Getting Started

Adding the @nxtend/ionic-react plugin to your Nx workspace is trivial, and works just like any other Nx plugin.

Initialize Plugin#

# npm
npm install --save-dev --exact @nxtend/ionic-react
# yarn
yarn add --save-dev --exact @nxtend/ionic-react
# Nx CLI
nx generate @nxtend/ionic-react:init
# Angular CLI
ng generate @nxtend/ionic-react:init

Generating Applications#

Now, create your Ionic React application.

nx generate @nxtend/ionic-react:application myApp

By default, a Capacitor project will be generated that will allow you to compile your application as a native platform.

@nxtend/ionic-react uses the @nxtend/capacitor plugin to add Capacitor support to an Ionic React application in an Nx workspace. By default, Capacitor configuration are added to new @nxtend/ionic-react applications. To disable this, pass --capacitor false into the @nxtend/ionic-react application schematic command.

Nx will ask you some questions about the application, but you can customize it further by passing these options:

nx generate @nxtend/ionic-react:application [name] [options,...]
--name The name of the application.
--directory The directory of the new application.
--unitTestRunner Test runner to use for unit tests. (default: jest)
--e2eTestRunner Test runner to use for end to end (e2e) tests. (default: cypress)
--tags Add tags to the application (used for linting).
--js Generate JavaScript files rather than TypeScript files.
--capacitor Generate a Capacitor project. (default: true)
--dryRun Runs through and reports activity without writing to disk.
--help Show available options for project target.


Generated applications expose several functions to the CLI that allow users to build, lint, test, and so on.

nx build {frontend project name}
nx lint {frontend project name}
nx serve {frontend project name}
nx test {frontend project name}
nx e2e {frontend project name}-e2e

These applications are also supported by the Nx affected commands.


To learn how to utilize Capacitor with a generated app, visit the plugin Capacitor documentation.