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Using Angular Material Components With the ABP Framework

Introduction

Angular Material library is a popular and well-known library in the community. We will implement Angular Material components with the ABP framework in this article. We will follow the Book Store tutorial which documented in ABP Documentation

This article doesn't include server-side parts except the Author With Books Form section. Please follow the tutorial for server-side parts.

Installation

Create a project with ABP CLI. Run following command in terminal:

    abp new Acme.BookStore.AngularMaterial -u angular -o AcmeBookStoreAngularMaterial

Add Angular Material package to the created project. Run this command in the terminal at the angular directory:

    ng add @angular/material

Book CRUD Actions

Please complete the following steps before starting this section:

In this section, we will create the book list page, book create and update dialog using the Angular Material Modules.

Add material modules to SharedModule's imports and exports arrays which placed in angular/src/app/shared/shared.module.ts:

import { MatCardModule } from "@angular/material/card";
import { MatTableModule } from "@angular/material/table";
import { MatPaginatorModule } from "@angular/material/paginator";
import { MatSortModule } from "@angular/material/sort";
import { MatButtonModule } from "@angular/material/button";

@NgModule({
  imports: [
    CoreModule,
    ThemeSharedModule,
    ThemeBasicModule,
    NgbDropdownModule,
    NgxValidateCoreModule,

    MatCardModule, // added this line
    MatTableModule, // added this line
    MatPaginatorModule, // added this line
    MatSortModule, // added this line
    MatButtonModule, // added this line
  ],
  exports: [
    CoreModule,
    ThemeSharedModule,
    ThemeBasicModule,
    NgbDropdownModule,
    NgxValidateCoreModule,

    MatCardModule, // added this line
    MatTableModule, // added this line
    MatPaginatorModule, // added this line
    MatSortModule, // added this line
    MatButtonModule, // added this line
  ],
})
export class SharedModule {}

Run the following command in the terminal at the angular directory to create the book module:

yarn ng generate module book --module app --routing --route books

Remove CommonModule form and import SharedModule from imports array at book.module.ts:

import { NgModule } from "@angular/core";
import { BookRoutingModule } from "./book-routing.module";
import { BookComponent } from "./book.component";
import { SharedModule } from "../shared/shared.module";

@NgModule({
  declarations: [BookComponent],
  imports: [
    BookRoutingModule,
    SharedModule, // this line added
  ],
})
export class BookModule {}

We deleted the CommonModule because CommonModule in CoreModule's exports array and CoreModule in SharedModule's exports array.

We will add routes by adding items to the return array of the routesProvider created when creating a project for adding navigation elements for books route. For more information, see the RoutesService document.

Open the src/app/route.provider.ts file replace the configureRoutes function declaration as shown below:

import { eLayoutType, RoutesService } from "@abp/ng.core";

function configureRoutes(routes: RoutesService) {
  return () => {
    routes.add([
      {
        path: "/",
        name: "::Menu:Home",
        iconClass: "fas fa-home",
        order: 1,
        layout: eLayoutType.application,
      },
      {
        path: "/book-store",
        name: "::Menu:BookStore",
        iconClass: "fas fa-book",
        order: 2,
        layout: eLayoutType.application,
      },
      {
        path: "/books",
        name: "::Menu:Books",
        parentName: "::Menu:BookStore",
        layout: eLayoutType.application,
      },
    ]);
  };
}

Book List

Replace BookComponent with the following code placed at angular/src/book/book.component.ts :

import { Component, OnInit } from "@angular/core";
import { ListService, PagedResultDto } from "@abp/ng.core";
import { BookDto, BookService } from "@proxy/books";
import { PageEvent } from "@angular/material/paginator";
import { Sort } from "@angular/material/sort";

@Component({
  selector: "app-book",
  templateUrl: "./book.component.html",
  styleUrls: ["./book.component.scss"],
  providers: [ListService],
})
export class BookComponent implements OnInit {
  book = { items: [], totalCount: 0 } as PagedResultDto<BookDto>;
  columns: string[] = ["name", "type", "price"];

  constructor(
    public readonly list: ListService,
    private bookService: BookService
  ) {
    this.list.maxResultCount = 2;
  }

  ngOnInit() {
    const bookStreamCreator = (query) => this.bookService.getList(query);

    this.list.hookToQuery(bookStreamCreator).subscribe((response) => {
      this.book = response;
    });
  }

  changePage(pageEvent: PageEvent) {
    this.list.page = pageEvent.pageIndex;
  }

  changeSort(sort: Sort) {
    this.list.sortKey = sort.active;
    this.list.sortOrder = sort.direction;
  }
}
  • We imported and injected the generated BookService.
  • We used the ListService, a utility service of the ABP Framework which provides easy pagination, sorting and searching.
  • We set this.list.maxResultCount to 2 in the constructor, it can be changed programmatically for example changing value with the dropdown in the template

