Angular2 Router Basics

In the learning curve of Angular2 router features, I ran into a bug that left my head scratching. Trying to render a routerLink would not create the necessary href url. As in:

<a  routerLink=”app/people-search” routerLinkActive=”active”><i class=”fa fa-search fa-fw” aria-hidden=”true”></i>People Search</a>

would render to:

<a _ngcontent-rxo-12=”” routerlink=”app/people-search” routerlinkactive=”active”><i _ngcontent-rxo-12=”” aria-hidden=”true” class=”fa fa-search fa-fw”></i>People Search</a>

As you can see, no href rendered, just the routerLink and routerLinkActive directives rendering as all lowercase attributes. Weird.

Well not so if I had actually picked up this line from the documentation:

RouterLink, RouterLinkActive and RouterOutlet are directives provided by the Angular RouterModulepackage. They are readily available for us to use in our template.

Duh.

I added the

import { RouterModule } from ‘@angular/router’;

statement to my module definition file and I was back in business.

Basics.

Published by Abou Kone

I am a front end architect with 10+ years of experience in web development. The best part of the process for me is converting ideas into code and solving the technical problems that come along. Alongside providing technical leadership and architectural support to projects spanning multiple industries, I am also experienced in leading discussions with designers, developers, and business stakeholders helping to guide teams in turning complex business workflows or data into easy-to-use web and mobile interfaces. I believe in delivering high quality products and am constantly looking into improving the process and tools use to achieve this goal.

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