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Angular plays nice with custom elements, so you can use Shoelace in your Angular apps with ease.


Download the npm package

To add Shoelace to your Angular app, install the package from npm.

npm install @shoelace-style/shoelace

Update the Angular Configuration

Next, include a theme. In this example, we’ll import the light theme.

Its also important to load the components by using a <script> tag into the index.html file. However, the Angular way to do it is by adding a script configurations into your angular.json file as follows:

"architect": {
  "build": {
    "options": {
      "styles": [
      "scripts": [

Setting up the base path

Next, set the base path for icons and other assets in the main.ts. In this example, we’ll use the CDN as a base path.

import { setBasePath } from '@shoelace-style/shoelace/dist/utilities/base-path';



Then make sure to apply the custom elements schema as shown below.

import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { NgModule, CUSTOM_ELEMENTS_SCHEMA } from '@angular/core';

import { AppComponent } from './app.component';

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

Reference Shoelace components in your Angular component code

import { SlDrawer } from '@shoelace-style/shoelace';

  selector: 'app-drawer-example',
  template: '<div id="page"><button (click)="showDrawer()">Show drawer</button><sl-drawer #drawer label="Drawer" class="drawer-focus" style="--size: 50vw"><p>Drawer content</p></sl-drawer></div>'
export class DrawerExampleComponent implements OnInit {

  // use @ViewChild to get a reference to the #drawer element within component template
  drawer?: ElementRef<SlDrawer>;


  constructor(...) {

  ngOnInit() {


  showDrawer() {
    // use nativeElement to access Shoelace components

Now you can start using Shoelace components in your app!