user3758236 user3758236 - 1 year ago 813
AngularJS Question

Wrap gridstack.js into Angular 2 component

I have some Angular 1 experience, but we have a need to use gridstack.js in an Angular 2 project.

We are familiar with the gridstack-angular project, but that project is in Angular 1. I think the biggest thing I am having trouble with is the Angular 2 concepts.

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer Source


Okay for begginers the Angular 2 Quickstart is the best.

Then that continues and moves into the Tour of Heroes. Which is also a fantastic tutorial.


For the tutorials, and quite frankly building ANY Angular 2 app, I would highly recommend using Angular-Cli. It makes building Angular 2 apps a breeze

Just take a look at the Angular-Cli's Table of Contents to see what it can do

Also stackoverflow has a pretty good Documentation write up on how to get started with Angular-Cli



<div class="grid-stack">
    <div class="grid-stack-item"
        data-gs-x="0" data-gs-y="0"
        data-gs-width="4" data-gs-height="2">
            <div class="grid-stack-item-content"></div>
    <div class="grid-stack-item"
        data-gs-x="4" data-gs-y="0"
        data-gs-width="4" data-gs-height="4">
            <div class="grid-stack-item-content"></div>

my-grid-stack.component.ts (How to get JQuery in Angular 2)

import { Component, OnInit } from '@angular/core';
declare var $: any; // JQuery

  selector: 'app-my-gridstack',
  templateUrl: './app/my-grid-stack/my-grid-stack.component.html',
  styleUrls: ['./app/my-grid-stack/my-grid-stack.component.css']
export class MyGridStackComponent implements OnInit {

  constructor() { }

  ngOnInit() {
      var options = {
          cell_height: 80,
          vertical_margin: 10


Then I would put the gridstack.js file in the src/assets/libs/gridstack folder.

Then don't forget to import in your index.html

<script src="assets/libs/gridstack/gridstack.js"></script>
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