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How to set Canonical URL in Angular 7

SEO is an integral part of any website and Canonical URLs can help to inform search engines about identical or “duplicate” content appearing on multiple URLs. A canonical tag (AKA “rel canonical”) tells search engines to use the URL defined in the canonical tag to appear in search results. You can refer this guide to find more about the importance of Canonical URL. It’s important to create the canonical URLs dynamically as a static canonical URL can also impact your search engine results. In this short post, we’ll see how to set Canonical URL in Angular 7. (more…)

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Show an image preview before uploading using Angular 7

I am currently working on an Angular 7 based app and as part of one of the requirements, the image preview needs to be shown in the app before uploading the actual image and the file upload control is only allowed to select images. The was very easy and quick to implement and thought of sharing with all of you. So in this short post, find out how to show an image preview before uploading using Angular 7. (more…)

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Angular 7 – Virtual Scrolling and Drag and Drop features

Angular 7 is out!! Angular Material received a big update in this year and the two new features of Angular CDK, Virtual Scrolling and Drag and Drop support are now available with Angular 7. Virtual Scrolling loads and unloads elements from the DOM based on the visible parts of a list, where Drag and Drop feature supports dragging, dropping and rearranging elements. In this post, we will look at Virtual Scrolling and Drag and Drop features in action with Angular 7. (more…)

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Upgrade Angular 6 app to Angular 7 with Visual Studio 2017

Angular 7 is out!! It’s another major release spanning the entire platform, including the core framework, Angular Material, and the CLI with synchronized major versions. Earlier I posted about creating an Angular 6 app with Visual Studio 2017 using ASP.NET Core 2.1 SPA templates. Now, it’s time to upgrade the same angular app to the latest version which is Angular 7. This post talks about how to upgrade Angular 6 app to Angular 7 with Visual Studio 2017 and we’ll also see an example of Angular 7 Drag and Drop Feature. (more…)

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How to lazy load images in Angular 6

Lazy loading is a technique to load the content only when the user asks for it. Therefore, the initial loading of the webpage is much faster as the complete page is not loaded. In case of lots of images on the webpage, it is always recommended to use lazy loading for the images. As an example, while showing a photo gallery, there is no point loading all the images in one go as the user may leave after only viewing the first few images and this would result in slower loading and waste of bandwidth. In such scenarios, lazy loading is an ideal choice. This post talks about how to lazy load images in Angular 6.
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Angular Console – An UI for Angular CLI

When Angular CLI was released, it instantly got the attention, and many developers started using it as it took away all the pain to create Angular based applications. Angular CLI performs every activity required for an angular application starting from creating to deploying the app. You don’t have to spend time for webpack configurations, making tests run, fixing source maps as the CLI takes care. But, one will have to remember all the CLI commands to use it efficiently. To address this, a new tool is available called “Angular Console”. It’s a visual representation of angular CLI. In this post, we’ll see how to get started with Angular Console and create an angular application using the same.
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Angular 6.1 introduces a new KeyValue Pipe

Angular 6.1 is out and it introduces a new KeyValue pipe to help you iterate through objects, maps, and arrays. Today, the ngFor directive doesn’t support iterations over objects or Maps. To fix this issue, Angular 6.1 introduces a new KeyValue pipe. The KeyValue pipe converts an Object or Map into an array of key-value pairs to use with ngFor directive. In this post, we’ll find out how to use this new KeyValue pipe with Angular 6.1 with examples. (more…)

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