How to use external JS files in Angular 6

I started a project with Angular but I never thought that install the most recent version of it would bring me a couple of problems. I am also using Materialize so when I try to ‘import’ its Javascript file it doesn’t work. I don’t know why, I was looking for an answer since the past Friday but I found nothing.

I have changed the angular.json file and referenced my JS location in it but it doesn’t was sufficient.

P.D. I must not use the CDN for materialize JS.

CLI projects in angular 6 onwards uses angular.json instead of .angular-cli.json for build and project configuration. That implies you are using Angular 6.

As of v6, the location of the file has changed to angular.json. Since there is no longer a leading dot, the file is no longer hidden by default and is on the same level.
which also means that file paths in angular.json should not contain leading dots and slash i.e you should provide an absolute path

Install MaterializeCSS and angular2-materialize from npm

 npm install materialize-css --save 
 npm install angular2-materialize --save 
 npm install [email protected]^2.2.4 --save
 npm install hammerjs --save

After installing all the required dependencies add them to styles and scripts array of angular.json

"styles": [
             
      "src/styles.css",
      "node_modules/materialize-css/dist/css/materialize.css"
],
"scripts": [
      "node_modules/jquery/dist/jquery.js",
       "node_modules/hammerjs/hammer.js",
       "node_modules/materialize-css/dist/js/materialize.js"
 ]

For Angular Version 11+

Configuration

The styles and scripts options in your angular.json configuration now allow to reference a package directly:

before: "styles": ["../node_modules/bootstrap/dist/css/bootstrap.css"]
after: "styles": ["bootstrap/dist/css/bootstrap.css"]

P.S
Additonal Info: Error import javascript library in typescript

I think that key is: correct place on configuration. We have two places when we can potentially paste the paths for scripts. (Angular CLI: 6.1.5)

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The first one is: (projects => your app name => architect => build)

"build": {
      "builder": "@angular-devkit/build-angular:browser",
      "options": {
        "outputPath": "dist/<your app name>",
        "index": "src/index.html",
        "main": "src/main.ts",
        "polyfills": "src/polyfills.ts",
        "tsConfig": "src/tsconfig.app.json",
        "assets": [
          "src/favicon.ico",
          "src/assets"
        ],
        "styles": [
          "src/styles.css"
        ],
        "scripts": [
          "node_modules/jquery/dist/jquery.min.js",
          "node_modules/bootstrap/dist/js/bootstrap.min.js"
        ]
      },
      "configurations": { ... }
    }

The second one is: (projects => your app name => architect => test) – WRONG PLACE

"test": {
      "builder": "@angular-devkit/build-angular:karma",
      "options": {
        "main": "src/test.ts",
        "polyfills": "src/polyfills.ts",
        "tsConfig": "src/tsconfig.spec.json",
        "karmaConfig": "src/karma.conf.js",
        "styles": [
          "src/styles.css"
        ],
        "scripts": [
        ],
        "assets": [
          "src/favicon.ico",
          "src/assets"
        ]
      }
    }

After that you shoud have something like this on your browser:

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I hope that it helped 😉

js always write in script tag with “”.

{
  "$schema": "./node_modules/@angular/cli/lib/config/schema.json",
  "version": 1,
  "newProjectRoot": "projects",
  "projects": {
    "Vhls": {
      "projectType": "application",
      "schematics": {
        "@schematics/angular:component": {
          "style": "scss"
        }
      },
      "root": "",
      "sourceRoot": "src",
      "prefix": "app",
      "architect": {
        "build": {
          "builder": "@angular-devkit/build-angular:browser",
          "options": {
            "outputPath": "dist/Vhls",
            "index": "src/index.html",
            "main": "src/main.ts",
            "polyfills": "src/polyfills.ts",
            "tsConfig": "tsconfig.app.json",
            "aot": false,
            "assets": [
              "src/favicon.ico",
              "src/assets"
            ],
            "styles": [
              "node_modules/videogular2/fonts/videogular.css",
              "src/styles.scss"
            ],
            "scripts": [
              "src/assets/js/hls.min.js"
            ]
          },
          "configurations": {...............


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