How ComponentFactoryResolver can unlock powerful higher-order components30 Jun 2022
If you work with any component-based framework long enough, you’ll run into a problem. How do you share functionality across components?
Angular gives us many options. You can share logic in services, child components or directives. However, sometimes these options are not enough. A directive can only modify an element, a service cannot display content, and a child component should not modify its parent.
Sometimes, the best option is to build a higher-order component. A higher-order component accepts another component as its input and “wraps” it. This is a common pattern in React and a great way to share logic across components without burdening them with extra service dependencies or logic.
With a little help from
ComponentFactoryResolver, we can do this in Angular too.