The Nx Plugin for Angular contains executors, generators, and utilities for managing Angular applications and libraries within an Nx workspace. It also enables using Angular Devkit builders and schematics in Nx workspaces.

Among other things, it provides:

  • Integration with libraries such as:
    • Cypress
    • ESLint
    • Jest
    • Playwright
    • Storybook
  • Generators to help scaffold code quickly, including:
    • Micro Frontends
    • Libraries, both internal to your codebase and publishable to npm
    • Projects with Tailwind CSS
  • Executors providing extra capabilities on top of the Angular Devkit builders:
    • Provide ESBuild plugins
    • Provide custom webpack configurations
  • Utilities for automatic workspace refactoring
Currently using the Angular CLI?

You can easily and mostly automatically migrate from an Angular CLI project to Nx! Learn more here.

Setting Up @nx/angular


Keep Nx Package Versions In Sync

Make sure to install the @nx/angular version that matches the version of nx in your repository. If the version numbers get out of sync, you can encounter some difficult to debug errors. You can fix Nx version mismatches with this recipe.

In any Nx workspace, you can install @nx/angular by running the following command:

nx add @nx/angular

This will install the correct version of @nx/angular.

Angular Tutorials

For a full tutorial experience, follow the Angular Standalone Tutorial or the Angular Monorepo Tutorial

Using the Angular Plugin

Generating an application

It's straightforward to generate an Angular application:

nx g @nx/angular:app appName

By default, the application will be generated with:

  • ESLint as the linter.
  • Jest as the unit test runner.
  • Cypress as the E2E test runner.

We can then serve, build, test, lint, and run e2e tests on the application with the following commands:

nx serve appName

nx build appName

nx test appName

nx lint appName

nx e2e appName

Generating a library

Generating an Angular library is very similar to generating an application:

nx g @nx/angular:lib libName

By default, the library will be generated with:

  • ESLint as the linter.
  • Jest as the unit test runner.

We can then test and lint the library with the following commands:

nx test libName

nx lint libName

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Fallback to @schematics/angular

If you try to invoke a generator that is not present in @nx/angular, the request will automatically be forwarded on to @schematics/angular. So, even though there is no @nx/angular:service generator, the following command will successfully create a service:

nx g @nx/angular:service my-service

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