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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:



npx create-nx-workspace@latest

> NX Let's create a new workspace [https://nx.dev/getting-started/intro] Choose what to create · angular ✔ Application name · store ✔ Would you like to use Standalone Components in your application? · No ✔ Would you like to add routing? · Yes Default stylesheet format · css Enable distributed caching to make your CI faster · Yes
Opting into Nx Cloud

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 src.
  • A project for Cypress e2e tests for our store application in e2e.

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 store.

Nx Cypress Support

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
Nx 15 and lower use @nrwl/ instead of @nx/

Nx Generator Syntax

Generating Libraries

To create the cart and 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
Nx 15 and lower use @nrwl/ instead of @nx/


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.
Nx 15 and lower use @nrwl/ instead of @nx/

You should now be able to see all three projects of our design:

  • store in the root
  • cart in cart
  • shared-ui in shared/ui

What's Next