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How to add background-image using ngStyle with Angular and TypeScript?

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In Angular, you can use the ngStyle directive to apply dynamic styles to an element.

To add a background image using ngStyle, you’ll need to bind a style property to an expression in your component’s TypeScript code.

In your component’s TypeScript file (e.g., app.component.ts), define a variable to hold the background image URL:

import { Component } from '@angular/core';

  selector: 'app-root',
  templateUrl: './app.component.html',
  styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
export class AppComponent {
  backgroundImageUrl = 'url_to_your_image.jpg';

In your component’s HTML file (e.g., app.component.html), use the ngStyle directive to apply the background image dynamically:

<div [ngStyle]="{'background-image': 'url(' + backgroundImageUrl + ')'}">
  <!-- Your content here -->

This code binds the background-image style property to the backgroundImageUrl variable defined in the component class.

Make sure to replace 'url_to_your_image.jpg' with the actual URL or path of your background image.

Alternatively, if you want to specify the background image URL directly in the template without using a component variable, you can do it like this:

<div [ngStyle]="{'background-image': 'url(\'path/to/your/image.jpg\')'}">
  <!-- Your content here -->

Remember to escape the single quotes within the URL string using backslashes (\') if the URL is specified directly in the template.

By John Au-Yeung

Web developer specializing in React, Vue, and front end development.

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