Replace the book.component.html in the angular/src/book/ with following code:

<mat-card>
  <mat-card-header class="w-100">
    <mat-card-title-group class="w-100">
      <mat-card-title class="abp-card-title"
        >{{ '::Menu:Books' | abpLocalization }}</mat-card-title
      >
    </mat-card-title-group>
  </mat-card-header>
  <mat-card-content>
    <table
      mat-table
      [dataSource]="book.items"
      class="w-100"
      matSort
      (matSortChange)="changeSort($event)"
    >
      <tr mat-header-row *matHeaderRowDef="columns"></tr>
      <tr mat-row *matRowDef="let myRowData; columns: columns"></tr>
      <ng-container matColumnDef="name">
        <th mat-header-cell *matHeaderCellDef mat-sort-header>
          {{'::Name' | abpLocalization}}
        </th>
        <td mat-cell *matCellDef="let element">{{element.name}}</td>
      </ng-container>
      <ng-container matColumnDef="type">
        <th mat-header-cell *matHeaderCellDef mat-sort-header>
          {{'::Type' | abpLocalization}}
        </th>
        <td mat-cell *matCellDef="let element">
          {{ '::Enum:BookType:' + element.type | abpLocalization }}
        </td>
      </ng-container>
      <mat-text-column
        [headerText]="'::Price' | abpLocalization"
        name="price"
      ></mat-text-column>
    </table>
    <mat-paginator
      [length]="book.totalCount"
      [pageSize]="list.maxResultCount"
      (page)="changePage($event)"
    ></mat-paginator>
  </mat-card-content>
</mat-card>
  • We used the Material Card component as a container
  • We used Material Table and we made name and type columns sortable. changeSort method executes when sorting change.
  • We used the Material Pagination. changePage method executes when the page changed

Book List

Book Create

In this section, we will create BookDialogComponent and we will display this component via Material Dialog. We will use also Material Input, Material Select, Material DatePicker modules in this component for book form.

Create a new component named BookDialogComponent in the angular/src/book/components folder with the following command:

yarn ng generate component book/components/BookDialog --module book

We used --module option for declaring in the component to a specific module.

Add Material modules to SharedModule's imports and exports arrays:

import { MatDialogModule } from "@angular/material/dialog";
import { MatDatepickerModule } from "@angular/material/datepicker";
import { MatFormFieldModule } from "@angular/material/form-field";
import { MatInputModule } from "@angular/material/input";
import { MatSelectModule } from "@angular/material/select";
import { MatIconModule } from "@angular/material/icon";
import { MatNativeDateModule } from "@angular/material/core";

@NgModule({
  imports: [
    // other imports
    MatDialogModule,
    MatDatepickerModule,
    MatNativeDateModule,
    MatFormFieldModule,
    MatInputModule,
    MatSelectModule,
    MatIconModule,
  ],
  exports: [
    // other exports
    MatDialogModule,
    MatDatepickerModule,
    MatFormFieldModule,
    MatInputModule,
    MatSelectModule,
    MatIconModule,
  ],
})
export class SharedModule {}

Replace book-dialog.component.ts in angular/src/book/ with following code:

import { Component, Inject, OnInit } from "@angular/core";
import {
  MAT_DIALOG_DATA,
  MAT_DIALOG_DEFAULT_OPTIONS,
} from "@angular/material/dialog";
import { FormBuilder, FormGroup, Validators } from "@angular/forms";
import { bookTypeOptions } from "@proxy/books";

@Component({
  selector: "app-book-dialog",
  templateUrl: "./book-dialog.component.html",
  styleUrls: ["./book-dialog.component.scss"],
  providers: [
    {
      provide: MAT_DIALOG_DEFAULT_OPTIONS,
      useValue: { hasBackdrop: true, width: "50vw" },
    },
  ],
})
export class BookDialogComponent implements OnInit {
  form: FormGroup;

  bookTypes = bookTypeOptions;

  constructor(private fb: FormBuilder) {}

  ngOnInit(): void {
    this.buildForm();
  }

  buildForm() {
    this.form = this.fb.group({
      name: [null, Validators.required],
      type: [null, Validators.required],
      publishDate: [null, Validators.required],
      price: [null, Validators.required],
    });
  }

  getFormValue() {
    const { publishDate } = this.form.value;
    return {
      ...this.form.value,
      publishDate: `${publishDate?.getFullYear()}-${
        publishDate?.getMonth() + 1
      }-${publishDate?.getDate()}`,
    };
  }
}
  • We made a form which form controls' names are the same as BookDto
  • We provided the MAT_DIALOG_DEFAULT_OPTIONS token to change Material Dialog options for this component. Provided options are only available for this component.

