Angular Material 7 - Slider

The <mat-slider>, an Angular Directive, is used as a enhanced range selector with material design styling and animation capabilities.

In this chapter, we will showcase the configuration required to draw a slider control using 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 {MatSliderModule, MatCheckboxModule} from '@angular/material'
import {FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule} from '@angular/forms';
   declarations: [
   imports: [
      MatSliderModule, MatCheckboxModule,
   providers: [],
   bootstrap: [AppComponent]
export class AppModule { }

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

   class = "tp-margin"
   [disabled] = "disabled"
   [invert] = "invert"      
   [thumbLabel] = "thumbLabel"     
   [(ngModel)] = "value"
   [vertical] = "vertical">
<section class = "tp-section">
   <mat-checkbox class = "tp-margin" [(ngModel)] = "thumbLabel">Show thumb label</mat-checkbox>
<section class = "tp-section">
   <mat-checkbox class = "tp-margin" [(ngModel)] = "vertical">Vertical</mat-checkbox>
   <mat-checkbox class = "tp-margin" [(ngModel)] = "invert">Inverted</mat-checkbox>
<section class = "tp-section">
   <mat-checkbox class = "tp-margin" [(ngModel)] = "disabled">Disabled</mat-checkbox>

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

.tp-section {
   display: flex;
   align-content: center;
   align-items: center;
   height: 60px;
.tp-margin {
   margin: 30px;

.mat-slider-horizontal {
   width: 300px;
.mat-slider-vertical {
   height: 300px;

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

import { Component } from '@angular/core';
   selector: 'app-root',
   templateUrl: './app.component.html',
   styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
export class AppComponent {
   title = 'materialApp'; 
   disabled = false;
   invert = false;
   thumbLabel = false;
   value = 0;
   vertical = false;


Verify the result.



  • As first, we've created four check boxes using mat-checkbox and bind them using ngModel with variables. These properties will be used to customize the slider.

  • Then, we've created the slider and showcased its various attributes bound with variables in .ts file.

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