For creating a multi-window dockable layout manager in Angular 2+ web applications, you can use a third-party library called "GoldenLayout." GoldenLayout is a popular and flexible layout manager that allows you to build complex layouts with resizable, draggable, and dockable windows.

Here's how you can integrate GoldenLayout into your Angular application:

  1. Install GoldenLayout: Install GoldenLayout using npm or yarn.

    bash
    npm install golden-layout --save
  2. Create a GoldenLayout Service: Create a service to manage the GoldenLayout instance and its configuration.

    typescript
    // golden-layout.service.ts import { Injectable } from '@angular/core'; @Injectable() export class GoldenLayoutService { private GoldenLayout = require('golden-layout'); getLayout(config: any, container: HTMLElement) { return new this.GoldenLayout(config, container); } }
  3. Create the Layout Component: Create an Angular component to display the GoldenLayout container.

    typescript
    // layout.component.ts import { Component, ElementRef, AfterViewInit } from '@angular/core'; import { GoldenLayoutService } from './golden-layout.service'; @Component({ selector: 'app-layout', template: '<div #layoutContainer></div>', }) export class LayoutComponent implements AfterViewInit { private layout: any; constructor(private elementRef: ElementRef, private gls: GoldenLayoutService) {} ngAfterViewInit() { const container = this.elementRef.nativeElement.querySelector('#layoutContainer'); const config = { content: [ { type: 'row', content: [ { type: 'component', componentName: 'TestComponent', }, ], }, ], }; this.layout = this.gls.getLayout(config, container); this.layout.registerComponent('TestComponent', TestComponent); this.layout.init(); } }
  4. Create TestComponent: Create a test component that will be used as a placeholder in the GoldenLayout.

    typescript
    // test.component.ts import { Component } from '@angular/core'; @Component({ selector: 'app-test', template: '<div>Test Component</div>', }) export class TestComponent {}
  5. Use the Layout Component: Finally, use the LayoutComponent in your app or any other component to display the GoldenLayout container.

    html
    <!-- app.component.html --> <app-layout></app-layout>

That's it! Now you have a basic setup of GoldenLayout in your Angular application. You can further customize the layout, add more components, and make the windows dockable and resizable according to your requirements. GoldenLayout provides extensive documentation and examples on their website to help you achieve more complex layouts.

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