Replace the book-dialog.component.html with following code:

<h2 mat-dialog-title>{{ '::NewBook' | abpLocalization }}</h2>
<mat-dialog-content>
  <form [formGroup]="form" class="form-container">
    <mat-form-field class="w-100">
      <mat-label>{{'::Name' | abpLocalization}} <span> * </span></mat-label>
      <input type="text" id="book-name" matInput formControlName="name" />
    </mat-form-field>

    <mat-form-field class="w-100">
      <mat-label>{{'::Price' | abpLocalization}} <span> * </span></mat-label>
      <input type="number" id="book-price" matInput formControlName="price" />
    </mat-form-field>

    <mat-form-field class="w-100">
      <mat-label>{{'::Type' | abpLocalization}}<span> * </span></mat-label>
      <mat-select id="book-type" formControlName="type">
        <mat-option [value]="type.value" *ngFor="let type of bookTypes"
          >{{ '::Enum:BookType:' + type.value | abpLocalization }}</mat-option
        >
      </mat-select>
    </mat-form-field>

    <mat-form-field class="w-100">
      <mat-label
        >{{'::PublishDate' | abpLocalization}} <span> * </span></mat-label
      >
      <input matInput [matDatepicker]="picker" formControlName="publishDate" />
      <mat-datepicker-toggle matSuffix [for]="picker"></mat-datepicker-toggle>
      <mat-datepicker #picker></mat-datepicker>
    </mat-form-field>
  </form>
</mat-dialog-content>
<mat-dialog-actions>
  <button mat-button mat-dialog-close>{{ '::Close' | abpLocalization }}</button>
  <button mat-raised-button color="primary" [mat-dialog-close]="getFormValue()">
    {{'::Save' | abpLocalization}}
  </button>
</mat-dialog-actions>
  • We created a form with material form field components.
  • We added 2 buttons for closing dialog and saving form in the mat-dialog-actions element.

Create the createBook method and inject MatDialog in book.component.ts. Then use the material dialog's open method inside the createBook method:

import { BookDialogComponent } from "./components/book-dialog";

export class BookComponent {
  constructor(
    // ...
    // inject dialog
    public dialog: MatDialog
  ) {
    //...
  }
  //... other methods
  createBook() {
    const dialogRef = this.dialog.open(BookDialogComponent);
    dialogRef.afterClosed().subscribe((result) => {
      if (result) {
        this.bookService.create(result).subscribe(() => {
          this.list.get();
        });
      }
    });
  }
}
  • We displayed BookDialogComponent via Material Dialog. If the result has data after the dialog closes we made 2 HTTP requests for creating a book and refreshing the book list.

Add create book button near the mat-card-title element in book.component.html:

<mat-card-title class="abp-card-title"
  >{{ '::Menu:Books' | abpLocalization }}</mat-card-title
>
<button
  id="create"
  mat-raised-button
  color="primary"
  type="button"
  (click)="createBook()"
>
  <i class="fa fa-plus mr-1"></i>
  <span>{{ "::NewBook" | abpLocalization }}</span>
</button>

The final UI looks like below:

Book Create

Edit Book

We will use the same dialog component for editing the book. And we will add the actions column to the book list table. The actions column is a simple dropdown. We will use Material Menu for creating dropdown

Add MatMenuModule to SharedModule metadata's imports and exports array like this:

import { MatMenuModule } from "@angular/material/menu";

@NgModule({
  imports: [
    // other imports
    MatMenuModule,
  ],
  exports: [
    // other exports
    MatMenuModule,
  ],
})
export class SharedModule {}

Edit columns array and add editBook method in book.component.ts as shown below:

columns: string[] = ['actions', /* ... other columns*/];

editBook(id: string) {
    this.bookService.get(id).subscribe((book) => {
        const dialogRef = this.dialog.open(BookDialogComponent, {
            data: book
        });
        dialogRef.afterClosed().subscribe(result => {
            if (result) {
                this.bookService.update(id, result).subscribe(() => {
                    this.list.get();
                });
            }
        });
    });
}
  • We passed the data to BookDialogComponent with passing the data property open method of the material dialog.
  • We checked data after closing the dialog for sending HTTP requests as in the Create Book section.

