A quick start example for beginners who are new to Angular and TypeScript.
This tutorial shows how to implement a super-simple
custom element using an Angular component.
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First, we add a custom element called
<hello-world> to the
To implement this custom element we need to create a component.
Components implement custom elements such as
<user-details> or in our case the
element which we added to our
Our component looks like this.
The component class is pure TypeScript and defines any data or application logic for the component.
Here we simply declare a private variable called
@Component decorator provides additional meta-data for the class.
selector identifies the
element that this component implements, and
template contains the HTML to be rendered
The template expression in double curly braces reads the
from the component class and substitutes the value into the template using interpolation.
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When the application starts, Angular will substitute the
name value into the
<hello-world> element on the index page
<hello-world> tags with the template output.
Unsurprisingly, the result looks like this:
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