WARNING: sanitizing unsafe style value background-color


I've just had the same problem. I've solved it with this balise (Thanks to Sape The Mape) :

[ngStyle]="{'background-color': item.color}"

I wanted to deepen, and I've found this nice article about style within Angular : dynamic styles and this official documentation about binding style

Hope it helps you too :)


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Updated on September 14, 2022


  • cfoster5
    cfoster5 over 1 year

    Using Angular, I am pulling data from Firebase. I want user's chat messages to be based on a color that the user chooses, item.color. For a user that uses blue, I'm getting WARNING: sanitizing unsafe style value background-color:blue (see http://g.co/ng/security#xss).

    My HTML:

    <div *ngFor="let item of items; let i = index">
      <ion-card style="background-color:{{item.color}}" [ngClass]="{'me': item.sender == sender, 'notme': item.sender != sender}">
        <ion-card-header *ngIf="item.sender != sender">

    My TS:

    import { Component, OnInit, ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
    import { AngularFireDatabase, FirebaseListObservable } from 'angularfire2/database-deprecated';
    import { AngularFireAuth } from 'angularfire2/auth';
    import { Observable } from 'rxjs/Observable';
    import * as firebase from 'firebase/app';
    import { DomSanitizer } from '@angular/platform-browser';
      selector: 'page-chat',
      templateUrl: 'chat.html'
    export class ChatPage{
      @ViewChild(Content) content: Content;
      user: {};
        firebase.auth().onAuthStateChanged((user)=> {
          this.user = user;
          if (user) {
            var uid = user.uid;
            firebase.database().ref('/userprofile/' + uid + '/' + 'chatcolor').once('value').then((snapshot)=> {
              this.color = (snapshot.val());
      constructor(public af: AngularFireDatabase, private Svc: Service, private sanitizer: DomSanitizer) {
        this.style = sanitizer.bypassSecurityTrustStyle("blue")

    What do I need to do to be able to do this?

    • Sam S
      Sam S about 6 years
      Have you tried ngStyle <ion-card [ngStyle]="{ 'background-color': item.color }" [ngClass]="{'me': item.sender == sender, 'notme': item.sender != sender}">?
  • Maxim Mazurok
    Maxim Mazurok about 6 years
    Thanks! Solved same issue with background-image: [ngStyle]="{'background-image': 'url('+object.image+')'}"