Add actions column before name column and add mat-menu end of file in the book.component.html as shown below:

<mat-card>
    <!-- ... Material Table -->
    <ng-container matColumnDef="actions">
        <th mat-header-cell *matHeaderCellDef> {{'::Actions' | abpLocalization}} </th>
        <td mat-cell *matCellDef="let element">
          <button mat-raised-button color="primary" [matMenuTriggerFor]="menu" [matMenuTriggerData]="{id: element.id}">
            <mat-icon>settings</mat-icon>
            {{'::Actions' | abpLocalization}}
            <mat-icon>expand_more</mat-icon>
          </button>
        </td>
    </ng-container>
    <ng-container matColumnDef="name">
    <!-- OTHER COLUMNS -->
</mat-card>
<!-- MATERIAL MENU START -->
<mat-menu #menu="matMenu">
  <ng-template matMenuContent let-id="id">
    <button mat-menu-item (click)="editBook(id)">
      {{ '::Edit' | abpLocalization }}
    </button>
  </ng-template>
</mat-menu>
<!-- MATERIAL MENU END -->

Get passed data which passed with material dialog's open method and use this data to create a form with initial values in book-dialog.component.ts as shown below:

  constructor(
    //inject data
    @Inject(MAT_DIALOG_DATA) public data: BookDto,
  ) {
  }

  buildForm() {
    this.form = this.fb.group({
      name: [this.data?.name /*modified*/, Validators.required],
      type: [this.data?.type /*modified*/, Validators.required],
      publishDate: [this.data?.publishDate ? new Date(this.data.publishDate) : null, /*modified*/, Validators.required],
      price: [this.data?.price /*modified*/, Validators.required],
    });
  }

Edit the dialog title if component has data, display Edit Book text otherwise New Book in book-dialog.component.html:

<h2 mat-dialog-title>
  {{ (data ? '::EditBook' : '::NewBook' )| abpLocalization }}
</h2>

Book Edit

Delete Book

In the ABP Framework, a confirmation popup displays when the delete button is clicked. We will create a Confirmation Dialog and display this dialog with Material Dialog.

Create ConfirmationDialogComponent in angular/src/shared/components directory with following command:

yarn ng generate component shared/components/ConfirmationDialog --module shared

Replace ConfirmationDialogComponent with following code:

import { Component, Inject } from "@angular/core";
import {
  MAT_DIALOG_DATA,
  MAT_DIALOG_DEFAULT_OPTIONS,
} from "@angular/material/dialog";

export interface ConfirmationDialogData {
  title: string;
  description: string;
}
@Component({
  selector: "app-confirmation-dialog",
  templateUrl: "./confirmation-dialog.component.html",
  styleUrls: ["./confirmation-dialog.component.scss"],
  providers: [
    {
      provide: MAT_DIALOG_DEFAULT_OPTIONS,
      useValue: { hasBackdrop: true, width: "450px" },
    },
  ],
})
export class ConfirmationDialogComponent {
  constructor(@Inject(MAT_DIALOG_DATA) public data: ConfirmationDialogData) {}
}

Replace confirmation-dialog.component.html with the following code:

<mat-dialog-content>
  <div class="dialog-container">
    <mat-icon class="warn-icon" color="warn">warning</mat-icon>
    <h2 mat-dialog-title>{{ data.title | abpLocalization }}</h2>
    <p mat-dialog-title>{{ data.description | abpLocalization }}</p>
  </div>
</mat-dialog-content>
<mat-dialog-actions>
  <button mat-button mat-dialog-close [mat-dialog-close]="false">
    {{ '::Cancel' | abpLocalization }}
  </button>
  <button mat-raised-button color="primary" [mat-dialog-close]="true">
    {{ '::Yes' | abpLocalization }}
  </button>
</mat-dialog-actions>

Replace confirmation-dialog.component.scss with following code:

:host {
  .dialog-container {
    display: flex;
    flex-direction: column;
    align-items: center;
    justify-content: center;
  }
  mat-icon.warn-icon {
    font-size: 100px;
    height: 100px;
    width: 100px;
    line-height: 100px;
  }
  p {
    color: #777;
    font-size: 16px;
  }
}

Add deleteBook method to BookComponent:

import { BookDialogComponent } from './components/book-dialog/book-dialog.component';
import { ConfirmationDialogComponent } from '../shared/components/confirmation-dialog/confirmation-dialog.component';

deleteBook(id: string) {
    const confirmationDialogRef = this.dialog.open(ConfirmationDialogComponent, {
      data: {
        title: '::AreYouSure',
        description: '::AreYouSureToDelete'
      }
    });
    confirmationDialogRef.afterClosed().subscribe(confirmationResult => {
      if (confirmationResult) {
        this.bookService.delete(id).subscribe(() => this.list.get());
      }
    });
}

Add delete button to actions' button menu template in book.component.html:

<mat-menu #menu="matMenu">
  <ng-template matMenuContent let-id="id">
    <button mat-menu-item (click)="editBook(id)">
      {{ '::Edit' | abpLocalization }}
    </button>
    <!-- Delete Button Start -->
    <button mat-menu-item (click)="deleteBook(id)">
      {{ '::Delete' | abpLocalization }}
    </button>
    <!-- Delete Button End -->
  </ng-template>
</mat-menu>

