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angularx-qrcode is a fast and easy-to-use Ionic 3/4/5 and Angular4-10 QR Code component/module library to generate QR Codes (Quick Response) in your Ionic and Angular 4/5/6/7/8/9/10 app with support for AOT and the Ivy compiler and runtime. It is a drop-in replacement for the no-longer-maintained angular2 component ng2-qrcode and based on node-qrcode.

Demo App

An Angular app with a working implementation of angularx-qrcode is available at

Install angularx-qrcode 10.0.x with Angular 10

Starting with angularx-qrcode 10, major versions of angular and angularx-qrcode are synchronized, so angular 10 requires angularx-qrcode 10, making it easier to use the right version.

# Angular 10 and Ionic
npm install angularx-qrcode --save
# Or use yarn
yarn add angularx-qrcode

Install angularx-qrcode 2.3.x with Angular 9

# Angular 9 and Ionic
npm install angularx-qrcode@~2.3.5 --save
# Or use yarn
yarn add angularx-qrcode@~2.3.5

Install angularx-qrcode 2.1.x with Angular 8

# Angular 8 and Ionic
npm install angularx-qrcode@~2.1.4 --save
# Or use yarn
yarn add angularx-qrcode@~2.1.4

Older Angular Versions

# Angular 5/6/7
npm install angularx-qrcode@1.6.4 --save
# Angular 4
npm install angularx-qrcode@1.0.3 --save

New in angularx-qrcode 2.x

  • Ivy Compiler and Runtime Support
  • angularx-qrcode is now based on node-qrcode and ships a couple of new features (keeping all the known features)
  • New: append CSS classes with cssClass
  • New elementType field: url, img, canvas and svg
  • New margin field. Define how wide the quiet zone should be.
  • New scale, scale factor. A value of 1 means 1px per module (black dot).
  • New version field. QR Code version. If not specified the most suitable value will be calculated.

Upgrade from 1.x to 2.x or 10.x

Upgrading should be simple. If any deprecated field is used, angularx-qrcode logs a warning to your browser console with the field name which should be renamed.

# Old code in 1.x
<qrcode [qrdata]="'Your data'" [size]="256" [level]="'M'" usesvg="true"></qrcode>

# New code in 2.x or 10.x
<qrcode [qrdata]="'Your data'" [width]="256" [errorCorrectionLevel]="'M'" [elementType]="'svg'"></qrcode>
Deprecated New
colordark colorDark
colorlight colorLight
level errorCorrectionLevel
size width
usesvg elementType

Basic Usage

Import the module and add it to your imports section in your main AppModule:

// File: app.module.ts
// all your imports
import { QRCodeModule } from 'angularx-qrcode';

declarations: [
imports: [
providers: [],
bootstrap: [AppComponent]
export class AppModule { }

Examples: How to implement angularx-qrcode

Generate a QR Code from a string (directive only)

Now that Angular/Ionic knows about the new QR Code module, let's invoke it from our template with a directive. If we use a simple text-string, we need no additional code in our controller.

<qrcode [qrdata]="'Your data string'" [width]="256" [errorCorrectionLevel]="'M'"></qrcode>

Create a QR Code from a variable in your controller

In addition to our <qrcode>-directive in example.html, lets add two lines of code to our controller example.ts.

// File: example.ts
export class QRCodeComponent {
  public myAngularxQrCode: string = null;
  constructor () {
    // assign a value
    this.myAngularxQrCode = 'Your QR code data string';

// File: example.html
<qrcode [qrdata]="myAngularxQrCode" [width]="256" [errorCorrectionLevel]="'M'"></qrcode>


Attribute Type Default Description
allowEmptyString Boolean false Allow qrdata to be an empty string
colorDark String '#000000ff' RGBA color, color of dark module
colorLight String '#ffffffff' RGBA color, color of light module
cssClass String 'qrcode' CSS Class
elementType String 'canvas' 'canvas', 'svg', 'img', 'url' (alias for 'img')
errorCorrectionLevel String 'M' QR Correction level ('L', 'M', 'Q', 'H')
margin Number 4 Define how much wide the quiet zone should be.
qrdata String '' String to encode
scale Number 4 Scale factor. A value of 1 means 1px per modules (black dots).
version Number (auto) 1-40
width Number 10 Height/Width (any value)


Depending on the amount of data of the qrdata to encode, a minimum width is required.

AOT - Ahead Of Time Compilation

angularx-qrcode supports AOT Compilation (Ahead-of-Time Compilation) which results in significant faster rendering. An AOT-enabled module is included. Further reading:

SSR - Server Side Rendering

As of version 1.6.0, SSR support is fully implemented, the following workaround is no longer needed. HowTo use Angular QRCode with SSR

Available commands

# Build
npm run build


  • Please open your PR against the development branch.
  • Make sure your editor uses the packages .editorconfig file to minimize commited code changes.
  • Use npm run lint before you commit


MIT License

Copyright (c) 2018 - present Andreas Jacob (

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