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    This is a fork from meltedspark/angular-builders that supports Ionic. You will be able to customize the Webpack build configuration with Ionic

    Custom webpack builders for Angular build facade

    npm (tag) npm

    Allow customizing build configuration without ejecting webpack configuration (ng eject)

    This documentation is for version 7, which is compatible with Angular CLI 7 and incompatible with higher versions.

    Documentation for latest version

    Prerequisites:

    Usage

    1. npm i -D @angular-builders/custom-webpack
    2. In your angular.json:
    "projects": {
        ...
        "[project]": {
             ...
             "architect": {
                    ...
                    "[architect-target]": {
                              "builder": "@angular-builders/custom-webpack:[browser|server|karma|extract-i18n]"
                              "options": {
                                    ...
                              }
    

    Where:

    • [project] is the name of the project to which you want to add the builder

    • [architect-target] is the name of build target you want to run (build, serve, test etc. or any custom target)

    • [browser|server|karma|extract-i18n] one of the supported builders - browser, server, karma or extract-i18n

    • If [architect-target] is not one of the predefined targets (like build, serve, test etc.) then run it like this:
      ng run [project]:[architect-target]
      If it is one of the predefined targets, you can run it with ng [architect-target]

    For example

    • angular.json:

      "projects": {
          ...
          "example-app": {
               ...
               "architect": {
                      ...
                      "build": {
                                "builder": "@angular-builders/custom-webpack:browser"
                                "options": {
                                      ...
                                }
      
    • Run the build: ng build

    Builders

    Custom webpack browser

    Extended @angular-devkit/build-angular:browser builder that allows to specify additional webpack configuration (on top of the existing under the hood). The builder will run the same build as @angular-devkit/build-angular:browser does with extra parameters that are specified in the provided webpack configuration.

    Builder options:

    • All the @angular-devkit/build-angular:browser options
    • customWebpackConfig: see below

    angular.json Example:

    "architect": {
        ...
        "build": {
                  "builder": "@angular-builders/custom-webpack:browser"
                  "options": {
                         "customWebpackConfig": {
                            "path": "./extra-webpack.config.js",
                            "mergeStrategies": { "externals": "replace" }
                         }
                         "outputPath": "dist/my-cool-client",
                         "index": "src/index.html",
                         "main": "src/main.ts",
                         "polyfills": "src/polyfills.ts",
                         "tsConfig": "src/tsconfig.app.json"
                  }
    

    In this example externals entry from extra-webpack.config.js will replace externals entry from Angular CLI underlying webpack config.

    Custom webpack server

    Extended @angular-devkit/build-angular:server builder that allows to specify additional webpack configuration (on top of the existing under the hood). The builder will run the same build as @angular-devkit/build-angular:server does with extra parameters that are specified in the provided webpack configuration.

    Builder options:

    • All the @angular-devkit/build-angular:server options
    • customWebpackConfig: see below

    angular.json Example:

    "architect": {
        ...
        "build": {
                  "builder": "@angular-builders/custom-webpack:server"
                  "options": {
                         "customWebpackConfig": {
                            "path": "./extra-webpack.config.js",
                            "mergeStrategies": { "module.rules": "prepend" },
                            "replaceDuplicatePlugins": true
                         }
                        "outputPath": "dist/my-cool-server",
                        "main": "src/main.server.ts",
                        "tsConfig": "src/tsconfig.server.json"
                  }
    

    In this example module.rules entry from extra-webpack.config.js will be prepended to module.rules entry from Angular CLI underlying webpack config.
    Since loaders are evaluated from right to left this will effectively mean that the loaders you define in your custom configuration will be applied after the loaders defined by Angular CLI.

    Custom webpack Karma

    Extended @angular-devkit/build-angular:karma builder that allows to specify additional webpack configuration (on top of the existing under the hood). The builder will run the same build as @angular-devkit/build-angular:karma does with extra parameters that are specified in the provided webpack configuration.

    Builder options:

    • All the @angular-devkit/build-angular:karma options
    • customWebpackConfig: see below

    angular.json Example:

    "architect": {
        ...
        "test": {
                  "builder": "@angular-builders/custom-webpack:karma"
                  "options": {
                         "customWebpackConfig": {
                            "path": "./extra-webpack.config.js"
                         }
                        "main": "src/test.ts",
                        "polyfills": "src/polyfills.ts",
                        "tsConfig": "src/tsconfig.spec.json",
                        "karmaConfig": "src/karma.conf.js",
                        ...
                  }
    

    Custom webpack Extract i18n

    The Angular CLI provides tooling to manage Internationalization & Localization via the command ng xi18n. Under the hood this uses a separate builder @angular-devkit/build-angular:extract-i18n to extract i18n attributes from the source code and generate translation files in various translation file formats (XLIFF 1.2, XLIFF 2 or XML Message Bundle (XMB)). Quite often the out-of-the-box tooling falls short for real world i18n workloads which necessiates augmenting the tooling with a library such as @ngx-i18nsupport/tooling. This type of library provides schematics and architect builders to support a dynamic i18n workflow, primarily adding merge capability to the translation files.