Book Delete

Authorization

You can follow steps for authorization at the Web Application Development Tutorial - Part 5: Authorization

Author CRUD Actions

Please complete the following steps before starting this section

In this section, we will create an author list page and author create/update dialog by following the same steps in the Book CRUD Actions section

Run the following command in the terminal for creating author module and components:

yarn ng generate module author --module app --routing --route authors

Create AuthorDialogComponent in angular/src/app/author/components directory with following command:

yarn ng generate component author/components/AuthorDialog -m author

Add SharedModule to AuthorModule's imports array:

import { NgModule } from "@angular/core";
import { AuthorWithBooksRoutingModule } from "./author-with-books-routing.module";
import { AuthorWithBooksComponent } from "./author-with-books.component";
import { SharedModule } from "../shared/shared.module";

@NgModule({
  declarations: [AuthorComponent, AuthorDialogComponent],
  imports: [SharedModule, AuthorRoutingModule],
})
export class AuthorModule {}

Open the src/app/route.provider.ts file replace the configureRoutes function declaration as shown below:

function configureRoutes(routes: RoutesService) {
  return () => {
    routes.add([
      // other routes
      {
        path: "/authors",
        name: "::Menu:Authors",
        parentName: "::Menu:BookStore",
        layout: eLayoutType.application,
      },
    ]);
  };
}

Replace AuthorDialogComponent with following code below:

import { Component, Inject, OnInit } from "@angular/core";
import {
  MAT_DIALOG_DATA,
  MAT_DIALOG_DEFAULT_OPTIONS,
} from "@angular/material/dialog";
import { AuthorDto } from "@proxy/authors";
import { FormBuilder, FormGroup, Validators } from "@angular/forms";

@Component({
  selector: "app-author-dialog",
  templateUrl: "./author-dialog.component.html",
  styleUrls: ["./author-dialog.component.scss"],
  providers: [
    {
      provide: MAT_DIALOG_DEFAULT_OPTIONS,
      useValue: { hasBackdrop: true, width: "50vw" },
    },
  ],
})
export class AuthorDialogComponent implements OnInit {
  form: FormGroup;

  constructor(
    @Inject(MAT_DIALOG_DATA) public data: AuthorDto,
    private fb: FormBuilder
  ) {}
  ngOnInit(): void {
    this.buildForm();
  }

  buildForm() {
    this.form = this.fb.group({
      name: [this.data?.name, Validators.required],
      birthDate: [
        this.data?.birthDate ? new Date(this.data.birthDate) : null,
        Validators.required,
      ],
    });
  }

  getFormValue() {
    const { birthDate } = this.form.value;
    return {
      ...this.form.value,
      publishDate: `${birthDate?.getFullYear()}-${
        birthDate?.getMonth() + 1
      }-${birthDate?.getDate()}`,
    };
  }
}

Replace author-dialog.component.html with the following code below:

<h2 mat-dialog-title>
  {{ (data ? '::EditAuthor' : '::NewAuthor' )| abpLocalization }}
</h2>
<mat-dialog-content>
  <form [formGroup]="form" class="form-container">
    <mat-form-field class="w-100">
      <mat-label>{{'::Name' | abpLocalization}} <span> * </span></mat-label>
      <input matInput id="author-name" formControlName="name" autofocus />
    </mat-form-field>

    <mat-form-field class="w-100">
      <mat-label>{{'::BirthDate' | abpLocalization}}<span> * </span></mat-label>
      <input matInput [matDatepicker]="picker" formControlName="birthDate" />
      <mat-datepicker-toggle matSuffix [for]="picker"></mat-datepicker-toggle>
      <mat-datepicker #picker></mat-datepicker>
    </mat-form-field>
  </form>
</mat-dialog-content>
<mat-dialog-actions>
  <button mat-button mat-dialog-close>{{ '::Close' | abpLocalization }}</button>
  <button mat-raised-button color="primary" [mat-dialog-close]="getFormValue()">
    {{'::Save' |abpLocalization}}
  </button>
</mat-dialog-actions>

Replace author.component.ts with following code below:

import { Component, OnInit } from "@angular/core";
import { ListService, PagedResultDto } from "@abp/ng.core";
import { AuthorDto, AuthorService } from "@proxy/authors";
import { FormGroup } from "@angular/forms";
import { PageEvent } from "@angular/material/paginator";
import { Sort } from "@angular/material/sort";
import { MatDialog } from "@angular/material/dialog";
import { AuthorDialogComponent } from "./components/author-dialog/author-dialog.component";
import { ConfirmationDialogComponent } from "../shared/components/confirmation-dialog/confirmation-dialog.component";

