Garry Taylor

Garry Taylor


15 Angular Component Libraries You Need to Know

My personal choice of 15 awesome Angular component libraries and tools to speed up your development process!

Angular is a framework that was developed by Google and is used to develop web and mobile web applications. It is used in the front-end development of an application. Angular developers to improve the responsiveness of an application – it is one of the leading frameworks that are used to develop SPA. Angular’s leading competitor is Facebook’s React framework.


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15 Angular Component Libraries You Need to Know
Christa  Stehr

Christa Stehr


Install Angular - Angular Environment Setup Process

Angular is a TypeScript based framework that works in synchronization with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. To work with angular, domain knowledge of these 3 is required.

  1. Installing Node.js and npm
  2. Installing Angular CLI
  3. Creating workspace
  4. Deploying your First App

In this article, you will get to know about the Angular Environment setup process. After reading this article, you will be able to install, setup, create, and launch your own application in Angular. So let’s start!!!

Angular environment setup

Install Angular in Easy Steps

For Installing Angular on your Machine, there are 2 prerequisites:

  • Node.js
  • npm Package Manager

First you need to have Node.js installed as Angular require current, active LTS or maintenance LTS version of Node.js

Download and Install Node.js version suitable for your machine’s operating system.

Npm Package Manager

Angular, Angular CLI and Angular applications are dependent on npm packages. By installing Node.js, you have automatically installed the npm Package manager which will be the base for installing angular in your system. To check the presence of npm client and Angular version check of npm client, run this command:

  1. npm -v

Installing Angular CLI

  • Open Terminal/Command Prompt
  • To install Angular CLI, run the below command:
  1. npm install -g @angular/cli

installing angular CLI

· After executing the command, Angular CLI will get installed within some time. You can check it using the following command

  1. ng --version

Workspace Creation

Now as your Angular CLI is installed, you need to create a workspace to work upon your application. Methods for it are:

  • Using CLI
  • Using Visual Studio Code
1. Using CLI

To create a workspace:

  • Navigate to the desired directory where you want to create your workspace using cd command in the Terminal/Command prompt
  • Then in the directory write this command on your terminal and provide the name of the app which you want to create. In my case I have mentioned DataFlair:
  1. Ng new YourAppName

create angular workspace

  • After running this command, it will prompt you to select from various options about the CSS and other functionalities.

angular CSS options

  • To leave everything to default, simply press the Enter or the Return key.

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Top 15 Angular Component Libraries In 2020 - Solace Infotech Pvt Ltd

Angular is considered as one of the most simple and popular front end framework around the globe. Created by Google and initially released 5 years ago, this open-source programming tool has won the hearts of developers from all over the world. With strong community support and rich functionality, Angular allows developers to provide the seamless user experience and consistency over all devices and platforms from tablet to more. Moreover, either beginners or experienced- can access various Angular advantages. It allows developers to use components in a manner that the UI remains separated as a standalone entity and reusable parts. Here you’ll see the top 15 Angular components to produce a great software solution easily and rapidly.

Top 15 Angular Component Libraries In 2020

  1. Angular Material-
    Angular Material components was earlier known as Material2 and is a component library that implements the material design of Google. It was built using TypeScript and Angular. These UI components follow the best practices of the Angular Developer when composing the Angular code. So as to generate various templates from the command line, you can rapidly add a new feature. Various components are added like Badge for element status, Tree for data rendering and Bottom-Sheet service for interaction with panel display.

Some of the popular angular components that you can use for angular project are-

Progress Spinner, Icon, Chips, Buttons, Progress Bar
Create popups like Dialog, Tooltip, Snackbar,
Control forms like Datepicker, Checkbox, AutoComplete, Form field, Radio button, Input, Slider, Select and Slide Toggle.
Layout Components like Grid List, Cars, Tabs, Stepper, List, Expansion Panel
ToolBar menu, Side Navigation and the navigation bar
Data table format
2. NG Bootstrap-
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Roberta  Ward

Roberta Ward


Basics of Angular: Part-1

What is Angular? What it does? How we implement it in a project? So, here are some basics of angular to let you learn more about angular.

Angular is a Typescript-based open-source front-end web application platform. The Angular Team at Google and a community of individuals and corporations lead it. Angular lets you extend HTML’s syntax to express your apps’ components clearly. The angular resolves challenges while developing a single page and cross-platform applications. So, here the meaning of the single-page applications in angular is that the index.html file serves the app. And, the index.html file links other files to it.

We build angular applications with basic concepts which are NgModules. It provides a compilation context for components. At the beginning of an angular project, the command-line interface provides a built-in component which is the root component. But, NgModule can add a number of additional components. These can be created through a template or loaded from a router. This is what a compilation context about.

What is a Component in Angular?

