This tutorial sets up a repo with a single application at the root level that breaks out its code into libraries to add structure. If you are looking for a Angular monorepo setup then check out our Angular monorepo tutorial.
Angular Standalone Tutorial - Part 1: Code Generation
Creating a New Workspace
Run the command
npx create-nx-workspace@latest and when prompted, provide the following responses:
> NX Let's create a new workspace [https://nx.dev/getting-started/intro] ✔ Where would you like to create your workspace? · store ✔ Which stack do you want to use? · angular ✔ Standalone project or integrated monorepo? · standalone ✔ Default stylesheet format · css ✔ Would you like to use Standalone Components in your application? · No ✔ Would you like to add routing? · Yes ✔ Enable distributed caching to make your CI faster · Yes
You will also be prompted whether to add Nx Cloud to your workspace. We won't address this in this tutorial, but you can see the introduction to Nx Cloud for more details.
Once the command completes, the file structure should look like this:
store/ ├── e2e/ ├── src/ ├── tools/ ├── nx.json ├── package.json ├── project.json ├── README.md ├── tsconfig.base.json └── tsconfig.json
There are two projects that have been created for you:
- An Angular application (
store) with its configuration files at the root of the repo and source code in
- A project for Cypress e2e tests for our
As far as Nx is concerned, the root-level
store app owns every file that doesn't belong to a different project. So files in the
e2e folder belong to the
e2e project, everything else belongs to
While we see the Cypress project here, we won't go deeper on Cypress in this tutorial. You can find more materials on Nx Cypress support on the @nx/cypress package page.
Generating a component for the store
npx nx g @nx/angular:component shop --project=store
> NX Generating @nx/angular:component CREATE src/app/shop/shop.component.css CREATE src/app/shop/shop.component.html CREATE src/app/shop/shop.component.spec.ts CREATE src/app/shop/shop.component.ts UPDATE src/app/app.module.ts
To create the
shared/ui libraries, use the nx/angular:lib` generator:
npx nx g @nx/angular:library cart
> NX Generating @nx/angular:library CREATE cart/README.md CREATE cart/tsconfig.lib.json CREATE cart/tsconfig.spec.json CREATE cart/src/index.ts CREATE cart/src/lib/cart.module.ts CREATE cart/project.json CREATE cart/tsconfig.json UPDATE tsconfig.base.json CREATE cart/jest.config.ts CREATE cart/src/test-setup.ts CREATE cart/.eslintrc.json
npx nx g @nx/angular:lib shared/ui --buildable
> NX Generating @nx/angular:library UPDATE jest.config.ts CREATE jest.config.app.ts UPDATE project.json CREATE shared/ui/README.md CREATE shared/ui/ng-package.json CREATE shared/ui/package.json CREATE shared/ui/tsconfig.lib.json CREATE shared/ui/tsconfig.lib.prod.json CREATE shared/ui/tsconfig.spec.json CREATE shared/ui/src/index.ts CREATE shared/ui/src/lib/shared-ui.module.ts CREATE shared/ui/project.json CREATE shared/ui/tsconfig.json UPDATE tsconfig.base.json CREATE shared/ui/jest.config.ts CREATE shared/ui/src/test-setup.ts CREATE shared/ui/.eslintrc.json UPDATE package.json added 89 packages, removed 17 packages, changed 2 packages, and audited 1515 packages in 27s 201 packages are looking for funding run `npm fund` for details 8 low severity vulnerabilities To address all issues (including breaking changes), run: npm audit fix --force Run `npm audit` for details.
You should now be able to see all three projects of our design:
storein the root
- Continue to 2: Project Graph