Angular Material 7 - Input


The <mat-input>, an Angular Directive, is used for <input> and <textarea> elements to work under <mat-form-field>.

Following input types can be used within <mat-input>.

  • color
  • date
  • datetime-local
  • email
  • month
  • number
  • password
  • search
  • tel
  • text
  • time
  • url
  • week

In this chapter, we will showcase the configuration required to use a mat-input control in Angular Material.

Create Angular Application

Follow the following steps to update the Angular application we created in Angular 6 - Project Setup chapter −

Step Description
1 Create a project with a name materialApp as explained in the Angular 6 - Project Setup chapter.
2 Modify app.module.ts, app.component.ts, app.component.css and app.component.html as explained below. Keep rest of the files unchanged.
3 Compile and run the application to verify the result of the implemented logic.

Following is the content of the modified module descriptor app.module.ts.

import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import {BrowserAnimationsModule} from '@angular/platform-browser/animations';
import {MatInputModule} from '@angular/material'
import {FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule} from '@angular/forms';
   declarations: [
   imports: [
   providers: [],
   bootstrap: [AppComponent]
export class AppModule { }

Following is the content of the modified CSS file app.component.css.

.tp-form {
   min-width: 150px;
   max-width: 500px;
   width: 100%;
.tp-full-width {
   width: 100%;

Following is the content of the modified ts file app.component.ts.

import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import { FormControl } from "@angular/forms";
import {Validators} from '@angular/forms';
   selector: 'app-root',
   templateUrl: './app.component.html',
   styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
export class AppComponent {
   title = 'materialApp';
   emailFormControl = new FormControl('', [

Following is the content of the modified HTML host file app.component.html.

<form class = "tp-form">
   <mat-form-field class = "tp-full-width">
      <input matInput placeholder = "Favorite Food" value = "Pasta">
   <mat-form-field class = "tp-full-width">
      <textarea matInput placeholder = "Enter your comment"></textarea>
   <mat-form-field class = "tp-full-width">
      <input matInput placeholder = "Email" [formControl] = "emailFormControl">
      <mat-error *ngIf = "emailFormControl.hasError('email') 
         && !emailFormControl.hasError('required')">
         Please enter a valid email address
      <mat-error *ngIf = "emailFormControl.hasError('required')">
         Email is <strong>required</strong>


Verify the result.



  • As first, we've created an form field using mat-form-field wrapper.

  • Then, a form control is added to the form field using input and matInput attribute.