According to the Stack Overflow’s survey, Angular has become the most popular front-end framework across the globe. In 2009, Google developed the AngularJS by releasing its version 1.0 in the year 2012 which is still recognized as the most popular open-source front-end frameworks often supported by the community of developers to contributors and angular development company to freelancers. As the years passed by, it got evolved into variant versions from AngularJS v1.0, v.2.0 to the latest Angular v6.0.
The AngularJS framework comes with many tools and frameworks that allow you to use components to split your UI into different and reusable pieces. In this post, we have listed some of the popular Angular component libraries which are useful and a must for your upcoming app development project.
#1 Angular Material (Angular’s official library)
The tool is a popular collection of Angular components developed with the assistance of Google Material Design that helps developers to apply modern elements in their projects with ease and simplicity. Also, you can add a new feature to quickly generate a bunch of templates from the command line of Material Components. Many new compomers are also added such as Tree for data rendering, Badge for element status and Bottom-Sheet service to interact with the panel display at the bottom of the screen. Let us look at some Angular components which are for Angular:
- The navigation bar, Side Navigation, and ToolBar menu
- Data table format
- Control forms such as AutoComplete, Checkbox, Datepicker, Form field, Input, Radio button, Select, Slider, and Slide Toggle.
- Create Popups like Dialog, Snackbar, Tooltip
- Layout Components as in Card, Grid List, Divider, Expansion Panel, Tabs, List, Stepper
- Buttons, Chips, Icon, Progress Bar, Progress Spinner
#2 Onsen UI (6k stars)
This library is useful to create the most beautiful and efficient ways to develop HTML5 hybrid and mobile web applications. It is packed with a rich variety of UI components specially designed for mobile apps. The library supports both iOS and Android Material design with automatic styling based on the platform you choose. Have a look at some of Onsen UI components:
- Lists and forms
- Side Menu
- Stack Navigation
- Automatic Styling
#3 NG Bootstrap (4.5k stars)
This library has mostly replaced angular-UI bootstrap by providing Bootstrap 4 components for Angular. It comes with high testing coverage and no third party JS dependencies as well. All of its widgets is easily accessible by using proper HTML elements along with the required aria attributes. Some of the NG Bootstrap components are:
#4 NGX Bootstrap (3.5k stars)
It is difficult to imagine a front-end developer not being familiar with the Bootstrap framework as it is the popular one that provides a bulk of Bootstrap capabilities which you can utilize in your Angular applications. The library provides high performance and app scalability for all screen sizes in variant devices. The library comes up with its own website that has clear documentation and multiple examples to understand its use for the newbies. Addition to this, the developers can actively support the project in accordance with the latest version of Angular. Here, we have mentioned few NGX Bootstrap components you can look at:
The main objective of this project is to provide native Angular components and directives for the Salesforce Lightning Design system. It has a great impact on your Angular app by boosting performance and having flexibility. Here are a few components included in the NG-Lightning as they exclusively depend on their input properties.
The library is an open source design system by VMware that is bringing together the UX guidelines and HTML/CSS framework along with Angular components. It is suitable for both designers and developers as the Clarity’s designs root from continuous exploration and research. This library also offers a set of well-designed and implemented data-bound components that are built on top of Angular. Some of the Clarity components are listed below:
- Login Page
- Progress Bars
- Radio Buttons
- Toggle Switches
- Tree View
This library is bridging the gap between Angular components and Polymer elements by providing Material inspired UI components for your mobile and web applications. The elements are kept invariant repos, yet they can be grouped into a single repo as available individually on Bit. The library integrated to package managers, Git and other tools to get a better experience for sharing the code between apps and developers. By eliminating the overhead around your code, it allows to codeshare by letting you quickly sharing or reusing components without refactoring or configurations. Here are a few components you wanna check out from free as well as premium version:
- Combo Box
- Custom Field
- Email Field
- Password Field
- Context Menu
- Progress Bar
- Rich Text Editor
#8 PrimeNG (3.3k stars)
Regarded as one of the most useful libraries for Angular, it provides more than 80 components for developing the UI in your next Angular applications. The components of PrimeNG are designed professionally for easy use and customization. You can also look for some simple form elements as well as complex ones such as tables, graphs, sliders, and pop-ups. The mobile UX is packed with touch optimizing and responsive layouts. Let us look at the supported library components:
- Message Alert using Messages and Growl
- File Upload Component
- Buttons and SplitButton component
- Basic Input Components plus advanced input components such as ColorPicker, Editor, AutoComplete, Calendar, KeyFilter.
- Overlay Components like Lightbox, Dialog, Overlay Panel.
- Charts with the customized option of Bar, Radar, Pie, Line, Doughnut.
- Card, Accordion, Toolbar, ScrollPanel, TabView panel components
- Data Components in DataTable, DataList, Tree Table, DataGrid format
The above-mentioned libraries are the most popular and comprehensive ones which can be utilized for any relevant tasks in the frame of modern Angular 6 development. Keep Learning!
Olivia Diaz is working in an Angular development company eTatvaSoft.com. An avid reader and a passionate writer, She shared her ideas on path-breaking IT solutions, current IT trends and much more. Understanding how technology affects the world is her subject of interest.