SweetAlert2 integration for Angular: SweetAlert2 is a package that offers beautiful pop modals for success, warning and failure messages.

In this post, I am going to share the installation guide adapted from its official documentation followed by an example usage in real-time application.

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Install sweetalert2 in angular

  1. Install ngx-sweetalert2 and sweetalert2 via the npm registry:
npm install sweetalert2 @sweetalert2/ngx-sweetalert2
Code language: CSS (css)

Always upgrade SweetAlert2 when you upgrade ngx-sweetalert2. The latter is statically linked with SweetAlert2’s type definitions.

  1. Import the module:
import { SweetAlert2Module } from '@sweetalert2/ngx-sweetalert2'; @NgModule({ //=> Basic usage (forRoot can also take options, see the wiki) imports: [SweetAlert2Module.forRoot()], //=> In submodules only: imports: [SweetAlert2Module], //=> In submodules only, overriding options from your root module: imports: [SweetAlert2Module.forChild({ /* options */ })] }) export class AppModule { }
Code language: JavaScript (javascript)

That’s it! By default, SweetAlert2 will be lazy-loaded, only when needed, from your local dependency of sweetalert2, using the import() syntax under the hood.

API

SwalDirective

Add the [swal] attribute to an element to show a simple modal when that element is clicked.

To define the modal contents, you can pass a SweetAlertOptions (provided by sweetalert2) object, or a simple array of strings, of format [title: string, text: string (, icon: string)].

A simple dialog:

<button [swal]="['Oops!', 'This is not implemented yet :/', 'warning']"> Do it! </button>
Code language: HTML, XML (xml)

More advanced, with text input, confirmation, denial, and dismissal handling:

<button [swal]="{ title: 'Save file as...', input: 'text', showDenyButton: true, denyButtonText: 'Don\'t save', showCancelButton: true }" (confirm)="saveFile($event)" (deny)="handleDenial()" (dismiss)="handleDismiss($event)"> Save </button>
Code language: HTML, XML (xml)
export class MyComponent { public saveFile(fileName: string): void { // ... save file } public handleDenial(): void { // ... don't save file and quit } public handleDismiss(dismissMethod: string): void { // dismissMethod can be 'cancel', 'overlay', 'close', and 'timer' // ... do something } }
Code language: JavaScript (javascript)

The directive can also take a reference to a <swal> component for more advanced use cases:

<button [swal]="deleteSwal" (confirm)="deleteFile(file)"> Delete {{ file.name }} </button> <swal #deleteSwal title="Delete {{ file.name }}?" etc></swal>
Code language: HTML, XML (xml)

SwalComponent

The library also provides a component, that can be useful for advanced use cases, or when you [swal] has too many options.

The component also allows you to use Angular dynamic templates inside the SweetAlert (see the *swalPortal directive for that).

Angular Sweetalert example

<swal #deleteSwal title="Delete {{ file.name }}?" text="This cannot be undone" icon="question" [showCancelButton]="true" [focusCancel]="true" (confirm)="deleteFile(file)"> </swal> With [swal]: <button [swal]="deleteSwal">Delete {{ file.name }}</button> Or DIY: <button (click)="deleteSwal.fire()">Delete {{ file.name }}</button>
Code language: HTML, XML (xml)

You can access the dialog from your TypeScript code-behind like this:

class MyComponent { @ViewChild('deleteSwal') public readonly deleteSwal!: SwalComponent; }
Code language: PHP (php)

You can pass native SweetAlert2 options via the swalOptions input, just in the case you need that:

<swal [swalOptions]="{ confirmButtonText: 'I understand' }"></swal>
Code language: HTML, XML (xml)

By the way: every “special” option, like swalOptions, that are not native options from SweetAlert2, are prefixed with swal.

You can catch other modal lifecycle events than (confirm), (deny) or (cancel):

<swal (willOpen)="swalWillOpen($event)" (didOpen)="swalDidOpen($event)" (didRender)="swalDidRender($event)" (willClose)="swalWillClose($event)" (didClose)="swalDidClose()" (didDestroy)="swalDidDestroy()"> </swal>
Code language: HTML, XML (xml)
export class MyComponent { public swalWillOpen(event: WillOpenEvent): void { // Most events (those using $event in the example above) will let you access the modal native DOM node, like this: console.log(event.modalElement); } }
Code language: JavaScript (javascript)

SwalPortalDirective

The *swalPortal structural directive lets you use Angular dynamic templates inside SweetAlerts.

The name “portal” is inspired by React or Angular CDK portals. The directive will replace certain parts of the modal (aka. swal targets) with embedded Angular views.

This allows you to have data binding, change detection, and use every feature of the Angular template syntax you want, just like if the SweetAlert was a normal Angular component (it’s not at all).

<swal title="SweetAlert2 Timer"> <div *swalPortal class="alert alert-info"> <strong>{{ elapsedSeconds }}</strong> seconds elapsed since the modal was opened. </div> </swal>
Code language: HTML, XML (xml)

Using structural directives allows us to take your content as a template, instantiate it lazily when needed (i.e. when the modal is shown), and putting it in a native DOM element that is originally outside the scope of your Angular app.

In this example, we set the main content of the modal, where the property is usually rendered when SweetAlert2 is in charge. You can also target the title, the footer, or even the confirm button, and more!

You just have to change the target of the portal (content is the default target). First, inject this little service into your component:

import { SwalPortalTargets } from '@sweetalert2/ngx-sweetalert2'; export class MyComponent { public constructor(public readonly swalTargets: SwalPortalTargets) { } }
Code language: JavaScript (javascript)

Then, set the appropriate target as the value of *swalPortal, here using two portals, the first one targeting the modal’s content (this is the default), and the other one targeting the confirm button text.

<swal title="Fill the form, rapidly" (confirm)="sendForm(myForm.value)"> <!-- This form will be displayed as the alert main content Targets the alert's main content zone by default --> <form *swalPortal [formControl]="myForm"> ... </form> <!-- This targets the confirm button's inner content Notice the usage of ng-container to avoid creating an useless DOM element inside the button --> <ng-container *swalPortal="swalTargets.confirmButton"> Send ({{ secondsLeft }} seconds left) </ng-container> </swal>
Code language: HTML, XML (xml)

We have the following targets: closeButtontitlecontentactionsconfirmButtoncancelButton, and footer.

These targets are mostly provided by SweetAlert2 and made available in the right format for swal portals by this library, but you can also make your own if you need to (take inspiration from the original service source). Those are just variables containing a function that returns a modal DOM element, not magic. The magic is inside the directive 😉

Angular Sweetalert working example

save(){ Swal.fire({ title: 'Are you sure?', text: 'This process cannot be undone!', icon: 'warning', showCancelButton: true, confirmButtonText: 'Yes, save it!', cancelButtonText: 'No' }).then((result) => { if (result.isConfirmed) { this.globalService.postRequest('/user/save', this.userList) .subscribe(data => { if (data.status === 1) { this.toastr.success(data.text); this.submitted = false; } else { this.toastr.warning(data.text); } }); } else if (result.dismiss === Swal.DismissReason.cancel) { Swal.fire( 'Cancelled', 'You canceled saving the user list :)', 'error' ) } }); }
Code language: JavaScript (javascript)

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