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Angular ESLint

Monorepo for all the tooling which enables ESLint to lint Angular projects

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This project is made possible thanks to the continued hard work going into, and brilliant work on the original TSLint rule implementations in


Quick Start

  1. Follow the local environment and workspace setup guide in order to install the Angular CLI

  2. Create a new Angular CLI workspace in the normal way, optionally using any of the supported command line arguments and following the interactive prompts:

ng new # --maybe --some --other --flags --here
  1. Change directory into your new workspace and then use the Angular CLI to add @angular-eslint/schematics.
ng add @angular-eslint/schematics

...and that's it!

As well as installing all relevant dependencies, the ng add command will automatically detect that you have a workspace with a single project in it, which does not have a linter configured yet. It can therefore go ahead and wire everything up for you!

You will also see that it added the following in your angular.json:

  "cli": {
    "schematicCollections": ["@angular-eslint/schematics"]

Read the section on Using ESLint by default when generating new Projects within your Workspace to understand why this is useful.

Supported Angular CLI Versions

As of v12, we aligned the major version of @angular-eslint with Angular (and Angular CLI).

Therefore, as an example (because these versions may or may not exist yet when you read this):

  • @angular-eslint packages at 16.x.x and @angular/cli@16.x.x are compatible
  • @angular-eslint packages at 17.x.x and @angular/cli@17.x.x are compatible
  • @angular-eslint packages at 18.x.x and @angular/cli@18.x.x are compatible
  • ...and so on...

NOTE: the exact minor and patch versions of each library represented here by x's do not need to match each other, just the first (major) number

For an understanding of Angular CLI version support prior to v12, please see ./docs/

Please do not open issues related to unsupported versions of the Angular CLI.

Supported ESLint Versions

See the specified peerDependency in any of our packages, such as the eslint-plugin:

Usage with Nx Monorepos

Nx leans on some, but not all of the packages from this project.


  • It does not use the builder to execute ESLint
  • It does not use the schematics to generate files and config, and is responsible for configuring ESLint via .eslintrc.json or eslint.config.js files in a way that makes sense for Nx workspaces.

We strongly recommend that you do not try and hand-craft setups with angular-eslint and Nx. It is easy to get things wrong.

  • If using Angular CLI, use the angular-eslint tooling as instructed below
  • If using Nx, defer to the Nx tooling itself to configure things for you, it has been designed and tested specifically for this purpose.

Issues specific to Nx's support of Angular + ESLint should be filed on the Nx repo:

Packages included in this project

Please follow the links below for the packages you care about.

  • angular-eslint - This is the core package that exposes most of the other packages below for the common use case of using angular-eslint with Angular CLI workspaces. It exposes all the tooling you need to work with ESLint v9 and typescript-eslint v8 with flat config in v18 of angular-eslint onwards. For versions of angular-eslint older than v18, or workspaces still using ESLint v8 and typescript-eslint v7 or the legacy eslintrc config format, you will use a combination of the packages below directly.

  • @angular-eslint/builder - An Angular CLI Builder which is used to execute ESLint on your Angular projects using standard commands such as ng lint

  • @angular-eslint/eslint-plugin - An ESLint-specific plugin that contains rules which are specific to Angular projects. It can be combined with any other ESLint plugins in the normal way.

  • @angular-eslint/eslint-plugin-template - An ESLint-specific plugin which, when used in conjunction with @angular-eslint/template-parser, allows for Angular template-specific linting rules to run.

  • @angular-eslint/schematics - Schematics which are used to add and update configuration files which are relevant for running ESLint on an Angular workspace.

  • @angular-eslint/template-parser - An ESLint-specific parser which leverages the @angular/compiler to allow for custom ESLint rules to be written which assert things about your Angular templates.

  • @angular-eslint/test-utils - Utilities which are helpful when testing custom ESLint rules for Angular workspaces.

  • @angular-eslint/utils - Utilities which are helpful when writing custom ESLint rules for Angular workspaces.

Package Versions

All of the packages are published with the same version number to make it easier to coordinate both releases and installations.

We publish a canary release on every successful merge to the main branch, so you never need to wait for a new stable version to make use of any updates.

The latest version under the latest tag is:

NPM Version

The latest version under the canary tag (latest commit to the main branch) is:

NPM Version

(Note: The only exception to the automated publishes described above is when we are in the final phases of creating the next major version of the libraries - e.g. going from 1.x.x to 2.x.x. During these periods, we manually publish pre-releases until we are happy with it and promote it to latest.)

Adding ESLint configuration to an existing Angular CLI project which has no existing linter

NOTE: If you are looking for instructions on how to migrate a project which uses TSLint, please see the bottom of the README.

