Removing a Page / Component

Steps to remove undesired page from the App

Removing a page from the app is pretty straight-forward. You just remove the target folder from the code, and remove the routing associated with it. Also, if this folder or any of its child pages are imported in some other page, you need to remove those as well.
In some cases, there can be nested routing. Let's see an example of removing a nested routed page - Netflix Layout
  • Go to app-routing.module.ts file.
  • Check if the page you want to remove is a direct child of main routing, or is a nested routing child. In our case, Netflix page is directly routed
  • Select and delete the route
  • Also, check if Netflix page was imported in some other page, and remove that import and its usage as well
  • You should remove the Netflix code folder from the project as well, but you can choose to keep it if you think you'll need it in future

Steps to remove undesired component from the Ap‌p

Components do not have direct routes in routing files, but they are often imported in many different pages and/or components.
  • Locate the component folder in the project. Note the export variable name as this will be used for importing the component in other pages / components
In this case, we can see GoogleLoginComponent as the export variable.
  • Do a global search of this variable name, and remove the imports from all the files
  • Components are generally shared via sharable.module.ts . In that case, you'll have to remove the variable from declarations and exports array of the sharable.module.ts file
  • Along with the imports, you will have to remove all the features using these variables as well
  • You are free to delete the component folder or keep it in the project. Once the imports are removed, it won't affect remaining code