In this video, I show you how to create an Angular application, we compare the Angular file structure to a WPF app file structure, and we see how we can run our Angular app in the browser.

Creating a new Angular app is as easy as opening a new command window and typing `ng new app-name`.

Next, to open your new app in VS Code, change directories by typing `cd app-name`.

Now open your app with Visual Studio code by typing `code .`

There are a ton of files in an Angular app and here is what some of them do:

  • e2e – end to end test (not unit tests)
  • node modules – (think references)
  • src – application source
    • app: contains all modules and components. It’s where the app code goes
    • assets: contains images
    • environments: build environments (dev, prod)
    • favicon: the icon for your website
    • index.html: first file and only page of the app
    • karma config: javascript test runner (unit tests)
    • main.ts: bootstrapper, entry point into app
    • style sheet: think application resource dictionary
    • tsconfig files: one for compiling typescript code files and the other for test specifications
  • editorconfig: standard setting for editor
  • gitignore: which files to ignore when checking into git
  • angular.json: cli configuration file, configures how cli generates code and works with files.
  • package.json 
    • dependencies (think packages.config)
    • developer dependencies
    • scripts (start : ng serve -o)
  • tslint – linter that checks code against code style rules and notifies us if rules are broken.

Lastly, to run your Angular application in the Browser, simply type `ng serve` or `npm start` with -o option.

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