Angular Material - Environment Setup


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How to Use Angular Material?

There are two ways to use Angular Material −

  • Local Installation − You can download the Angular Material libraries using npm, jspm, or bower on your local machine and include it in your HTML code.

  • CDN Based Version − You can include the angular-material.min.css and angular-material js files into your HTML code directly from the Content Delivery Network (CDN).

Local Installation

Befor we use the following npm command, we require the NodeJS installation on our system. To get information about node JS, click here and open the NodeJS command line interface. We will use the following command to install Angular Material libraries.

npm install angular-material

The above command will generate the following output −

angular-animate@1.5.2 node_modules\angular-animate

angular-aria@1.5.2 node_modules\angular-aria

angular-messages@1.5.2 node_modules\angular-messages

angular@1.5.2 node_modules\angular

angular-material@1.0.6 node_modules\angular-material

npm will download the files under node_modules > angular-material folder. Include the files as explained in the following example −

Example

Now you can include the css and js file in your HTML file as follows −

Live Demo
<html lang = "en">
   <head>
      <link rel = "stylesheet"
         href = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angular_material/1.0.0/angular-material.min.css">
      <script src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.4.8/angular.min.js"></script>
      <script src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.4.8/angular-animate.min.js"></script>
      <script src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.4.8/angular-aria.min.js"></script>
      <script src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.4.8/angular-messages.min.js"></script>
      <script src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angular_material/1.0.0/angular-material.min.js"></script>
      
      <script type = "text/javascript">    
         angular.module('firstApplication', ['ngMaterial']);
      </script>
   </head>
   
   <body ng-app = "firstApplication" ng-cloak>
      <md-toolbar class = "md-warn">
         <div class = "md-toolbar-tools">
            <h2 class = "md-flex">HTML 5</h2>
         </div>
      </md-toolbar>
      
      <md-content flex layout-padding>
         <p>HTML5 is the next major revision of the HTML standard superseding HTML
         4.01, XHTML 1.0, and XHTML 1.1. HTML5 is a standard for structuring and
         presenting content on the World Wide Web.</p>
         
         <p>HTML5 is a cooperation between the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and
         the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG).</p>
         
         <p>The new standard incorporates features like video playback and drag-and-drop
         that have been previously dependent on third-party browser plug-ins such as
         Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, and Google Gears.</p>
      </md-content>
   </body>
</html>

The above program will generate the following result −

CDN Based Version

You can include the angular-material.css and angular-material.js files into your HTML code directly from the Content Delivery Network (CDN). Google CDN provides content for the latest version.

We are using the Google CDN version of the library throughout this tutorial.

Example

Now let us rewrite the above example using angular-material.min.css and angular-material.min.js from Google CDN.

Live Demo
<html lang = "en" >
   <head>
      <link rel = "stylesheet"
         href = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angular_material/1.0.0/angular-material.min.css">
      <script src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.4.8/angular.min.js"></script>
      <script src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.4.8/angular-animate.min.js"></script>
      <script src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.4.8/angular-aria.min.js"></script>
      <script src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.4.8/angular-messages.min.js"></script>
      <script src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angular_material/1.0.0/angular-material.min.js"></script>

      <script type = "text/javascript">    
         angular.module('firstApplication', ['ngMaterial']);
      </script>
   </head>
   
   <body ng-app = "firstApplication" ng-cloak>
      <md-toolbar class = "md-warn">
         <div class = "md-toolbar-tools">
            <h2 class = "md-flex">HTML 5</h2>
         </div>
      </md-toolbar>
      
      <md-content flex layout-padding>
         <p>HTML5 is the next major revision of the HTML standard superseding HTML 4.01,
         XHTML 1.0, and XHTML 1.1. HTML5 is a standard for structuring and presenting 
         content on the World Wide Web.</p>

         <p>HTML5 is a cooperation between the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Web
         ypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG).</p>
         
         <p>The new standard incorporates features like video playback and drag-and-drop
         that have been previously dependent on third-party browser plug-ins such as Adobe
         Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, and Google Gears.</p>
      </md-content>
   </body>
</html>

The above program will generate the following result −



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