This section shows the walkthrough to use the Beagle libraty in an Angular project.


After you finish the installation, you need to configure the Angular project to use Beagle. To do this, just follow the steps:

Step 1: Automatic configuration

Run one of the commands below to generate the files that will be used by the Beagle library. You can run the command according to your package manager

yarn beagle init
npx beagle init

After this Beagle will return a question:

  • Would you like to use yarn or npm?

Then you should choose the option that you will use as a manager. In our example, we have used yarn, then type yarn and press enter.

At the end of this process, two new files will be generated in your project:

  • beagle-components.module.ts
  • beagle.module.ts.

Open the app.module.ts file and then import the Beagle module that has just been generated import {Beagle} from './beagle.module'; and add it within imports:

import {Beagle} from './beagle.module';

  declarations: [
  imports: [
  providers: [],
  bootstrap: [AppComponent]
export class AppModule { }

Step 2: Creating the layout definition JSON

Now, you need to create a JSON file that will define the components that will be rendered.

For a better experience you could create your JSON outputsthrough a BFF. You will find how to configure a BFF here. This example uses a JSON that is available in the URL

    "_beagleComponent_": "beagle:container",
    "children": [
            "text":"Hello Beagle"
                  "type": "REAL"
            "text":"Beagle is a cross-platform framework which provides usage of the server Driven UI concept,natively in iOS, Android and Web applications. By using Beagle, your team could easily change application's layout and data by just changing backend code"

After creating your JSON, open the file beagle.module.ts generated in the previous step, and enter the remote JSON path as in the baseUrl

import { BeagleModule } from '@zup-it/beagle-angular'
// import all the components you wish to use with Beagle.

  baseUrl: '',
  module: {
    path: './beagle-components.module',
    name: 'BeagleComponentsModule',
  components: {
    // Associate every beagle component to your angular component.
export class Beagle {}

And that is it. The configuration is finished and now we will learn how to render the components mapped in a JSON.

Step 3: Using beagle-remote-view

After JSON is created, you need to specify, within the application, the location where the components will be rendered. To perform this action, the Beagle library provides the component <beagle-remote-view>.

Open the file app.component.html and replace all content with the following code, in the route add the path relative to the remote JSON: / welcome.

<beagle-remote-view route="/welcome"></beagle-remote-view>

route in the code above, tells which route will be loaded. The URL specified here is relative to the baseUrl declared in the configuration.


Testing your application

To test our configuration, you must start yout application running one of the commands below.

If you use npm, run:

npm run serve

If you use yarn, run:

yarn serve

After finishing the command, access the application at: http://localhost: 4200 You should see the following screen:

Last modified March 12, 2021: Update (#394) (d0330ce2)