Components are key features in Angular. It controls a patch of the screen called a view. A couple of components that we create on our own helps to build a whole application. In the end, the root component or the app component holds our entire application. The component has its business logic that it does to support the view inside the class. The class interacts with the view through an API of properties and methods. All the components added by us in the application are not linked to the index.html. But, they link to the app.component.html through the selectors. A component can be a component and not only a typescript class by adding a decorator @Component. Then, for further access, a class can import it. The decorator contains some metadata like selector, template, and style. Here’s an example of how a component decorator looks like:

    selector: 'app-root',
    templateUrl: 'app.component.html',
    styleUrls: ['app.component.scss']

Role of App Module

Modules are the package of functionalities of our app. It gives Angular the information about which features does my app has and what feature it uses. It is an empty Typescript class, but we transform it by adding a decorator @NgModule. So, we have four properties that we set up on the object pass to @NgModule. The four properties are declarations, imports, providers, and bootstrap. All the built-in new components add up to the declarations array in @NgModule.

declarations: [
imports: [
bootstrap: [AppComponent]

What is Data Binding?

Data Binding is the communication between the Typescript code of the component and the template. So, we have different kinds of data binding given below:

  • When there is a requirement to output data from our Typescript code in the HTML template. String interpolation handles this purpose like {{data}} in HTML file. Property Binding is also used for this purpose like [property] = “data”.
  • When we want to trigger any event like clicking a button. Event Binding works while we react to user events like (event) = “expression”.
  • When we can react to user events and output something at the same time. Two-way Binding is used like [(ngModel)] = “data”.

image for understanding data binding

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Juana  O'Keefe

Juana O'Keefe


Going to a library with Angular

Hi! Today we are going to learn how to create a library in angular and import that in other angular applications.


  • Basic knowledge of angular
  • Node and NPM set up in the system

First clear out the Common thoughts

What are Angular Libraries?

An angular library is a collection of components, services, directives, etc. that can be shared across different Angular projects. More precisely, in programming, the Library is a collection of precompiled routines that a program can use.

An Angular library cannot run on its own. It must be imported as a package in an angular application. It is a shareable code which provides Reusable functionality.

Why do we need a Library?

Many applications need to solve the same general problems, such as presenting a unified user interface, presenting data, and allowing data entry. We as developers can create general solutions for particular domains that can be adapted for re-use in different apps. These solutions can be used locally in your workspace, or you can publish them as npm packages to share with other projects or with other Angular developers across the globe.

Certain solutions are complex in nature and recreating them everywhere we need it, is heck of a job. That’s why its better to create such complex solutions as libraries to reuse with ease.

That’s why libraries are important and angular embraces this functionality. Look at some of the angular core libraries like RXJS that are imported as a library in angular and we know how important RXJS is in the angular world. Just imagine if we didn’t have the RXJS as a library but instead, we had some functions in some documentation, and in order to use it, we have to copy-paste those functions into every component and angular application we create. That would be troublesome and hard to maintain.

Behind the scenes: ng-packagr

Angular has a compiling component name packagr whose only job is to maintain the integrity between the angular apps that import angular libraries. We create angular libraries with the different angular core versions and these libraries are imported into different angular apps that may or may not be based on the latest angular version. Some apps may be based on the latest angular 10 but some apps might be based on version 4 or 5. So, how does a library created with version 10 can work with an app based on version 5. For this, angular has a pretty build tool that specific to libraries as it packages them into a certain format that’s compatible with any version of angular (not any, just the ones that are supported).

The tool name is ng-packagr which is used to compile and package a Typescript library to angular package format. This packagr makes sure that what we want to reuse in other angular apps must follow certain guidelines/rules.

These guidelines are Angular Package Format – a set of instructions that make sure whatever you are packaging will be able to integrate into other angular apps.

Current guideline –

Let’s code!!

Creating angular workspace without application

Hit this command in your terminal, opened up where you want to have the directory –

ng new <workspace-name> --create-application=false

Terminal execution of the command

This command creates a mono repo structure for angular workspace. Mono repo structure refers to a structure that not only contains one project but many. These structures are suitable for the applications that divided into several projects but are correlated to each other. For example, a UI whose navbar is a separate project, whose sidebar is a separate project, and further too. Each visual element dynamic element is separately handled in a different project with free choice of using any dev dependencies. These kinds of front-ends are also known as** micro front-ends.**

With mono repo, we will have the angular library and library consumer app in the same workspace.

Hit the below command, inside the created directory

ng generate library <library-name>

Library command output

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Gordon  Matlala

Gordon Matlala


Best 5 Tips for Choosing an Angular Components Library

When building apps in Angular, it’s common to make use of a component library — such as Material UI and PrimeNG — to assist in designing complex UIs. Yet, in the sea of free or affordable component library options lies a hidden trap for developers. These seemingly convenient choices often fall short of the enterprise-grade functionality and performance demanded by complex projects. As a result, precious developer hours are squandered on debugging and patching together a subpar design.

Kendo UI for Angular is a commercial component library designed from the ground up to increase developer productivity. It offers advanced functionality that’s been evolving for over ten years by seasoned experts in the field. This way, developers can spend more time on what’s really important, like building exciting new features and experiences.

