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Angular Material — Stepper

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Angular Material is a popular UI framework based on Material Design for Angular.

In this article, we’ll look at how to use Angular Material into our Angular project.

Stepper

We can add steps display with the mat-horizontal-stepper component.

For example, we can write:

app.module.ts

import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';

import { AppRoutingModule } from './app-routing.module';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import { BrowserAnimationsModule } from '@angular/platform-browser/animations';
import { MatStepperModule } from '@angular/material/stepper';
import { MatFormFieldModule } from '@angular/material/form-field';
import { MatInputModule } from '@angular/material/input';
import { FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule } from '@angular/forms';
import { MatButtonModule } from '@angular/material/button';

@NgModule({
  declarations: [
    AppComponent
  ],
  imports: [
    BrowserModule,
    AppRoutingModule,
    BrowserAnimationsModule,
    MatStepperModule,
    MatFormFieldModule,
    FormsModule,
    ReactiveFormsModule,
    MatInputModule,
    MatButtonModule
  ],
  providers: [],
  bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }

app.component.ts

import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import { FormBuilder, FormGroup, Validators } from '@angular/forms';

@Component({
  selector: 'app-root',
  templateUrl: './app.component.html',
  styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
})
export class AppComponent {
  firstFormGroup: FormGroup;
  secondFormGroup: FormGroup;
  isEditable = false;

  constructor(private _formBuilder: FormBuilder) { }

  ngOnInit() {
    this.firstFormGroup = this._formBuilder.group({
      firstCtrl: ['', Validators.required]
    });
    this.secondFormGroup = this._formBuilder.group({
      secondCtrl: ['', Validators.required]
    });
  }
}

app.component.html

<div>
  <mat-horizontal-stepper linear #stepper>
    <mat-step [stepControl]="firstFormGroup" [editable]="true">
      <form [formGroup]="firstFormGroup">
        <ng-template matStepLabel>Fill out your name</ng-template>
        <mat-form-field>
          <mat-label>Name</mat-label>
          <input matInput formControlName="firstCtrl"
            placeholder="Name" required>
        </mat-form-field>
        <div>
          <button mat-button matStepperNext>Next</button>
        </div>
      </form>
    </mat-step>
    <mat-step [stepControl]="secondFormGroup" [editable]="true">
      <form [formGroup]="secondFormGroup">
        <ng-template matStepLabel>Fill out your address</ng-template>
        <mat-form-field>
          <mat-label>Address</mat-label>
          <input matInput formControlName="secondCtrl"
            placeholder="Address" required>
        </mat-form-field>
        <div>
          <button mat-button matStepperPrevious>Back</button>
          <button mat-button matStepperNext>Next</button>
        </div>
      </form>
    </mat-step>
    <mat-step>
      <ng-template matStepLabel>Done</ng-template>
      <p>You are now done.</p>
      <div>
        <button mat-button matStepperPrevious>Back</button>
        <button mat-button (click)="stepper.reset()">Reset</button>
      </div>
    </mat-step>
  </mat-horizontal-stepper>
</div>

We add the MatStepperModule to let us add the mat-horizontal-stepper and mat-step components.

The MatFormFieldComponent lets us add a form field.

The FormsModule and ReactiveFormsModule let us add the form validation to our app.

MatInputModule lets us add inputs to mat-form-fields with the matInput directive.

MatButtonModule lets us add Material Design style buttons.

In app.component.ts , we add the reactive forms.

Then in app.component.html , we add the mat-horizontal-stepper to add the stepper.

The mat-step components have the steps.

Each step has its own form with its own form field.

The editable attribute makes the step editable.

The matStepperNext directive makes the button go to the next step.

The formControlName attribute sets the form control name to the ones defined in the component class so that we can add form validation.

We need to add the formGroup attribute for this to work.

The stepper.reset method resets the stepper state.

Conclusion

We can add a stepper with the mat-step and mat-horizontal-stepper components.

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