ngStyle: Error saying "Missing expected }"

I’m getting the following error from chrome console, when interpreting

<div [ngStyle]="{'width': '100%'; 'height': '100%'; 'background-size': 'cover'; 'background-repeat': 'no-repeat'; 'border-radius': '0px';}"></div>

Uncaught Error: Template parse errors: Parser Error: Missing expected
} at column 17 in [{‘width’: ‘100%’; ‘height’: ‘100%’;
‘background-size’: ‘cover’; ‘background-repeat’: ‘no-repeat’;
‘border-radius’: ‘0px’;}] in ng:///AppModule/[email protected]:29
(“=”width: 100%; height: 100%;”>

What’s supposed to cause the error?

Unlike the style attribute which takes CSS styles, ngStyle takes a javascript object (represented in a string). That’s why you have to wrap 100% in quotes ‘100%’, as well as other attributes like background-size because % and – characters are illegal in javascript attribute names/values.


blah {
  attribute: value;
  attribute-dash: value;


  attribute: value,
  'attribute-dash': value

Because of this, you need to replace the ; with ,.

<div [ngStyle]="{'width': '100%', 'height': '100%', 'background-size': 'cover', 'background-repeat': 'no-repeat', 'border-radius': '0px'}"></div>

NOTE: ngStyle is supposed to be used if you have dynamic values you’re trying to set. It allows you to pass variables into the styles as well as toggle specific styles using booleans. If you’re just trying to set inline styles, you should use the normal style attribute.