Here’s a quick summary of what Kendo UI has to offer:

  • professional-quality UI design and design tools
  • the largest library of Angular components available
  • productivity tools and resources
  • acclaimed professional support and documentation

In this article, we’ll explore five things to consider when choosing a component library, and we’ll outline why a commercial Angular components library — such as Kendo UI for Angular — might be the right choice for your team.

1. Complex Components and Advanced Functionality

Complex components, such as Kendo UI’s Data Grid, can require an entire team of developers to build and maintain if created in-house. There’s rich functionality in components like this that could easily cause any software project to go sideways, because developers can spend hours if not weeks trying to put together even trivial functionality like paging.

The Kendo UI data grid


The Kendo UI data grid

Components like this can have lots of tricky functionality, which means more bugs and higher usability demands. The grid in Kendo UI, for example, has advanced filtering, sorting, grouping, aggregates, virtual scrolling and so much more. This isn’t just a stereotypical HTML table, but a rich component meant to help users interact with their data. With Kendo UI, you get all this functionality right out of the box.

Other examples of complex components that aren’t normally found in non-commercial libraries are event calendars, pivot grids, and rich text editors.

2. Professional-quality, Accessible UI Design

Complex functionality means the standards for good design are high, because users expect a UI that’s performant and easy to use.

Accessibility is also a concern. Accessible UI design is more than a UI that’s aesthetically pleasing. Designing accessible components typically includes providing keyboard shortcuts, ensuring sufficient color contrast, and building functionality designed for users with disabilities. These are features that are often overlooked in free or low-cost component libraries, and may be sacrificed in in-house alternatives.

Part of the price of Kendo UI includes dedicated resources that work to deliver components that are modern, consistent, performant and accessible. Kendo UI offers four base themes: Kendo Default, Material, Fluent and Bootstrap. A ThemeBuilder also helps developers and designers customize the user experience.

The Progress Theme Builder initial screen

Each Kendo UI theme centers around delivering a use experience that’s consistent, without requiring much effort from developers. Guidelines are available for each theme to help with UI design.

If you’re already using another library, such as Material UI, Kendo UI for Angular will fit right in alongside it; there’s no need to pick one library over the other. The ThemeBuilder also helps maintain a consistent UI with lesser-known libraries.

3. Developer Productivity Tools

Components aren’t the only thing developers get from Kendo UI. There are tools and resources available to make sure developers are as productive as possible.

For example, the Visual Studio Code Productivity tool adds scaffolding and code snippets to the developer experience. This helps developers focus on the code and deliver valuable features. It’s an extension available via the marketplace in Visual Studio Code. Simply search for “Kendo UI Productivity Tools” and install the extension. This developer-friendly tool helps with project creation and integration of the Kendo UI for Angular components. The team at Kendo UI constantly invests efforts to enhance the existing functionality and add new features.

The ThemeBuilder, mentioned above, helps developers edit themes without wrestling with CSS and HTML. This helps drive a consistent user experience with any existing design guidelines. This tool is accessible via the Web and gives developers full control over the look-and-feel of the Kendo UI for Angular components.

Lastly, the Virtual Classroom is an on-demand class that teaches developers how to use Kendo UI for Angular. The online course is designed to help you get started. There are many components available in Kendo UI, and this developer resource can help navigate the library.

4. The Largest Selection of Components Available

A UI library should be the primary source of components, especially in cases where multiple apps are involved. This reduces complexity in the code, gives developers one place to go for help, and keeps licensing costs down.

Kendo UI for Angular has well over a hundred components available. The library has charts, grids, drop-downs, and date inputs, to name but a few. Each one is professionally crafted and maintained, and has productivity tools available. This gives developers the best chance at being as productive as possible without having to reinvent the wheel.

Kendo UI aims to provide everything developers need to build complex, feature-rich UIs. This way, licensing is easy to manage, there’s one place to go for help, and developers won’t feel the need to hunt down components from other libraries and potentially bring in risky dependencies.

5. Acclaimed Support and Documentation

Kendo UI’s commercial license helps maintain a team of professionals who provide expert support promptly. They meticulously create documentation and demos for every component feature.

Kendo UI offers forums, a feedback portal, and technical support. This helps developers overcome any productivity obstacle while in the middle of a project.

The forums in particular have over three million members, with well over 280K problems solved. They provide a community where developers can ask questions and learn from each other. Having such a large community with members worldwide helps developers overcome very difficult problems.

The feedback portal allows your team to become co-creators in the product, helping to shape the future of Kendo UI for Angular, so the rest of the community can benefit from exciting new component features.


Learning how to build complex, feature-rich UIs takes a huge amount of effort. As the complexity of the UI component increases, user demand for usability, performance, and accessibility also goes up.

Kendo UI for Angular provides a simple answer to the question: “How do I build that component?” It enables enterprise developers to focus on the business logic instead, rather than having the overhead of trying to build a complex UI.

If you’d like to give Kendo UI a try, there’s a comprehensive Getting Started tutorial available to walk you through the process. There’s also a featured 30-day free trial available along with the tutorial, which includes access to everything — including support, documentation, and productivity tools.

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