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A command-line tool for creating and managing AngularDart projects.


ngdart_cli is not meant to be used as a dependency but a command-line tool. Hence, you have to "activate" it:

dart pub global activate ngdart_cli

Dart will detect automatically if you have added the Pub executables path to your environment variables. Follow its instructions if you haven't.

To create a new AngularDart project (note that the actual command is ngdart, not ngdart_cli):

ngdart create <package_name>

To remove the build/ and .dart_tool/ directory (similar to flutter clean), run in your project directory:

ngdart clean


Stagehand, the tool that many AngularDart developers use to generate a starter project, has been discontinued in favor of dart create. However, since dart create doesn't have an option for AngularDart projects, developers are left with nothing but quickstart and angular_cli, which are both great options but very outdated. Hence, ngdart is created to compensate for the lack of tools.

Also, as a Flutter developer myself, I'm often envious of how many useful tools that the Flutter cli tool provides (such as flutter clean). Hence, another purpose of ngdart is to unify the all the tools developers need to create a brilliant AngularDart project. The first step is ngdart clean, and more is coming (see Future Plans) below)

Future Plans

Feel free to create pull requests on any of these goals! :) To prevent doing duplicate work, I marked the ones that I myself is currently working on.

  • x Add --verbose global flag.
  • Prompt user to update (by checking the latest version on Pub and compare to packageVersion). currently working on
  • x Run dart pub get (or prompt the user to run) after creating a project.
  • Add ngdart build and ngdart serve command (likely from webdev, but null safety has been a problem for me). currently working on
  • Generate components (a function that angular_cli provides, though I'm unsure if this is useful for many developers).