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Angular Cookbook

By : Muhammad Ahsan Ayaz
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Angular Cookbook

By: Muhammad Ahsan Ayaz

Overview of this book

The Angular framework, powered by Google, is the framework of choice for many web development projects built across varying scales. It’s known to provide much-needed stability and a rich tooling ecosystem for building production-ready web and mobile apps. This recipe-based guide enables you to learn Angular concepts in depth using a step-by-step approach. You’ll explore a wide range of recipes across key tasks in web development that will help you build high-performance apps. The book starts by taking you through core Angular concepts such as Angular components, directives, and services to get you ready for building frontend web apps. You’ll develop web components with Angular and go on to cover advanced concepts such as dynamic components loading and state management with NgRx for achieving real-time performance. Later chapters will focus on recipes for effectively testing your Angular apps to make them fail-safe, before progressing to techniques for optimizing your app’s performance. Finally, you’ll create Progressive Web Apps (PWA) with Angular to provide an intuitive experience for users. By the end of this Angular book, you’ll be able to create full-fledged, professional-looking Angular apps and have the skills you need for frontend development, which are crucial for an enterprise Angular developer.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Accessing a child component in a parent component class using ViewChild

In this recipe, you'll learn how to use the ViewChild decorator to access a child component in a parent component's class. You'll start with an app that has AppComponent as the parent component and GalleryComponent as the child component. You'll then create a ViewChild for the child component in the parent's component class to access it and perform some actions.

Getting ready

The project that we are going to work with resides in chapter01/start_here/cc-view-child inside the cloned repository:

  1. Open the project in Visual Studio Code.
  2. Open the terminal and run npm install to install the dependencies of the project. Once done, run ng serve -o.
  3. This should open the app in a new browser tab and you should see something like the following:

    Figure 1.10 – The cc-view-child app running on http://localhost:4200

  4. Click the buttons at the top to see the respective console...