Creating Template-Driven Forms in Angular

A Comprehensive Guide

Ayyaz Zafar


Creating Template-Driven Forms in Angular

Introduction: Why Template-Driven Forms?

Welcome to our in-depth tutorial on creating template-driven forms in Angular. Ideal for both beginners and seasoned developers, this guide aims to thoroughly explain the concept and implementation of template-driven forms, a less verbose yet highly effective method for building forms in Angular.

What is a Template-Driven Form?

Template-driven forms are Angular’s approach to simplifying form creation. Unlike reactive forms, they are more straightforward and rely on two-way data binding. This means the model updates automatically as you make changes to the form fields, making them perfect for simpler applications.

Initial Setup: Installing Angular CLI

Ensure you have Angular CLI installed to proceed. If not, install it using the command:

npm install -g @angular/cli

This command installs Angular CLI globally on your system, enabling you to start any Angular project effortlessly.

Step 1: Creating Your Angular Project

Initiate a new Angular project with:

ng new my-form-app

Replace “my-form-app” with your desired project name. Once the project is set up, you’re ready to work on your form.

Step 2: Defining the Form in HTML

Go to your app component’s HTML file. Here, define your form. Start with a <form> tag and add input elements for a basic registration form. For instance:

<input type="text" name="name" [(ngModel)]="" placeholder="Name">
<input type="email" name="email" [(ngModel)]="" placeholder="Email">
<input type="password" name="password" [(ngModel)]="user.password" placeholder="Password">
<button type="submit">Submit</button>

Step 3: Setting Up the Forms Module

In your app component file, import the FormsModule to use ngModel:

import { FormsModule } from…