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Django – serving an Angular app

Posted by: admin October 29, 2018 Leave a comment


I’m trying to integrate Angular and Django and I am encountering a problem when I point to the index.html in the angular folder.

My url pattern in djangoapp.urls.py is:

urlpatterns = [
    path('admin/', admin.site.urls),
    re_path(r'^.*/$', TemplateView.as_view(template_name="index.html")),

Which successfully opens the index.html template in my angular app. However, the angular app isn’t able to reach the app.component.html and deliver content. I just get a blank page (index.html, which displays nothing atm) when i visit

If I cd into angular app directory and ng serve –open and visit I get the regular front page you would get with app.component.html in the mix (The angular welcome page). The templates are the standard ng new templates, index.html:

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <base href="/">

  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
  <link rel="icon" type="image/x-icon" href="favicon.ico">


<!--The content below is only a placeholder and can be replaced.-->
<div style="text-align:center">
    Welcome to {{ title }}!
  <img width="300" alt="Angular Logo" src="data:image/svg+xml;base64,PHN2ZyB4bWxucz0iaHR0cDovL3d3dy53My5vcmcvMjAwMC9zdmciIHZpZXdCb3g9IjAgMCAyNTAgMjUwIj4KICAgIDxwYXRoIGZpbGw9IiNERDAwMzEiIGQ9Ik0xMjUgMzBMMzEuOSA2My4ybDE0LjIgMTIzLjFMMTI1IDIzMGw3OC45LTQzLjcgMTQuMi0xMjMuMXoiIC8+CiAgICA8cGF0aCBmaWxsPSIjQzMwMDJGIiBkPSJNMTI1IDMwdjIyLjItLjFWMjMwbDc4LjktNDMuNyAxNC4yLTEyMy4xTDEyNSAzMHoiIC8+CiAgICA8cGF0aCAgZmlsbD0iI0ZGRkZGRiIgZD0iTTEyNSA1Mi4xTDY2LjggMTgyLjZoMjEuN2wxMS43LTI5LjJoNDkuNGwxMS43IDI5LjJIMTgzTDEyNSA1Mi4xem0xNyA4My4zaC0zNGwxNy00MC45IDE3IDQwLjl6IiAvPgogIDwvc3ZnPg==">
<h2>Here are some links to help you start: </h2>
    <h2><a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://angular.io/tutorial">Tour of Heroes</a></h2>
    <h2><a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://github.com/angular/angular-cli/wiki">CLI Documentation</a></h2>
    <h2><a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://blog.angular.io/">Angular blog</a></h2>

How do I get django to let my angular app access it’s child-pages?