Working with Projects

TL;DR

Live Demo or Source Code

Create base application

Main ideas comes from here: Combining Multiple Angular Applications into a Single One

Generate base app and workspace

In the following steps, we will create a main application and 2 sub-applications.

Each Sub-Application consists of 2 Views (Pages) and a common navigation bar.

As a result, we will get the following directory structure:

$ ng new workspace --routing --style scss
$ cd workspace

Create additional apps

$ ng generate application --routing app1 --style scss
$ ng generate application --routing app2 --style scss

Generate a component

For each application, we create the 3 components: View 1, View 2 and a NavBar.

  • The parameter --project defines the application, where we will add the component.
  • The Parameter --module defines the application module class, where we add the definition the the newly creates components, in this case app#/src/app/app.modules.ts

ng generate component components/view1 --project=app1 --module=app.module.ts
ng generate component components/view2 --project=app1 --module=app.module.ts
ng generate component components/nav   --project=app1 --module=app.module.ts

ng generate component components/view1 --project=app2 --module=app.module.ts
ng generate component components/view2 --project=app2 --module=app.module.ts
ng generate component components/nav   --project=app2 --module=app.module.ts

ng generate component components/nav

Customize Components: Main App

Edit src/app/app.module.ts

import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';

import { AppRoutingModule } from './app-routing.module';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';

import { App1SharedModule } from 'projects/app1/src/app/app.shared.module';
import { App2SharedModule } from 'projects/app2/src/app/app.shared.module';
import { NavComponent } from './components/nav/nav.component';

@NgModule({
    declarations: [AppComponent, NavComponent],
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,
        AppRoutingModule,
        App1SharedModule.forRoot(),
        App2SharedModule.forRoot()
    ],
    providers: [],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule {}

Edit src/app/app-routing.module.ts

import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { Routes, RouterModule } from '@angular/router';

import { App1SharedModule } from 'projects/app1/src/app/app.shared.module';
import { App2SharedModule } from 'projects/app2/src/app/app.shared.module';

const routes: Routes = [
    { path: 'app1', component: App1SharedModule },
    { path: 'app2', component: App2SharedModule },
    { path: '**', redirectTo: 'app1/view1' }
];

@NgModule({
    imports: [
        RouterModule.forRoot(routes),
        App1SharedModule.forRoot(),
        App2SharedModule.forRoot()
    ],
    exports: [RouterModule]
})
export class AppRoutingModule {}

Edit src/app/app.component.ts

export class AppComponent {
    title = 'base-app';
}

Replace src/app/app.component.html

The main app page consists of two areas:

  • the header part with the welcome text, an image and the navigation bar to the 2 apps
  • the application part, depending of the selected application
<div style="text-align:center">
    <h1>Welcome to {{ title | uppercase }}</h1>
    <img width="300" alt="Angular Logo"
        src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cf/Angular_full_color_logo.svg">
</div>

<app-nav></app-nav>
<hr />
<router-outlet></router-outlet>

Replace src/app/components/nav/nav.component.html

<div style="text-align:center">
    <a routerLink="/app1">App 1</a> | <a routerLink="/app2">App 2</a>
</div>

Customize Components: App1

Edit projects/app1/src/app/app.module.ts

import { View1Component } from './components/view1/view1.component';
import { View2Component } from './components/view2/view2.component';
import { NavComponent }   from './components/nav/nav.component';

@NgModule({
    declarations: [AppComponent, View1Component, View2Component, NavComponent],
    ...

Edit projects/app1/src/app/app-routing.module.ts

import { View1Component } from './components/view1/view1.component';
import { View2Component } from './components/view2/view2.component';

const routes: Routes = [
        { path: 'app1/view1', component: View1Component },
        { path: 'app1/view2', component: View2Component },
        { path: 'app1', redirectTo: 'app1/view1' }
    ];

Create projects/app1/src/app/app.shared.module.ts

import { NgModule, ModuleWithProviders } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';

const providers = [];

@NgModule({})
export class App1SharedModule {
    static forRoot(): ModuleWithProviders {
        return {
            ngModule: AppModule,
            providers
        };
    }
}

Replace projects/app1/src/app/app.component.html

<router-outlet></router-outlet>

Replace projects/app1/src/app/components/nav/nav.component.html

<a routerLink="/app1/view1">View 1</a> | <a routerLink="/app1/view2">View 2</a>

Add to projects/app1/src/app/components/view2/view2.component.ts

export class View1Component implements OnInit {
    title = 'App1: View 1';
    ...

Replace projects/app1/src/app/components/view1/view1.component.html

<app-nav></app-nav>
<p>{{ title }}</p>

Replace projects/app1/src/app/components/view2/view2.component.html

<app-nav></app-nav>
<p>{{ title }}</p>

Customize Components: App2

Do the same as for App1, but replace every App1 with App2and every app1 with app2