@Component({
  selector: "app-author",
  templateUrl: "./author.component.html",
  styleUrls: ["./author.component.scss"],
  providers: [ListService],
})
export class AuthorComponent implements OnInit {
  author = { items: [], totalCount: 0 } as PagedResultDto<AuthorDto>;

  form: FormGroup;

  columns = ["actions", "name", "birthDate"];

  constructor(
    public readonly list: ListService,
    private authorService: AuthorService,
    public dialog: MatDialog
  ) {}

  ngOnInit(): void {
    const authorStreamCreator = (query) => this.authorService.getList(query);

    this.list.hookToQuery(authorStreamCreator).subscribe((response) => {
      this.author = response;
    });
  }

  changePage(pageEvent: PageEvent) {
    this.list.page = pageEvent.pageIndex;
  }

  changeSort(sort: Sort) {
    this.list.sortKey = sort.active;
    this.list.sortOrder = sort.direction;
  }

  createAuthor() {
    const dialogRef = this.dialog.open(AuthorDialogComponent);
    dialogRef.afterClosed().subscribe((result) => {
      if (result) {
        this.authorService.create(result).subscribe(() => {
          this.list.get();
        });
      }
    });
  }

  editAuthor(id: any) {
    this.authorService.get(id).subscribe((author) => {
      const dialogRef = this.dialog.open(AuthorDialogComponent, {
        data: author,
      });
      dialogRef.afterClosed().subscribe((result) => {
        if (result) {
          this.authorService.update(id, result).subscribe(() => {
            this.list.get();
          });
        }
      });
    });
  }

  deleteAuthor(id: string) {
    const confirmationDialogRef = this.dialog.open(
      ConfirmationDialogComponent,
      {
        data: {
          title: "::AreYouSure",
          description: "::AreYouSureToDelete",
        },
      }
    );
    confirmationDialogRef.afterClosed().subscribe((confirmationResult) => {
      if (confirmationResult) {
        this.authorService.delete(id).subscribe(() => this.list.get());
      }
    });
  }
}

Replace author.component.html with the following code:

<mat-card>
  <mat-card-header class="w-100">
    <mat-card-title-group class="w-100">
      <mat-card-title class="abp-card-title"
        >{{ '::Menu:Authors' | abpLocalization }}</mat-card-title
      >
      <div class="button-container">
        <button
          id="create"
          mat-raised-button
          color="primary"
          type="button"
          (click)="createAuthor()"
        >
          <i class="fa fa-plus mr-1"></i>
          <span>{{ '::NewAuthor' | abpLocalization }}</span>
        </button>
      </div>
    </mat-card-title-group>
  </mat-card-header>
  <mat-card-content>
    <table
      mat-table
      [dataSource]="author.items"
      class="w-100"
      matSort
      (matSortChange)="changeSort($event)"
    >
      <tr mat-header-row *matHeaderRowDef="columns"></tr>
      <tr mat-row *matRowDef="let myRowData; columns: columns"></tr>
      <ng-container matColumnDef="actions">
        <th mat-header-cell *matHeaderCellDef>
          {{'::Actions' | abpLocalization}}
        </th>
        <td mat-cell *matCellDef="let element">
          <button
            mat-raised-button
            color="primary"
            [matMenuTriggerFor]="menu"
            [matMenuTriggerData]="{id: element.id}"
          >
            <mat-icon>settings</mat-icon>
            {{'::Actions' | abpLocalization}}
            <mat-icon>expand_more</mat-icon>
          </button>
        </td> </ng-container
      ><ng-container matColumnDef="name">
        <th mat-header-cell *matHeaderCellDef mat-sort-header>
          {{'::Name' | abpLocalization}}
        </th>
        <td mat-cell *matCellDef="let element">{{element.name}}</td>
      </ng-container>
      <ng-container matColumnDef="birthDate">
        <th mat-header-cell *matHeaderCellDef mat-sort-header>
          {{'::BirthDate' | abpLocalization}}
        </th>
        <td mat-cell *matCellDef="let element">
          {{ element.birthDate | date }}
        </td>
      </ng-container>
    </table>
    <mat-paginator
      [length]="author.totalCount"
      [pageSize]="list.maxResultCount"
      (page)="changePage($event)"
    ></mat-paginator>
  </mat-card-content>
</mat-card>
<mat-menu #menu="matMenu">
  <ng-template matMenuContent let-id="id">
    <button mat-menu-item (click)="editAuthor(id)">
      {{ '::Edit' | abpLocalization }}
    </button>
    <button mat-menu-item (click)="deleteAuthor(id)">
      {{ '::Delete' | abpLocalization }}
    </button>
  </ng-template>
</mat-menu>

Open the en.json file under the Localization/BookStore folder of the Acme.BookStore.AngularMaterial.Domain.Shared project and add the following entries:

    "Menu:Authors": "Authors",
    "Authors": "Authors",
    "AuthorDeletionConfirmationMessage": "Are you sure to delete the author '{0}'?",
    "BirthDate": "Birth date",
    "NewAuthor": "New author",
    "EditAuthor": "Edit Author"

Author

Author And Book Relation

Please complete the following steps before starting this section

In this section, we will add author selection to the book creation form, create one form for adding an author with books using Material Stepper and display the author's name in the book list page.

