ng new

Create an Angular workspace.

ng new <name> [options]

ng n <name> [options]


Creates and initializes a new Angular application that is the default project for a new workspace.

Provides interactive prompts for optional configuration, such as adding routing support. All prompts can safely be allowed to default.

  • The new workspace folder is given the specified project name, and contains configuration files at the top level.

  • By default, the files for a new initial application (with the same name as the workspace) are placed in the src/ subfolder.

  • The new application's configuration appears in the projects section of the angular.json workspace configuration file, under its project name.

  • Subsequent applications that you generate in the workspace reside in the projects/ subfolder.

If you plan to have multiple applications in the workspace, you can create an empty workspace by setting the --create-application option to false. You can then use ng generate application to create an initial application. This allows a workspace name different from the initial app name, and ensures that all applications reside in the /projects subfolder, matching the structure of the configuration file.


Argument Description Value Type

The name of the new workspace and initial project.



Option Description Value Type Default Value

A collection of schematics to use in generating the initial application.

Aliases: -c


Initial git repository commit information.

boolean true

Create a new initial application project in the 'src' folder of the new workspace. When false, creates an empty workspace with no initial application. You can then use the generate application command so that all applications are created in the projects folder.

boolean true

Disable interactive input prompts for options with a default.


The directory name to create the workspace in.


Run through and reports activity without writing out results.

Aliases: -d

boolean false

Force overwriting of existing files.

Aliases: -f

boolean false

Shows a help message for this command in the console.

true|false|json|JSON false

Include styles inline in the component TS file. By default, an external styles file is created and referenced in the component TypeScript file.

Aliases: -s


Include template inline in the component TS file. By default, an external template file is created and referenced in the component TypeScript file.

Aliases: -t


Enable interactive input prompts.


Create a workspace without any testing frameworks. (Use for learning purposes only.)

boolean false

The path where new projects will be created, relative to the new workspace root.

string projects

The package manager used to install dependencies.


The prefix to apply to generated selectors for the initial project.

Aliases: -p

string app

Generate a routing module for the initial project.


Do not initialize a git repository.

Aliases: -g

boolean false

Do not install dependency packages.

boolean false

Do not generate "spec.ts" test files for the new project.

Aliases: -S

boolean false

Creates a workspace with stricter type checking and stricter bundle budgets settings. This setting helps improve maintainability and catch bugs ahead of time. For more information, see https://angular.io/guide/strict-mode

boolean true

The file extension or preprocessor to use for style files.


Add more details to output logging.

Aliases: -v

boolean false

The view encapsulation strategy to use in the initial project.


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