Angular4 - Scrolling to anchor

I am trying to do a simple scroll to an anchor element on the same page. Basically, the person clicks on a "Try It" button and it scrolls to an area lower on the page with the id "login". Right now, it is working with a basic id="login" & <a href="#login"></a> but it is jumping to that section. Ideally, I would like it to scroll there. If I am using Angular4, is there some built in way to do this or what is the easiest way? Thanks!

Whole template... (component still empty)

<div id="image-header">
    <div id="intro">
        <h1 class="text-center">Welcome to ThinkPlan</h1>
        <h3 class="text-center">Planning your way</h3>
        <a class="btn btn-outline-primary" href="#login" id="view">Try It</a> <!-- Where the user clicks to scroll -->
<div class="container" id="info">
    <div class="row">
        <div class="col-md-12">
             <div class="space" id="login"></div> <!-- The place to scroll to -->
                <h1 class="text-center">ThinkPlan</h1>
                <form  class="form-horizontal">
                        <div class="form-group">
                            <label for="inputEmail" class="col-lg-2 control-label">Email</label>
                            <div class="col-lg-10">
                                <input type="text" class="form-control" id="inputEmail" placeholder="Email">
                        <div class="form-group">
                            <label for="inputPassword" class="col-lg-2 control-label">Password</label>
                            <div class="col-lg-10">
                                <input type="password" class="form-control" id="inputPassword" placeholder="Password"> 
                        <div class="form-group" id="log-btn">
                            <div class="col-lg-10 col-lg-offset-2">
                                <button routerLink="/plan" type="submit" class="btn btn-outline-primary">Login</button>
                        <p class="lead text-center">New here? <a routerLink="signup">Sign up.</a></p>


I think it's more simple solution :

In your HTML :

<a [routerLink]="['/']" fragment="login"></a>

In your typescript :

ngOnInit() {
 this.route.fragment.subscribe(fragment => { this.fragment = fragment; });

ngAfterViewChecked(): void {
  try {
      if(this.fragment) {
          document.querySelector('#' + this.fragment).scrollIntoView();
  } catch (e) { }

Automatic Scrolling

Since Angular v6, there is the new anchorScrolling option for the RouterModule. You can set it in the module's import:

imports: [
  RouterModule.forRoot(routes, {anchorScrolling: 'enabled'})

With this, Angular will automatically scroll to the element with the id of the given fragment.

⚠️ However, this does not work when the data is loaded asynchronously, see this Github issue. ⚠️

Manual Scrolling

Smooth scrolling is not yet possible via the RouterModule, but you can do it manually:

1) Get your target e.g. with ViewChild:

@ViewChild('pageInfo') pageInfo: ElementRef; 

2) Call scrollIntoView on the nativeElement:

const targetElement = this.pageInfo.nativeElement
targetElement.scrollIntoView({behavior: "smooth"})

With Angular 4 you can have some problem using anchor to the same page.

I solved using this way



npm install ng2-page-scroll --save

import in your app.module.ts

import {Ng2PageScrollModule} from 'ng2-page-scroll';

    imports: [
        /* Other imports here */
export class AppModule {

test it in your html component

<a pageScroll href="#test">Testing</a>
<div id="test">

AfterViewCheck() will be called every time the ChangeDetection is triggered, so it is a bad solution.

Use AfterViewInit() like

public ngAfterViewInit(): void {
  this.subscription = this.route.fragment
    .subscribe(fragment => {
        const targetElement = this.document.querySelector('#' + fragment);
        if (fragment && targetElement) {
        } else {
            window.scrollTo(0, 0);
public ngOnDestroy(): void {

This is a more detailed example to add to Sarah Dubois' answer above.

Import router modules.

import { ActivatedRoute, Router, NavigationEnd } from '@angular/router';

constructor(private route:ActivatedRoute, 
            private router:Router) { => {
    if (event instanceof NavigationEnd) {    
      if (event.url) {
        this.route.fragment.subscribe(fragment => this.fragment = fragment);


ngAfterViewChecked(): void {

  try {
    if(this.fragment != null) {
  } catch (e) {
    //console.log(e, 'error');


I like the use of querySelector which will give you a lot of options to which element you would like to scroll to.

This works with Angular 8 :)

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