Adding a Route


Adding a Route

Alright, now let's add another route to our app. We'll call it 'foo'. We can easily do this with the yo angular-fullstack:route subgenerator command:

$ yo angular-fullstack:route foo
? What module name would you like to use? (
? What module name would you like to use?
? Where would you like to create this route? (client/app/)
? Where would you like to create this route? client/app/
? What will the url of your route be? (/foo)
? What will the url of your route be? /foo
create client\app\foo\foo.component.js
create client\app\foo\foo.component.spec.js
create client\app\foo\foo.html
create client\app\foo\foo.scss

In the parent of this component, you should now import this component and add it as a dependency:

    import FooComponent from './foo/foo.component';
    export angular.module('myParentModule', [FooComponent]);

We give it our route name ('foo'), and a few more details: the name of the Angular module to create (''), which folder to put the route under ('client/app/foo/'), and the URL of the route ('localhost:3000/foo').

This will create an Angular component with an Angular module (foo.component.js), a template file (foo.html), a CSS file (foo.scss), a unit test file (foo.component.spec.js), and a routing file (foo.routes.js).

Since we're using Webpack, We'll need to import our component somewhere. Since this is a generic app route (and for simplicity), we'll import it in app.js, under our root Angular module, like so:


import FooModule from './foo/foo.component';
angular.module('aftestApp', [

  .ready(() => {
    angular.bootstrap(document, ['aftestApp'], {
      strictDi: true

Now that we've imported our new Angular module and added it to the dependency list of our root Angular module, we should be able to navigate to http://localhost:3000/foo and see our new route:

It's not a very impressive page right now, but it works.

Now, our user's aren't going to know to go to the /foo route. Let's add a navbar entry for it.


import angular from 'angular';

export class NavbarComponent {
  menu = [{
    title: 'Home',
    state: 'main'
  }, {
    title: 'Foo',
    state: 'foo'
  isCollapsed = true;

  constructor(Auth) {
    this.isLoggedIn = Auth.isLoggedInSync;
    this.isAdmin = Auth.isAdminSync;
    this.getCurrentUser = Auth.getCurrentUserSync;

export default angular.module('directives.navbar', [])
  .component('navbar', {
    template: require('./navbar.html'),
    controller: NavbarComponent

Easy enough. Now we should see our entry for 'Foo' in our navbar. It should also be highlighted if you're still on the '/foo' route.

You can read about all the other subgenerators that are available in the Generators section of the docs.

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