Author Selection

We will add the author select box using Material Select and we will get authors from the server in BookDialogComponent.

Replace book-dialog.component.ts in app/src/book/components/book-dialog with following code:

import { Component, Inject, OnInit } from "@angular/core";
import {
  MAT_DIALOG_DATA,
  MAT_DIALOG_DEFAULT_OPTIONS,
} from "@angular/material/dialog";
import { FormBuilder, FormGroup, Validators } from "@angular/forms";
import {
  AuthorLookupDto,
  BookDto,
  BookService,
  bookTypeOptions,
} from "@proxy/books";
import { Observable } from "rxjs";
import { map } from "rxjs/operators";

@Component({
  selector: "app-book-dialog",
  templateUrl: "./book-dialog.component.html",
  styleUrls: ["./book-dialog.component.scss"],
  providers: [
    {
      provide: MAT_DIALOG_DEFAULT_OPTIONS,
      useValue: { hasBackdrop: true, width: "50vw" },
    },
  ],
})
export class BookDialogComponent implements OnInit {
  form: FormGroup;

  bookTypes = bookTypeOptions;

  authors$: Observable<AuthorLookupDto[]>; // this line added

  constructor(
    private fb: FormBuilder,
    @Inject(MAT_DIALOG_DATA) public data: BookDto,
    bookService: BookService // inject bookService
  ) {
    this.authors$ = bookService.getAuthorLookup().pipe(map((r) => r.items)); // this line added
  }

  ngOnInit(): void {
    this.buildForm();
  }

  buildForm() {
    this.form = this.fb.group({
      name: [this.data?.name, Validators.required],
      type: [this.data?.type, Validators.required],
      publishDate: [this.data?.publishDate, Validators.required],
      price: [this.data?.price, Validators.required],
      authorId: [this.data?.authorId, Validators.required], // this line added
    });
  }
}

Add author select box before name field in book-dialog.component.html as shown below:

<!-- Author select start-->
<mat-form-field class="w-100">
  <mat-label>{{'::Author' | abpLocalization}}<span> * </span></mat-label>
  <mat-select id="author-id" formControlName="authorId" autofocus>
    <mat-option [value]="author.id" *ngFor="let author of authors$ | async"
      >{{ author.name }}</mat-option
    >
  </mat-select>
</mat-form-field>
<!-- Author select end-->
<mat-form-field class="w-100">
  <mat-label>{{'::Name' | abpLocalization}} <span> * </span></mat-label>
  <input type="text" id="book-name" matInput formControlName="name" />
</mat-form-field>

Author Name Column

Add the authorName item to columns array in BookComponent:

columns: string[] = [/* ...other columns*/, 'authorName'];

Add the authorName column after price column in book.component.html:

<mat-text-column
  [headerText]="'::Price' | abpLocalization"
  name="price"
></mat-text-column>
<!-- Author Column Start-->
<mat-text-column
  [headerText]="'::Author' | abpLocalization"
  name="authorName"
></mat-text-column>
<!-- Author Column End -->

Author With Books Form

In this section, we will create an endpoint that takes author information and book list in the request body for creating an author and books by one request.

Create a class named CreateBookDto in Application.Contracts/Books folder:

using System;
using System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations;
using Acme.BookStore.Books;
using Volo.Abp.Application.Dtos;

namespace Acme.BookStore.AngularMaterial.Books
{
    public class CreateBookDto: AuditedEntityDto<Guid>
    {
        [Required]
        [StringLength(128)]
        public string Name { get; set; }

        [Required]
        public BookType Type { get; set; } = BookType.Undefined;

        [Required]
        [DataType(DataType.Date)]
        public DateTime PublishDate { get; set; } = DateTime.Now;

        [Required]
        public float Price { get; set; }
    }
}

Create a class named CreateAuthorWithBookDto in Application.Contracts/Books folder:

using System.Collections.Generic;
using Acme.BookStore.AngularMaterial.Authors;

namespace Acme.BookStore.AngularMaterial.Books
{
    public class CreateAuthorWithBookDto: CreateAuthorDto
    {
        public List<CreateBookDto> Books { get; set; }

        public CreateAuthorWithBookDto()
        {
            Books = new List<CreateBookDto>();
        }
    }
}

