change at any point, it is important for larger projects to verify the consumed data. json2typescript is a small package containing a helper class that maps JSON objects to an instance of a TypeScript class. After compiling to JavaScript, the result will still be an instance of this class. One big advantage of this approach is, that you can also use methods of this class.

Source: json2typescript – npm