Reactive Forms Integration

The Ignite UI for Angular controls can be easily integrated into Reactive Forms that provide a model-driven approach for handling form inputs.


The following sample demonstrates the igx-input-group, igx-select and igx-combo controls when used in Reactive Forms.


First Steps

Before you get started with Reactive Forms, you need to import all required modules for the Ignite UI components as well as the ReactiveFormsModule:

// app.module.ts

import { IgxIconModule, IgxInputGroupModule, IgxButtonModule, IgxRippleModule, IgxDatePickerModule, IgxTimePickerModule, IgxComboModule, igxSelectModule } from "igniteui-angular";
import { ReactiveFormsModule } from "@angular/forms";

    imports: [..., IgxIconModule, IgxInputGroupModule, IgxButtonModule, IgxRippleModule, IgxDatePickerModule, IgxTimePickerModule, IgxComboModule, igxSelectModule, ReactiveFormsModule],
export class AppModule {}

For a complete introduction to Reactive Forms, follow the Angular tutorial.

Create Form

Use the formGroup property of the form element to set the model for the form. Next, add formControlName to each of the input fields, which will correspond to each individual model property.

<form class="input-group-form" [formGroup]="user" (ngSubmit)="onSubmit()">
    <h4>Book your movie ticket</h4>
    <igx-select #select name="movies" formControlName="movie">
        <igx-select-item-group *ngFor="let genre of genres" [label]="genre.type">
            <igx-select-item *ngFor="let movie of genre.movies" [value]="movie">
                {{ movie }}
        <label igxLabel for="movies">Movie</label>
        <ng-template igxSelectToggleIcon>
            <igx-icon fontSet="material">local_movies</igx-icon>
        <input igxInput name="fullName" type="text" formControlName="fullName"/>
        <label igxLabel for="fullName">Full Name</label>
     <igx-combo #combo1 class="input-container" width="100%" [itemsMaxHeight]="130"
        [data]="genres" [valueKey]="'type'" [displayKey]="'type'"
        type="line" formControlName="genres"
        placeholder="Select your favorite genres" searchPlaceholder="Search...">

The object, assigned to the formGroup property, is the form model which needs to be of type FormGroup. Then, following the Angular tutorial for Reactive Forms, we need a FormBuilder in our constructor in order to define and configure the various form fields:

export class ReactiveFormsSampleComponent {

    public user: FormGroup;
    constructor(fb: FormBuilder) {
        this.user ={
            date: [""],
            dateTime: [""],
            email: ["", Validators.required],
            fullName: new FormControl("", Validators.required),
            genres: ["", Validators.required],
            movie: ["", Validators.required],
            phone: [""]

In our case the movie, fullName, email, and genres form fields are required and the form won't be submitted, unless their values are set.

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