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Angular TypeScript Snippets for VS Code

Now Updated for Angular 9.0.0 release

This extension for Visual Studio Code adds snippets for Angular for TypeScript and HTML.

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See the CHANGELOG for the latest changes

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Type part of a snippet, press enter, and the snippet unfolds.

Alternatively, press Ctrl+Space (Windows, Linux) or Cmd+Space (macOS) to activate snippets from within the editor.

Command Palette Commands

Command Purpose
express: Add simple Express server file to workspace Adds Node.js express server

TypeScript Angular Snippets

Snippet Purpose
a-component component
a-component-inline component with inline template
a-component-root root app component
a-ctor-skip-self angular NgModule's skipself constructor
a-directive directive
a-guard-can-activate CanActivate guard
a-guard-can-activate-child CanActivateChild guard
a-guard-can-deactivate CanDeactivate guard
a-guard-can-load CanLoad guard
a-httpclient-get httpClient.get with Rx Observable
a-http-interceptor Empty Angular HttpInterceptor for HttpClient
a-http-interceptor-headers Angular HttpInterceptor that sets headers for HttpClient
a-http-interceptor-logging Angular HttpInterceptor that logs traffic for HttpClient
a-module module
a-module-root root app module
a-output-event @Output event and emitter
a-pipe pipe
a-preload-opt-in-strategy custom preload strategy that allows choosing which routes to preload
a-preload-network-strategy custom preload strategy that preloads based on network connectivity
a-resolver resolver
a-routes Route definition file
a-rxjs-import import RxJs features
a-rxjs-operators import RxJs operators
a-route-path-404 404 route path
a-route-path-default default route path
a-route-path-with-children route path with children
a-route-path-eager eager route path
a-route-path-lazy lazy route path
a-router-events listen to one or more router events
a-route-params-subscribe subscribe to route parameters
a-service service with injectable provided in root
a-service-httpclient service with HttpClient
a-subscribe Rx Observable subscription
a-trackby to create a trackby function in TypeScript for the ngFor

NgRx Snippets

Snippet Purpose
a-ngrx-store-module create an NgRx store module
a-ngrx-create-action create an NgRx action with createAction
a-ngrx-create-action-props create an NgRx action with createAction with props
a-ngrx-create-reducer create an NgRx reducer with createReducer
a-ngrx-create-effect create an NgRx effect with createEffect
a-ngrx-create-effect-api create an NgRx effect with createEffect for an API call
a-ngrx-create-selector create an NgRx selector with createSelector
a-ngrx-create-selector-props create an NgRx selector with createSelector with props
a-ngrx-data-entity-data-module-import add EntityDataModule
a-ngrx-data-entity-metadata create the entity metadata for NgRx
a-ngrx-data-entity-collection-data-service create a data service using NgRx

Dockerfile Snippets

Snippet Purpose
docker-angular-node-multi-stage Multi-stage Dockerfile for Node with Angular

JavaScript Snippets

Snippet Purpose
ex-simple-server Node.js Express Server

HTML Snippets

Snippet Purpose
a-class [class] binding
a-select <select> control
a-style [style] binding
a-ngClass ngClass
a-ngFor *ngFor
a-ngForAsync *ngFor with async
a-ngFor-trackBy *ngFor with trackBy
a-form create a form tag with ngSubmit and form attributes
a-formArrayName formArrayName
a-formControlName formControlName
a-formGroup formGroup
a-formGroupName formGroupName
a-form-submit create a submit button for a form
a-ngIf *ngIf
a-ngIfElse *ngIf with else
a-ngModel ngModel
a-routerLink routerLink
a-routerLink-param routerLink with a route parameter
a-ngStyle ngStyle
a-ngSwitch ngSwitch
a-prej show the JSON form of a model
a-preja show the JSON form of a model, using async
a-ng-container <ng-container> element
a-ng-template <ng-template> element
a-ng-content <ng-content> element

VS Code Snippets

Snippet Purpose
a-launch-chrome launch/debug configuration for VS Code for Chrome
a-launch-edge launch/debug configuration for VS Code for Edge
a-task-start create a task configuration for starting the Angular app for VS Code


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  2. Launch Code
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  5. Choose the extension
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Thanks to the following contributors for the NgRx snippets:

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