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DOM in Angular SSR with Domino package.

DOM in Angular SSR with Domino package.

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Dany Paredes
·Sep 13, 2020·

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If you are using angular need to access DOM with SSR, then use domino package.

Domino provide support for the DOM API and also CSS for querySelector(), querySelectorAll(), and matches().

Install domino from your terminal.

npm install domino --save

Add angular universal in your app.

ng add @nguniversal/express-engine

Edit the server.ts file and add the following lines. For configuring it create a "document" object and "window" as global.

const domino = require('domino');
const fs = require('fs');
const path = require('path');

// Use the browser index.html as template for the mock window
const template = fs
  .readFileSync(path.join(join(process.cwd(), 'dist/yourprojectname/browser'), 'index.html'))

// Shim for the global window and document objects.
const window = domino.createWindow(template);
global['window'] = window;
global['document'] = window.document;

If you to copy and paste, please change the project name.

Keep in mind that change for server-side render the build command is built:ssr and needs to publish the browser directory.

npm run build:ssr

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