With the goal to build my own blog application (for educational purposes) I integrated the highlight.js library in the demo application.

At the moment there are problems with safari and mobile platforms, a js error in the library.

The implementation is based on this answer in Stack Overflow (thanks to the author) 😉

In packages.json you have to import the highlight library and the type:

'highlight.js': '^9.9.0',
'@types/highlight.js': '^9.1.9',

The implementation is done via a directive:

import {Directive, ElementRef, AfterViewInit} from '@angular/core';
import * as hljs from 'highlight.js';

    selector: 'code[ highlight]' // css selector for the attribute
export class HighlightCodeDirective implements AfterViewInit{
    constructor(private eltRef:ElementRef) {

    ngAfterViewInit() {

The html code of the example:

and the result: