Angular Detect Browser Name and Version Tutorial Example

To get/detect browser name and version in Angular apps; Through this tutorial, i am going to show you easy way on how to detect or get browser name, version and type in angular apps.

Angular Detect Browser Name and Version Tutorial with Example

Follow the below given steps to get or detect browser name and version in angular apps:

  • Step 1 – Create New Angular App
  • Step 2 – Update app.Component ts File
  • Step 3 – Show Browser Name and Version in HTML
  • Step 4 – Start the Angular App

Step 1 – Create New Angular App

Run the following command on command prompt to install angular app:

ng new my-new-app

Step 2 – Update app.Component ts File

Then go to src/app directory and open app.component.ts. Then add the following code into component.ts file:

import { Component, OnInit } from '@angular/core';
@Component({
  selector: 'app-root',
  templateUrl: './app.component.html',
  styleUrls: ['./app.component.scss']
})
export class AppComponent {
  
  browserName = '';
  browserVersion = '';
  
  ngOnInit() {
      this.browserName = this.detectBrowserName();
      this.browserVersion = this.detectBrowserVersion();
  }
   
  detectBrowserName() { 
    const agent = window.navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase()
    switch (true) {
      case agent.indexOf('edge') > -1:
        return 'edge';
      case agent.indexOf('opr') > -1 && !!(<any>window).opr:
        return 'opera';
      case agent.indexOf('chrome') > -1 && !!(<any>window).chrome:
        return 'chrome';
      case agent.indexOf('trident') > -1:
        return 'ie';
      case agent.indexOf('firefox') > -1:
        return 'firefox';
      case agent.indexOf('safari') > -1:
        return 'safari';
      default:
        return 'other';
    }
  }
   
  detectBrowserVersion(){
      var userAgent = navigator.userAgent, tem, 
      matchTest = userAgent.match(/(opera|chrome|safari|firefox|msie|trident(?=\/))\/?\s*(\d+)/i) || [];
      
      if(/trident/i.test(matchTest[1])){
          tem =  /\brv[ :]+(\d+)/g.exec(userAgent) || [];
          return 'IE '+(tem[1] || '');
      }
      if(matchTest[1]=== 'Chrome'){
          tem = userAgent.match(/\b(OPR|Edge)\/(\d+)/);
          if(tem!= null) return tem.slice(1).join(' ').replace('OPR', 'Opera');
      }
      matchTest= matchTest[2]? [matchTest[1], matchTest[2]]: [navigator.appName, navigator.appVersion, '-?'];
      if((tem= userAgent.match(/version\/(\d+)/i))!= null) matchTest.splice(1, 1, tem[1]);
      return matchTest.join(' ');
  }
  
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Step 3 – Show Browser Name and Version in HTML

Go to src/app/ directory and open app.component.html and update the following code into it:

<div class="container mt-5">
  
  <h2>Angular Display Browser Name and Version Example</h2>
  
  <table class="table table-striped mt-5">
    <thead>
        <tr>
          <th>Browser Name</th>
          <th>Browser Version</th>
        </tr>
    </thead>
    <tbody>
      <tr>
        <td>{{ browserName | titlecase }}</td>
        <td>{{ browserVersion | titlecase }}</td>
      </tr>
    </tbody>
  </table>
</div>

Step 4 – Start the Angular App

Execute the following command on the terminal to start angular app:

ng serve

Open the browser and type the given url then hit enter to run the app:

http://localhost:4200

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