How to get index of ngFor element in Angular

get index of ngFor element


Steps to get index of ngFor element in Angular

  1. Declare a variable inside *ngFor directive using let or as keyword. for instance say indexofelement or simply i.
  2. Assign the variable value to index.
  3. And display the index of ngFor element using angular expression.

We will go through an example to understand it further.

I have created a component called NgForGetIndex in my Angular project and added an array of books.

export class NgForGetIndexComponent implements OnInit {

  books : Book[];

  constructor() { 
     this.books = [
        {id:1,name:"Angular"},
        {id:2,name:"Typescript"},
        {id:3,name:"Javascript"},
        {id:4,name:"HTML"}
     ];
  }
  
  ngOnInit(): void {
  }

}

interface Books{
  id: number;
  name : string;
}

And in component html I have declared a variable (indexOfelement) inside of ngFor directive using let keyword as shown below.

<ul>
    <li *ngFor="let book of books;let indexOfelement=index;">
      ngFor index: {{indexOfelement}} value : {{book.name}} 
    </li>
</ul>

And the index of ngFor element will be displayed in webpage as shown below.

ngFor index: 0 value : Angular
ngFor index: 1 value : Typescript
ngFor index: 2 value : Javascript
ngFor index: 3 value : HTML

We can use as keyword to refer the value of ngFor element index as shown below.

*ngFor="let product of products;
        index as indexOfelement;"

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