Convert a String to Title Case in Angular Using TitleCasePipe

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How can we make a string title case in Angular.


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We can use the angular TitleCasePipe in the following manner,

<!-- For Text -->
<button>{{ label | titlecase }}</button>

<!-- For Properties -->
<button [attr.aria-label]="label | titlecase">X</button>

<!-- For Attributes -->
<button aria-label="{{ label | titlecase }}">X</button>

The TitleCasePipe is exported from @angular/common so we do not need to import it separately.


Javascript has no predefined functions to change a string into a title case string. We have methods like toUpperCase() and toLowerCase() but we don't have a toTitleCase()

We could use the css text transform and have something like,

text-transform: capitalize

This would work for text, but not for attributes. For example if we wanted to set the aria-label this wouldn't work.

We could do something convoluted likem

str = "hello";
str = str[0].toUpperCase() + str.slice(1);

Or, we could create a function.

toTitleCase(str) {
    return str[0].toUpperCase() + str.slice(1);
}

And use that in the template.

<button aria-label="toTitleCase(label)">X</button>

These would have been our only options if angular didn't provide us with the TitleCasePipe. With this pipe we can make our code cleaner and use more of angular.

<button>{{ label | titlecase }}</button>

Or we can use the in an attribute,

<button aria-label="{{ label | titlecase }}">X</button>
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