If you want to add ESLint configuration (either a eslint.config.js file for flat config, or a .eslintrc.json file for eslintrc (angular-eslint will figure this out for you automatically) and an applicable "lint" target in your angular.json) to an existing Angular CLI project which does not yet have a linter set up, you can invoke the following schematic:

ng g @angular-eslint/schematics:add-eslint-to-project {{YOUR_PROJECT_NAME_GOES_HERE}}

If you only have a single project in your Angular CLI workspace, the project name argument is optional

Using ESLint by default when generating new Projects within your Workspace

Regardless of whether or not you added @angular-eslint to a brand new workspace, or you added it in order to convert a project within an existing workspace, it is likely that from now on you want any subsequent projects that you generate in your workspace to also use ESLint.

In order to achieve this, @angular-eslint provides a set of custom generator schematics which sit on top of the default ones that the Angular CLI provides. They provide all the standard Angular CLI options, but just handle adding ESLint related configuration for you in each case.

You can always invoke them directly by specifying the collection name as part of the generate command:

# To generate a new Angular app in the workspace using ESLint
ng g @angular-eslint/schematics:application
# To generate a new Angular library in the workspace using ESLint
ng g @angular-eslint/schematics:library

Or, alternatively, if you don't want to have to remember to set that collection prefix in front of the : every time, you can set the schematicCollections in your angular.json to start with @angular-eslint/schematics.

You can either do that by hand by adjusting the JSON, or by running the following Angular CLI command:

ng config cli.schematicCollections "[\"@angular-eslint/schematics\"]"

The final result in your angular.json will be something like this:

  "cli": {
    "schematicCollections": ["@angular-eslint/schematics"]

Now your generate commands can just be:

# To generate a new Angular app in the workspace using ESLint (thanks to the schematicCollections set above)
ng g app
# To generate a new Angular library in the workspace using ESLint (thanks to the schematicCollections set above)
ng g lib

Configuring ESLint

In version 9 of ESLint, they changed their default configuration format to the so called "flat config" style using exclusively a eslint.config.js file as the only way of configuring a project:

The legacy so called "eslintrc" style is now deprecated, but still fully supported, and so when it comes to configuring ESLint for your Angular projects you have two options and associated guides:

Philosophy on lint rules which enforce code formatting concerns

Please see here for our philosophy on using a linter to enforce code formatting concerns: ./docs/

TL;DR - We will not be maintaining code formatting rules in this project, but you are very welcome to create them yourself using our tooling such as @angular-eslint/utils and @angular-eslint/test-utils.

Linting with the VSCode extension for ESLint

We strongly recommend using v3 of the vscode-eslint extension. At the time of writing (May 2024), this is in prerelease. You can enable it by opening up the extension profile page within VSCode and clicking on the "switch to prerelease" button (if your currently installed version is older than v3).

The extension will now be smart enough to pick up from your configuration files what files you care about linting (from both flat configs and eslintrc (as long as you follow the guidance of using overrides outline in this repo)).

The only configuration option you need to care about is if you are using ESLint v9 and still using eslintrc configuration files (because flat config is the default in ESLint v9). In this case you need to set in your .vscode/settings.json:

// ... more config
"eslint.useFlatConfig": false,
// ... more config

For full information about the extension see:

Usage without Angular CLI Builder and eslintrc style configs

NOTE: This is only applicable when you are using eslintrc configs. For flat config, no custom --ext option is needed.

If you're using this without the Angular CLI Builder (and eslintrc configs), don't forget to include .html as one of the file extensions when running the eslint CLI, otherwise templates will not be linted, e.g.:

eslint --ext .ts,.html .

Notes on performance

Background and understanding the trade-offs

As you have hopefully understood from the above section on ESLint configuration what we are dealing with here is a set of tools that were not designed and optimized for this specific use-case.

In software development we are permanently faced with trade-offs. In this case you can think about it this way:

On the one hand...

By using ESLint with Angular (both its TypeScript source code, and its HTML templates), we gain access to a truly massive ecosystem of existing rules, plugins and IDE extensions that we can instantly leverage on our projects.

On the other...

The tooling will never be as fast or memory efficient, or as easy to configure, as something which was purpose built for a narrower use-case and which, well, does less...

TSLint was more in the latter camp - it was purpose built for linting TypeScript source code (note, not HTML), and so it was (depending on the codebase) faster and more efficient at doing it - but it was hugely lacking in community support, features, plugins, rules etc...

As of v15, we generate the fastest possible lint config for you out of the box (rather than the most flexible lint config), but it is possible that you will need to leverage rules which require type information, and this requires extra consideration.

Please read this dedicated guide to fully understand lint performance and how it is impacted by rules requiring type information: ./docs/

Using eslint-disable comments in Angular templates

If you want to be able to use eslint-disable comments in your Angular templates you just need to ensure you are using:

  • @angular CLI tooling packages version 11.2.8 or higher
  • @angular-eslint tooling packages version 2.1.0 or higher

Make sure you are using valid HTML comments, i.e. <!-- this syntax -->, not the kind of comments you use in TypeScript code.

Migrating an Angular CLI project from Codelyzer and TSLint

Please see here for the legacy information around converting from Codelyzer and TSLint prior to version 16: ./docs/