    If this library is employed to provide a Custom webpack config these architect and builder targets will fail to observe the custom webpack configuration. Analogous to why one would need to use the @angular-builders/custom-webpack:karma builder to generate a custom webpack build and have the ng test function correctly one would need to use the @angular-builders/custom-webpack:extract-i18n target to use the Custom webpack configuration and have the translation files generated accordingly.

    An example of this is whereby additional loaders/plugins are specificed in the "extra-webpack.config.js", which, when not present would yield a broken build.

    The builder will run the same build as @angular-devkit/build-angular:extract-i18n does with extra parameters that are specified in the provided webpack configuration.

    Builder options:

    • All the @angular-devkit/build-angular:extract-i18n options
    • customWebpackConfig: see below

    angular.json Example:

    {
        "architect": {
            "build": {
                "builder": "@angular-builders/custom-webpack:extract-i18n",
                "options": {
                  "browserTarget": "my-cool-angular-app-arch:build",
                  "customWebpackConfig": {
                    "path": "./extra-webpack.config.js",
                    "mergeStrategies": {
                      "module.rules": "append"
                    },
                    "replaceDuplicatePlugins": true
                  }
          }
        }
      }
    }
    

    Supplemented by the extra-webpack.config.js Example:

    const I18nXlfAnnotateAppVersionPlugin = require('./build/i18n-xlf-annotate-app-version.plugin.js');
    
    /**
     * This is where you define your additional webpack configuration items to be appended to
     * the end of the webpack config.
     */
    module.exports = {
      plugins: [
        new I18nXlfAnnotateAppVersionPlugin()
      ]
    };
    

    In this example our custom Webpack plugin (I18nXlfAnnotateAppVersionPlugin) will be appended to the Angular CLI's underlying webpack config. When run will attribute the translations file node in the xml with the app version contained in the package.json.

    Custom webpack config object

    This option defines your custom webpack configuration. If not specified at all, plain Angular build will run.
    The following properties are available:

    • path: path to the extra webpack configuration, defaults to webpack.config.js. The configuration file can export either an object or a function. If it is an object it shall contain only modifications and additions, you don't have to specify the whole webpack configuration.
      Thus, if you'd like to add some options to style-loader (which already there because of default Angular configuration), you only have to specify this part of the loader:

      {
         test: /\.css$/,
         use: [
           {loader: 'style-loader', options: {...}}
         ]
       }
      

      The builder will take care of merging the delta with the existing configuration provided by Angular.
      In more complicated cases you'd probably want to use a function instead of an object.

    • mergeStrategies: webpack config merge strategies, can be append | prepend | replace per webpack config entry. Defaults to append.

      • append: appends the given entry configuration (in custom webpack config) to the existing Angular CLI webpack configuration.
      • prepend: prepends the given entry configuration (in custom webpack config) to the existing field configuration (in Angular CLI webpack config). The custom loaders config will be added to the beginning of the existing loaders array.
      • replace: replaces the given entry configuration entirely. The custom webpack config will replace the Angular CLI webpack config (for this particular entry). See webpack-merge for more info.
    • replaceDuplicatePlugins: Defaults to false. If true, the plugins in custom webpack config will replace the corresponding plugins in default Angular CLI webpack configuration. If false, the default behavior will be applied. Note that if true, this option will override mergeStrategies for plugins field.

    Merging plugins configuration:

    If in your custom configuration you specify a plugin that is already added by Angular CLI then by default the two instances will be merged.
    In case of the conflicts your configuration will override the existing one.
    Thus, if you'd like to modify an existing plugin configuration, all you have to do is specify the delta you want to change.
    For example, if you'd like to add an additional entry in excludeChunks list of HtmlWebpackPlugin you only have to specify this single entry:

    new HtmlWebpackPlugin({
      excludeChunks: ["webworker"]
    });

    Keep in mind though that if there are default values in the plugin's constructor, they would override the corresponding values in the existing instance. So these you have to set explicitly to the same values Angular sets.
    You can check out an example for plugins merge in the unit tests and in this issue.

    Custom Webpack config function

    If customWebpackConfig.path file exports a function, the behaviour of the builder changes : no more automatic merge is applied, instead the function is called with the base Webpack configuration and must return the new configuration.

    The function is called with the base config and the builder options as parameters.

    In this case, mergeStrategies and replaceDuplicatePlugins options have no effect.

    custom-webpack.config.js example :

    const webpack = require("webpack");
    const pkg = require("./package.json");
     
    module.exports = (config, options) => {
      config.plugins.push(
        new webpack.DefinePlugin({
          APP_VERSION: JSON.stringify(pkg.version)
        })
      );
     
      return config;
    };

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    npm i @angular-ionic-builders/custom-webpack

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