Home and register components

Right click on the app folder and click Generate Component, name it home.

Right click on the app folder and click Generate Component, name it register.

Edit home.component.html and add the basic structure for the home page.

<div style="text-align: center">
  <h1>Find your match!</h1>
  <p class="lead">Come on in to view your matches... All you need to do is sign up!</p>
  <div class="text-center">
    <button class="btn btn-primary btn-lg">Register</button>
    <button class="btn btn-info btn-lg">Learn more</button>

In app.component.html substitute the h1 with the app-home component.

Check that the site is working fine in the browser.


In register.component.ts add a few things:

  • a prop: model: any = {}
  • a register method that logs the model
  • a cancel method that logs “cancelled”

In register.component.html add a new form for the registration. The html struscture is simple.

To use the form we do almost the same things done for the loginForm

  • to the form add #registerForm=“ngForm”
  • to the form add (ngSubmit)=“register()”
  • to both the user input add required, name and the [(ngModel)] binding
  • to the cancel button add (click)=“cancel()”
<form #registerForm="ngForm" (ngSubmit)="register()">
  <h2 class="text-center text-primary">Sign up</h2>
  <div class="form-group">
    <input type="text" placeholder="Username" class="form-control" required name="username" [(ngModel)]="model.username">
  <div class="form-group">
    <input type="password" placeholder="Password" class="form-control" required name="password" [(ngModel)]="model.password">
  <div class="form-group text-center">
    <button type="submit" [disabled]="!registerForm.valid" class="btn btn-success">Register</button>
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-default">Cancel</button>

Put registration in home

In home.component.html add a div below the app-register component. We will switch the visibility of the two divs.

The new div use a ngIf on the property registerMode and the register button will call toggleRegister().

<button class="btn btn-primary btn-lg" (click)="toggleRegister()">Register</button>
<div class="container" *ngIf="registerMode">
  <div class="col-md-4 col-md-offset-4">

In home.component.ts add a prop registerMode: bool = false and the registerToggle() function.

Now the child component can’t call the parent component to directly call the function.

Passing properties between components

A child component can have a @Input() decorator to a property. That prop is then accessible from the parent as an attribute of the tag.

<app-mycomponent [myproperty]="somevalue"></app-mycomponent>

A child component can have an @Output() decorator to an EventEmmitter property.

In register.component.ts add a new property cancelRegister. Then in the cancel function emit the event.

@Output() cancelRegister = new EventEmitter();
cancel() {

In home.component.html add a binding to the new event in the app-register tag and call the function cancelRegisterMode().

<app-register (cancelRegister)="cancelRegisterMode($event)"></app-register>
toggleRegister() {
  this.registerMode = true;

cancelRegisterMode(registerMode: boolean) {
  this.registerMode = registerMode;

And now we can add the ngIf to the first div of home.component.html

<div style="text-align: center" *ngIf="!registerMode">

Add a register method to auth service

Open auth.service.ts and refactor in a private method the first two lines of login.

register(model: any) {
  return + 'register', model, this.httpOptions());

private httpOptions() {
  const header = new Headers({ 'Content-type': 'application/json' });
  return new RequestOptions({ headers: header });

Then in register.component.ts inject the AuthService in the constructor, then use it in the register method.

register() {
  this.auth.register(this.model).subscribe(() => {
    console.log('registration complete')
  }, error => {

Test a registration and check in the database if the user was created.

Clean up value

Remove the values component by deleting the folder, remove the reference from app.module.ts and the tag in app.component.html.

Check again that the app is working.