Clickable elements in text


I’d like to know how to make elements in a text clickable. The text is user generated content which gets enhanced by a pipe which looks for specific patterns in the text and surrounds them with a which applies some styling to this pattern.
Now I’d like to present an ActionSheet when the user clicks such element. How can I achieve this, since its not part of the template at compile time?

Thanks for response!


In case this turns out to be much more difficult than you might initially think, you could try this approach.

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thanks for your fast response!

I think I got the idea, so I break the text up into “marked” and “text” parts, store them as array and use some switch to display it as text or special marked element. Thats a clever idea and will surely work, I think I’ll give it a try.



Works like a charm :blush:
For completeness, here an example of how I implemented it, in case others need it too:

I replaced the normal text binding with

<ng-container *ngFor="let component of item.description | richTextComponents">
	<tag *ngIf="component.type === 'tag'" [tag]="component.content"></tag>
	<ng-container *ngIf="component.type === 'text'">{{component.content}}</ng-container>

And added this pipe as a test (in this case extracting something like hashtag syntax):

import {Pipe, PipeTransform} from '@angular/core';

	name: 'richTextComponents'
export class RichTextComponents implements PipeTransform {
	transform(value: string, ...args: any[]): any {
		return value
			.map((val: string) => {
				return {
					type: (val.startsWith('#') && val.length > 3) ? 'tag' : 'text',
					content: val

The tag component is now able to handle the click event and open an ActionSheet.

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