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Creating routes and route parameters

Angular’s routing capabilities are pivotal in creating dynamic single-page applications (SPAs) with multiple views. Understanding and harnessing routes and route parameters can significantly enhance the functionality and user experience of your Angular applications.

Exploring Angular Routes:

1. Setting Up Routes: To begin, configure routes in your Angular application. This is typically done in the app-routing.module.ts file using the RouterModule from @angular/router.

2. Defining Routes: Define routes within the Routes array, mapping URLs to their corresponding components. For instance:

const routes: Routes = [
{ path: 'home', component: HomeComponent },
{ path: 'about', component: AboutComponent },
// Additional routes...
];

3. Route Outlet: Incorporate <router-outlet></router-outlet> in your main component’s template (app.component.html) to render the component linked to the current route.

Understanding Route Parameters

1. Using Route Parameters: Route parameters enable passing dynamic values within the URL to fetch specific content or perform actions. Parameters are denoted in routes using a colon followed by the parameter name.

{ path: 'product/:id', component: ProductDetailComponent }

2. Accessing Route Parameters: In the corresponding component, utilize ActivatedRoute from @angular/router to access and extract route parameters. For instance:

import { ActivatedRoute } from '@angular/router';

// Inside the component class
constructor(private route: ActivatedRoute) {
this.route.params.subscribe(params => {
const id = params['id']; // Access the 'id' parameter value
// Perform actions using the parameter value
});
}

3. Navigating with Parameters: To navigate to a route with parameters programmatically, use Router from @angular/router. For example:

import { Router } from '@angular/router';

// Inside a component or service
constructor(private router: Router) {
// Navigating to a route with a parameter
this.router.navigate(['/product', productId]);
}

SEO Considerations:

Utilizing routes and route parameters effectively contributes to SEO by providing search engine crawlers with specific, indexable URLs, enhancing visibility and indexing of your application’s content