How To Install Jquery In Angular

jQuery is a JavaScript library that simplifies HTML document traversal and manipulation, event handling, and animation. Although Angular is a powerful and complete framework, sometimes you may need to use jQuery to achieve certain tasks that are not as simple in Angular. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of installing jQuery in your Angular project.

Step 1: Install jQuery

First, you’ll need to install jQuery in your project. To do this, open your terminal (or command prompt) and navigate to your project directory. Then, run the following command:

npm install jquery –save

This command will install the latest version of jQuery and save it as a dependency in your package.json file.

Step 2: Add the jQuery Script to Your Project

Next, you need to add the jQuery script to your Angular project. To do this, open the angular.json file in your project’s root directory and locate the “scripts” section inside the “architect” -> “build” section. Add the path to the installed jQuery file as shown below:

"scripts": [

Save the changes and close the file.

Step 3: Use jQuery in Your Angular Components

Now that jQuery is installed and added to your project, you can use it inside your Angular components. To do this, first, import jQuery at the top of your component’s TypeScript file like this:

import * as $ from 'jquery';

Now you can use jQuery in your component the same way you would in a regular JavaScript or jQuery script. For example, to change the text of an element with the ID “my-element” when a button is clicked, you would add the following code inside your component:

onButtonClick() {
    $('#my-element').text('Text changed by jQuery');

That’s it! Now you know how to install jQuery in your Angular project and use it in your components. Remember, however, that Angular is a powerful framework, and jQuery should be used sparingly. Always consider using Angular’s built-in features before resorting to jQuery.