Getting Started

Ant Design of Angular is dedicated to providing a good development experience for programmers.

The prerequisite of Ant Design Angular is a solid background knowledge of Angular and JavaScript ES2015.


The following StackBlitz link demonstrates a basic use case, and it is recommended to fork this demo as a baseline while doing Bug Report. However, please do not use this demo as a scaffold in a real production environment.

First Local Development#

There are several engineering requirements during development, including compiling, debugging, proxying, and packaging codes in TypeScript. We strongly encourage you to develop your project with the help of Angular official CLI @angular/cli. To be concise, a simple example is demonstrated below.


Read the documentation of Angular to explore more features.

$ npm install -g @angular/cli
# Or if you use yarn
$ yarn global add @angular/cli

Create a New Project#

The following command allows @angular/cli to create a folder called PROJECT-NAME under the current directory, with necessary dependencies.


@angular/cli will run npm install or yarn after a project is created. You can run npm install or yarn by yourself if it fails.

Install ng-zorro-antd#

After changing the directory to the newly created project, you can automatically run the following commands to initialize the project's configuration, including importing i18n files and stylesheets and loading initial modules.

$ ng add ng-zorro-antd

ng-zorro-antd supports initializing configuration with schematics, more information is available in the schematics section.

Development & Debugging#

Your project is now ready to run. After running the following command, a welcome page will be displayed in your browser.

$ ng serve --port 0 --open

Building & Deployment#

$ ng build --prod

Project files are built and generated in the dist directory by default.

Customized Build#

You may use any existing scaffold tools in the Angular ecosystem in order to customize the building process. Please refer to configure section if you encounter any issues.

Install ng-zorro-antd#

$ npm install ng-zorro-antd --save
# Or if you use yarn
$ yarn add ng-zorro-antd

Import Styles#

Use all component styles#

This configuration contains all the styles of our components' library. If you want to use only certain components' styles, please refer to Use only certain component styles section.

Import the pre-built stylesheet in angular.json

  "styles": [

Import the pre-built stylesheet in style.css

@import "~ng-zorro-antd/ng-zorro-antd.min.css";

Import the less stylesheet in style.less

@import "~ng-zorro-antd/ng-zorro-antd.less";

Use only certain component styles#

Please note that importing CSS files of several components may result in code redundancy due to the dependency relationships among some components' styles.

It is necessary to import base styles (common to all components) before using certain components' styles.

Import the pre-build styles in style.css

@import "~ng-zorro-antd/style/index.min.css"; /* Import base styles */
@import "~ng-zorro-antd/button/style/index.min.css";  /* Import one component's styles */

Import the less styles in style.less

@import "~ng-zorro-antd/style/entry.less"; /* Import base styles */
@import "~ng-zorro-antd/button/style/entry.less";  /* Import one component's styles */

Import component module#

Finally, you need to import the component modules that you want to use into the app.module.ts file and feature modules.

Taking the following NzButtonModule module as an example, first import the component module:

import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { NzButtonModule } from 'ng-zorro-antd/button';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';

  declarations: [
  imports: [
export class AppModule {}

Then use the component inside the template:

<button nz-button nzType="primary">Primary</button>


  • ng-zorro-antd already contains @angular/cdk/overlay-prebuilt.css overlay style, no additional import is required.