Building new and styling existing Angular components for AEM

In this chapter, a new, static Header component is created and update the Text and Image component previously created (Chapter 3) are updated to align with the WKND Events look and feel.

Creating the Header component

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Next a dedicated Angular component will be created for the header of the application.

  1. Create a new Header Angular component using the ng genereate command from the angular-app folder.

    $ cd aem-guides-wknd-events/angular-app
    $ ng generate component components/header

    This will create a skeleton for the new Angular Header component at aem-guides-wknd-events/angular-app/src/app/components/header.

  2. Edit and add the following HTML to aem-guides-wknd-events/angular-app/src/app/components/header/header.component.html.

    <header class="header">
      <a class="wrapper link" routerLink="/content/wknd-events/angular/home.html">
        <h1 class="title">WKND<span class="title--inverse">_</span></h1>

    Note this displays "hard-coded" content at this time, so this Angular component does not require any adjustments to the default generated header.component.ts.

  3. Populate header.component.scss with the following to add some styles to the component:


    @import "~src/styles/shared";
    .header {
      background-color: $color-primary;
      height: $header-height;
      position: fixed;
      top: 0;
      width: 100%;
      z-index: 99;
      @include media(tablet, desktop) {
        height: $header-height-big;
      .wrapper {
        @include content-area();
        display: flex;
        justify-content: space-between;
      .link {
          text-decoration: none;
          color: $color-black;
          &:active {
          text-decoration: none;
          color: $color-black;
      .title {
        float: left;
        font-family: 'Helvetica', sans-serif;
        font-size: 20px;
        padding-left: $gutter-padding;
        @include media(tablet, desktop) {
          font-size: 24px;
        &--inverse {
          color: $color-white;
  4. Add the Angular Header component directly above the <router-outlet> tag in wknd-events/angular-app/src/app.component.html. This will effectively keep the header constant in the display across all Angular routes.


Review the Header component

After creating and adding the Angular Header component, the Angular application should have the yellow header running along the top of the Angular application.


Update the Image component

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Next we'll update the Image component to include an optional caption, which should be driven from the Image component's Title.


Inspecting the angular.model.json (either the mock or directly generated by AEM) we can see the title property that drives the caption.

  1. Edit and add the following JavaScript to aem-guides-wknd-events/angular-app/src/app/components/image/image.component.ts.

    import {Component, Input, OnInit} from '@angular/core';
    import {MapTo} from '@adobe/cq-angular-editable-components';
      selector: 'app-image',
      templateUrl: './image.component.html',
      styleUrls: ['./image.component.scss']
    export class ImageComponent implements OnInit {
      @Input() src: string;
      @Input() link: string;
      @Input() alt: string;
      @Input() title: string;
      @Input() displayPopupTitle: string;
      constructor() { }
      get hasImage() {
        return this.src && this.src.trim().length > 0;
      get imageTitle() {
        return this.displayPopupTitle ? this.title : '';
      get imageCaption() {
        return this.title;
      ngOnInit() { }
    const ImageEditConfig = {
      emptyLabel: 'Image',
      isEmpty: function(componentData) {
        return !componentData || !componentData.src || componentData.src.trim().length < 1;
    MapTo('wknd-events/components/content/image')(ImageComponent, ImageEditConfig);

    Line 27-29 defines a getter that returns the authored displayPopupTitle field as the caption. 

  2. Edit and update the following HTML to aem-guides-wknd-events/angular-app/src/app/components/image/image.component.html.

    <ng-container *ngIf="hasImage">
      <img class="image" [src]="src" [alt]="alt" [title]="imageTitle"/>
      <span class="caption" *ngIf="imageCaption">{{imageCaption}}</span>

    Line 3 is added to conditionally display a <span> tag that renders the Image caption.

  3. Populate image.component.scss with the following to add some styles to the component:

    @import '~src/styles/shared';
    :host-context {
      display: block;
      @include component-padding();
    .image {
      border: 0;
      margin: 2rem 0;
      padding: 0;
      vertical-align: baseline; 
      width: 100%;
    .caption {
      background-color: $color-black;
      color: $color-white;
      height: 3em;
      padding: 20px 10px;
      position: relative;
      top: -50px;
      @include drop-shadow();
      @include media(tablet) {
          padding: 25px 15px;
      @include media(desktop) {
          padding: 30px 20px;

    Line 6 adds the component padding, as defined in the _mixins.scss to the component.

    Lines 16-32 define the styles to display the caption.

  4. Viewing the Angular app on the local dev wb server the new styles as well as the caption, derived from the image JSON's title property is displayed.

    Angular Image component

Update the Text component

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Next we will make some small modifications to the Text component to promote consistency across all of the mapped components.

  1. Edit and update the following HTML to wknd-events/angular-app/src/app/components/text/text.component.scss.

    @import "~src/styles/shared";
    :host-context {
      display: block;
      @include component-padding();

    Line 6 adds the component padding, as defined in the _mixins.scss to the component.

    Angular Text component

Next steps

Next part in the tutorial: 

View the solution for Chapter 6 on GitHub.