Angular 9|8 Implement Slick Carousel with Custom Navigation using ngx-slick-carousel

In this post, we’ll discuss how to implement Slick Image and content slider in Angular latest version using the ngx-slick-carousel package in few steps.

This Angular post is compatible with Angular 4 upto latest versions, Angular 7, Angular 8, Angular 9, Angular 10, Angular 11 & Angular 12

Slick Image Carousel is very popular for a number of great features like AutoPlay, LazyLoaded images, Responsive and mobile-first layout with other many customizable features. It is a jQuery based library that is widely used in static applications.

In a reactive application like Angular, we have only a few libraries available to provide good user interaction and provide responsive carousel experience. Slick is one of them, in this post we are going to implement Slick carousel in Angular application using the ngx-slick-carousel adaptor. Using this package you can easily add Slick carousel in the Angular application.

Moreover, as a bonus tip, we will also customize the arrow navigation with nice-looking image navigation by updating a few CSS styles. It is an optional styling to do, you can also go with the already available navigation style.

 

 

Also, See:
Angular – Implement Ultimate! Swiper Image Slider/ Carousel in 3 Steps
Owl Carousel 2 in Angular 6/7
Owl Carousel 2 with Custom Navigation in jQuery

 

 

Let’s start implementing the Slick Carousel in the Angular application.

Setup Angular CLI

Angular CLI is the most prefered and official way for creating a new Angular project.

Make sure you have installed the latest version of the Angular CLI tool on your system.

Run following npm command to install

$ npm install -g @angular/cli

 

Create a new Angular 9 project

Next, create a new Angular project by running following ng command in the terminal

$ ng new angular-slick-tutorial

On hitting above command, ng CLI will ask few configurational questions

? Would you like to add Angular routing? No
? Which stylesheet format would you like to use? CSS

Now move to the project folder

$ cd angular-slick-tutorial

Run the project by executing below command

$ ng serve --open

 

Install Slick Package

After creating the project, we’ll install the ngx-slick-carousel package and other dependencies for jquery and slick-carousel. Run following npm commands one by one to install packages

$ npm install jquery --save
$ npm install slick-carousel --save
$ npm install ngx-slick-carousel --save

 

Style and library configuration

To add Slick carousel, make changes in the angular.json file to include Slick js and CSS files. These files will be available after installing the above packages in step 2

angular.json

...
...
            "styles": [
              "src/styles.scss",
              "node_modules/slick-carousel/slick/slick.scss",
              "node_modules/slick-carousel/slick/slick-theme.scss"
            ],
            "scripts": [
              "node_modules/jquery/dist/jquery.min.js",
              "node_modules/slick-carousel/slick/slick.min.js"
            ],
...
...

 

Make changes in app main module file to include Slick package.

app.module.ts

import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';

import { AppComponent } from './app.component';

// Import your library
import { SlickCarouselModule } from 'ngx-slick-carousel';


@NgModule({
  declarations: [
    AppComponent
  ],
  imports: [
    BrowserModule,    
    // Specify your library as an import
    SlickCarouselModule
  ],
  providers: [],
  bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }

Add slick directive in App component with various attribute options and event handling.

app.component.html

  <!-- You can now use your library component in app.component.html -->
  <ngx-slick-carousel class="carousel" #slickModal="slick-carousel" [config]="slideConfig" (init)="slickInit($event)"
    (breakpoint)="breakpoint($event)" (afterChange)="afterChange($event)" (beforeChange)="beforeChange($event)">
    <div ngxSlickItem *ngFor="let slide of slides" class="slide">
      <img src="https://i.picsum.photos/id/{{slide}}/300/200.jpg" alt="" width="100%">
    </div>
  </ngx-slick-carousel>

  <button (click)="addSlide()">Add</button>
  <button (click)="removeSlide()">Remove</button>
  <button (click)="slickModal.slickGoTo(2)">slickGoto 2</button>
  <button (click)="slickModal.unslick()">unslick</button>

 

Slick directive above having methods which need to be added in App component file app.component.ts

import { Component } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
  selector: 'app-root',
  templateUrl: './app.component.html',
  styleUrls: ['./app.component.scss']
})
export class AppComponent {
  title = 'ngSlick';


  slides = [342, 453, 846, 855, 234, 564, 744, 243];

  slideConfig = {
    "slidesToShow": 4,
    "slidesToScroll": 1,
    "nextArrow": "<div class='nav-btn next-slide'></div>",
    "prevArrow": "<div class='nav-btn prev-slide'></div>",
    "dots": true,
    "infinite": false
  };

  addSlide() {
    this.slides.push(488)
  }

  removeSlide() {
    this.slides.length = this.slides.length - 1;
  }

  slickInit(e) {
    console.log('slick initialized');
  }

  breakpoint(e) {
    console.log('breakpoint');
  }

  afterChange(e) {
    console.log('afterChange');
  }

  beforeChange(e) {
    console.log('beforeChange');
  }


}

Slick carousel next prev navigation buttons can be customized by adding the following CSS in styles.scss

.slick-slider {
  width: 90%;
  margin: auto;
  background: #000;
}

.nav-btn {
  height: 47px;
  position: absolute;
  width: 26px;
  cursor: pointer;
  top: 100px !important;
}

.prev-slide.slick-disabled,
.next-slide.slick-disabled {
  pointer-events: none;
  opacity: 0.2;
}

.prev-slide {
  background: url(assets/images/nav-icon.png) no-repeat scroll 0 0;
  left: -33px;
}

.next-slide {
  background: url(assets/images/nav-icon.png) no-repeat scroll -24px 0px;
  right: -33px;
}

.prev-slide:hover {
  background-position: 0px -53px;
}

.next-slide:hover {
  background-position: -24px -53px;
}

See the working demo link here

Serve the Application

You can now quickly check the Slick Carousel working by hitting the following command

$ ng serve --open

it will open the application at localhost:4200, and the carousel will look like this

 

Conclusion

Finally, we’re done with the Slick Carouse implementation tutorial in the Angular application. We discussed how to easily and quickly configure the application to add a fully customised carousel.

7 Replies to “Angular 9|8 Implement Slick Carousel with Custom Navigation using ngx-slick-carousel

    1. This worked for me = >

      slideConfig = {
      “slidesToShow”: 3,
      “slidesToScroll”: 2,
      “nextArrow”:”“,
      “prevArrow”:”“,
      “dots”:false,
      “infinite”: false,
      “responsive”: [
      {
      “breakpoint”: 1920,
      “settings”: {
      “slidesToShow”: 3,
      “slidesToScroll”: 3,
      “infinite”: true,
      “dots”: true
      }
      },{
      “breakpoint”: 1024,
      “settings”: {
      “slidesToShow”: 2,
      “slidesToScroll”: 2,
      “infinite”: true,
      “dots”: true
      }
      },
      {
      “breakpoint”: 600,
      “settings”: {
      “slidesToShow”: 1,
      “slidesToScroll”: 1
      }
      },
      {
      “breakpoint”: 480,
      “settings”: {
      “slidesToShow”: 1,
      “slidesToScroll”: 1
      }
      }
      ]
      };

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