With the Ignite UI for Angular Ripple directive, you can create a ripple animation effect to give users feedback when they’re trying to click or touch regions that aren’t configured to receive that input. Set this directive to a relatively positioned element to create an animation in response to a touch or a mouse click.

Ripple Demo


To get started with the Ripple Directive, first you need to install Ignite UI for Angular by typing the following command:

ng add igniteui-angular

For a complete introduction to the Ignite UI for Angular, read the getting started topic.

The Ripple Directive is exported as an NgModule, thus all you need to do in your application is to import the IgxRippleModule inside your AppModule:

// app.module.ts

import { IgxRippleModule } from 'igniteui-angular';

    imports: [
export class AppModule {}

The igxRipple uses the Web Animation API and runs natively on browsers that support it. The web-animations.min.js polyfill is available for other browsers.


Adding Ripple Effect

Use igxRipple to add a ripple effect to the specified element. It will add a ripple effect with the default color.

<button igxButton="raised" igxRipple>Click Me</button>

Custom Color

You can set the ripple color using igxRipple. In this sample, we set white color to the ripple.

<button igxButton="raised" igxRipple="white">White</button>

Centered Ripple Effect

The ripple effect starts from the position of the click event. You can change this behavior using igxRippleCentered and setting the center of the element as origin.

<button igxButton="raised" igxRipple="white" igxRippleCentered="true">Centered</button>

Ripple Target

Use igxRippleTarget to attach a ripple effect to a specific element inside a parent element.

<div class="parent-div" igxRipple="blue" igxRippleTarget=".child-div" igxRippleCentered="true">
  Parent Div
  <div class="child-div">
    Child Div

Notice that if you click on the parent or the child divs the ripple effect will only appear inside the child div. The child div position has to be set to relative.

Ripple Duration

Use igxRippleDuration to change the duration of the ripple animation. The default is 600 miliseconds. In this sample the igxRippleDuration is set to 2000 miliseconds.

<div [igxRippleDuration]=2000 igxRipple="white">
  <p>Long Ripple Animation</p>

Use a relatively positioned element for the ripple animation. You can also use igxRippleTarget to target a child element.


The igxRipple allows styling through the Ignite UI for Angular Theme Library. The ripple's theme exposes a property that allows customization of the color of the effect.

Importing global theme

To begin styling of the predefined ripple color, you need to import the index file, where all styling functions and mixins are located.

@import '~igniteui-angular/lib/core/styles/themes/index'

Defining custom theme

You can easily create a new theme, that extends the igx-ripple-theme and accepts the parameters, required to customize the ripple as desired.

$custom-theme: igx-ripple-theme(
  $color: #FFCD0F

Defining a custom color palette

In the approach, that was described above, the color value was hardcoded. Alternatively, you can achieve greater flexibility, using the igx-palette and igx-color functions.
igx-palette generates a color palette, based on provided primary and secondary colors.

$black-color: #494949;
$yellow-color: #ffcd0f;

$custom-palette: igx-palette(
    $primary: $black-color,
    $secondary: $yellow-color

After the custom palette has been generated, the igx-color function can be used to obtain different varieties of the primary and the secondary colors.

$custom-theme: igx-ripple-theme(
    $color: igx-color($custom-palette, "secondary", 500)

Defining custom schemas

You can go even further and build flexible structure that has all the benefits of a schema. The schema is the recipe of a theme.
Extend one of the two predefined schemas, that are provided for every component. In our case, we would use $_dark_ripple.

$custom-ripple-schema: extend($_dark-ripple, (
    color: (igx-color("secondary", 500))

In order for the custom schema to be applied, either light, or dark globals has to be extended. The whole process is actually supplying a component with a custom schema and adding it to the respective component theme afterwards.

$my-custom-schema: extend($dark-schema, (
    igx-ripple: $custom-ripple-schema

$custom-theme: igx-ripple-theme(
    $palette: $custom-palette,
    $schema: $my-custom-schema

Applying the custom theme

The easiest way to apply your theme is with a sass @include statement in the global styles file:

@include igx-ripple($custom-theme);

Scoped component theme

In order for the custom theme to affect only specific component, you can move all of the styles you just defined from the global styles file to the custom component's style file (including the import of the index file).

This way, due to Angular's ViewEncapsulation, your styles will be applied only to your custom component.


If the component is using an Emulated ViewEncapsulation, it is necessary to penetrate this encapsulation using ::ng-deep in order to style the grid.


Wrap the statement inside of a :host selector to prevent your styles from affecting elements outside of our component:

:host {
    ::ng-deep {
        @include igx-ripple($custom-theme);

A color that is set using the igxRiple directive, would take precedence from the one, set within a custom theme.


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