Parameter decorator that configures a view query.

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Use to get the QueryList of elements or directives from the view DOM. Any time a child element is added, removed, or moved, the query list will be updated, and the changes observable of the query list will emit a new value.

View queries are set before the ngAfterViewInit callback is called.

Metadata Properties:

  • selector - The directive type or the name used for querying.
  • read - Used to read a different token from the queried elements.


Usage notes

import {AfterViewInit, Component, Directive, QueryList, ViewChildren} from '@angular/core';

@Directive({selector: 'child-directive'})
class ChildDirective {

@Component({selector: 'someCmp', templateUrl: 'someCmp.html'})
class SomeCmp implements AfterViewInit {
  @ViewChildren(ChildDirective) viewChildren!: QueryList<ChildDirective>;

  ngAfterViewInit() {
    // viewChildren is set

Another example

import {AfterViewInit, Component, Directive, Input, QueryList, ViewChildren} from '@angular/core';

@Directive({selector: 'pane'})
export class Pane {
  @Input() id!: string;

  selector: 'example-app',
  template: `
    <pane id="1"></pane>
    <pane id="2"></pane>
    <pane id="3" *ngIf="shouldShow"></pane>

    <button (click)="show()">Show 3</button>

    <div>panes: {{serializedPanes}}</div>
export class ViewChildrenComp implements AfterViewInit {
  @ViewChildren(Pane) panes!: QueryList<Pane>;
  serializedPanes: string = '';

  shouldShow = false;

  show() {
    this.shouldShow = true;

  ngAfterViewInit() {
    this.panes.changes.subscribe((r) => {

  calculateSerializedPanes() {
    setTimeout(() => {
      this.serializedPanes = this.panes.map(p => p.id).join(', ');
    }, 0);

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