Using Typetron with Angular

Typetron is a batteries-included framework, meaning that it provides tools to not only create backend app but also help you develop and link the backend with your frontend as easy as possible. In this section we will create a blank app that uses Typetron on the backend and Angular on the frontend.

These two apps will share source code between them, things like Models, used to typehint the backend responses and Forms, used to typehint and build forms with their validation.

In order to get started with Typetron and Angular make sure you have the necessary prerequisites on your machine:

Once you have all these installed, we can start creating our full-stack project. First, create a new Typetron project:

$ typetron new MyProject
$ cd MyProject

Once you’ve created that, create a new Angular project inside MyProject:

$ ng new frontend

We now have both Typetron and Angular app inside the MyProject directory. This is a typical file structure:

+-- MyProject
|   +-- config
|   +-- Controllers
|   +-- Entities
|   +-- Forms
|   +-- frontend <-- This is the Angular app
|      -- (Angular files and folders)
|   +-- migrations
|   +-- Models
|   +-- node_modules
|   +-- Providers
|   +-- public
|   +-- Services
|   +-- test

The only thing we need to do is to link them. Why do we want to link them? Because we want to use Models and Forms from within the Typetron app inside the Angular app. To do so, we need to add a few packages to the Angular app:

  1. Activate the CORS middleware inside Typetron in the config/app.ts config file:
     import { AppConfig } from '@Typetron/Framework'
     import { CorsMiddleware } from '@Typetron/Framework/Middleware'
     export default new AppConfig({
         // ...
         middleware: [
         providers: [
             // ...
  2. Set Typescript path aliases in your tsconfig.json in your Angular app. This will tell Angular where to find our Forms, Models and the Typetron framework internals. Don’t worry. Angular won’t import the entire Typetron framework in your Angular app. Angular will pick only what’s necessary from it:
         "compilerOptions": {
             "other configs": "...",
             "baseUrl": "./",
             "paths": {
                 "@Typetron/*": [
                 "@Data/Models/*": [
                 "@Data/Forms/*": [
  3. Inside src/main.ts add the reflect-metadata package. This package is used internally by Typetron to get information from decorators in our Models and Forms:
     import 'reflect-metadata'
     import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core'
     // ...

    From this point we can start using Models in our Angular app. This way we don’t have to write interfaces for responses we get from the backend side. For example, we can type-hint the http response:

     import {Component, OnInit} from '@angular/core'
     import {User} from '@Data/Models/User'
     import {HttpClient} from '@angular/common/http'
         selector: 'app-root',
         templateUrl: './app.component.html',
         styleUrls: ['./app.component.scss']
     export class AppComponent implements OnInit {
         users: User[] = []
         constructor(private http: HttpClient) {}
         async ngOnInit(): Promise<void> {
             this.users = await this.http.get<User[]>('http://localhost:8000/users').toPromise()
  4. (Optional ) If you want to automatically build Angular forms from Typetron forms, install the @typetron/angular package in your Angular app. This will help you transform Typetron Forms in Angular forms, so you don’t have to write the same form with the same validation as on the backend side of things.
    $ npm install @typetron/angular

    You can use this package as follows:

     import { Component } from '@angular/core'
     import { RegisterForm } from '@Data/Forms/RegisterForm'
     import { FormBuilder } from '@typetron/angular'
         selector: 'app-my-component',
         templateUrl: './my-component.component.html',
         styleUrls: ['./my-component.component.scss']
     export class TypetronFormBuilderComponent {
         registerForm =

With this configuration you are now ready to take advantage of the entire power of Typetron.

Check the tutorials and documentation pages for more insights on Typetron.