Tuesday 13 February 2024

Where to store static files in Angular project ? 007

 Where to store static files in Angular project ?

There are two main options for storing static files in an Angular project:

1. assets folder:

  • This is the default and recommended location for most static files in Angular projects.

  • Files placed here are copied directly into the dist folder during the build process and remain accessible from the same relative path in your production environment.

  • Use this for:

  • Images (assets/images/)

  • Fonts (assets/fonts/)

  • SVGs (assets/svg/)

  • Custom icons (assets/icons/)

  • Other static files needed in your application

2. Project Root:

  • You can manually place static files directly in the project root directory alongside your src and node_modules folders.

  • During the build process, these files are also copied to the dist folder, but with a different destination: directly into the root of the distribution folder.

  • Use this for:

  • Large files like video assets or non-critical static content

  • Files that need to be accessed directly from the root URL (e.g., favicon.ico)

Things to Remember:

  • Files directly in the project root may have different relative paths when served from production servers, so adjust your references accordingly.

  • For better organization and maintainability, it's generally recommended to use the assets folder whenever possible.

  • If you need to dynamically access static files (e.g., based on user data), you'll need to implement logic to construct the file path accordingly.

Additional Notes:

  • For advanced use cases, you can also configure custom paths for static files using the angular.json configuration file.

  • Some libraries or tools might have specific recommendations for where to store their related static files. Always refer to their documentation for guidance.

I hope this comprehensive explanation helps you decide where to store static files in your Angular project!

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