Create a class named AuthorWithDetailsDto in Application.Contracts/Books folder:

using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations;
using Acme.BookStore.AngularMaterial.Authors;

namespace Acme.BookStore.AngularMaterial.Books
{
    public class AuthorWithDetailsDto: AuthorDto
    {
        [Required]
        public List<BookDto> Books { get; set; }

        public AuthorWithDetailsDto()
        {
            Books = new List<BookDto>();
        }
    }
}

Add following line to IBookAppService interface which placed in Application.Contracts/Books:

Task<AuthorWithDetailsDto> CreateAuthorWithBooksAsync(CreateAuthorWithBookDto input);

Add mappings for the above DTO's lines to AngularMaterialApplicationAutoMapperProfile.cs

CreateMap<CreateAuthorWithBookDto, Author>();
CreateMap<CreateBookDto, Book>();
CreateMap<Author, AuthorWithDetailsDto>();

Inject AuthorManager and add CreateAuthorWithBooksAsync method to BookAppService.cs:

namespace Acme.BookStore.AngularMaterial.Books
{
    [Authorize(AngularMaterialPermissions.Books.Default)]
    public class BookAppService:
        CrudAppService<
            Book,
            BookDto,
            Guid,
            PagedAndSortedResultRequestDto,
            CreateUpdateBookDto>,
        IBookAppService
    {
        private readonly IAuthorRepository _authorRepository;
        private readonly AuthorManager _authorManager; // this line added
        public BookAppService(
            IRepository<Book, Guid> repository,
            IAuthorRepository authorRepository,
            // inject AuthorManager
            AuthorManager authorManager)
            : base(repository)
        {
            _authorRepository = authorRepository;
            _authorManager = authorManager;// this line added
            GetPolicyName = AngularMaterialPermissions.Books.Default;
            GetListPolicyName = AngularMaterialPermissions.Books.Default;
            CreatePolicyName = AngularMaterialPermissions.Books.Create;
            UpdatePolicyName = AngularMaterialPermissions.Books.Edit;
            DeletePolicyName = AngularMaterialPermissions.Books.Delete;
        }

        // Other class methods

        // This method added
        public async Task<AuthorWithDetailsDto> CreateAuthorWithBooksAsync(CreateAuthorWithBookDto input)
        {
            var author =  await _authorManager.CreateAsync(
                input.Name,
                input.BirthDate,
                input.ShortBio
            );

            var createdAuthor = await _authorRepository.InsertAsync(author);
            var authorWithBooks = ObjectMapper.Map<Author, AuthorWithDetailsDto>(createdAuthor);
            foreach (var book in input.Books)
            {
                var bookEntity = ObjectMapper.Map<CreateBookDto, Book>(book);
                bookEntity.AuthorId = author.Id;
                var createdBook = await Repository.InsertAsync(bookEntity);
                var bookDto = ObjectMapper.Map<Book, BookDto>(createdBook);
                bookDto.AuthorName = author.Name;
                authorWithBooks.Books.Add(bookDto);
            }

            return authorWithBooks;
        }
    }
}

Open the en.json file under the Localization/BookStore folder of the Acme.BookStore.AngularMaterial.Domain.Shared project and add the following entries:

    "AuthorInfo": "Author Info",
    "BookInfo": "Book Info",
    "AddBook": "Add Book",
    "NewAuthorWithBook": "New Author With Book",
    "AuthorWithBook:Success": "{0} added with books successfully"

Run generate-proxy command in the terminal at angular directory:

abp generate-proxy

We will create AuthorWithBooksModule with components and we will use Material Stepper inside the component.

Run the following command for creating AuthorWithBooksModule:

yarn ng generate module author-with-books --module app --routing --route author-with-books

Add SharedModule to AuthorWithBooksModule's imports array as shown below:

import { SharedModule } from "../shared/shared.module";

@NgModule({
  declarations: [AuthorWithBooksComponent],
  imports: [
    SharedModule, // this line added
    AuthorWithBooksRoutingModule,
  ],
})
export class AuthorWithBooksModule {}

Add MatStepperModule to SharedModule's imports array as shown below:

import { MatStepperModule } from "@angular/material/stepper";

@NgModule({
  imports: [
    // other imports
    MatStepperModule,
  ],
  exports: [
    // other exports
    MatStepperModule,
  ],
})
export class SharedModule {}

We will create one form which includes author form group and book form array. We will use these form elements at the Material Stepper integration.

Replace author-with-books.component.ts with the following code:

import { Component, OnInit } from "@angular/core";
import { bookTypeOptions } from "@proxy/books";
import { FormArray, FormBuilder, FormGroup, Validators } from "@angular/forms";
import { STEPPER_GLOBAL_OPTIONS } from "@angular/cdk/stepper";

@Component({
  selector: "app-author-with-book",
  templateUrl: "./author-with-book.component.html",
  styleUrls: ["./author-with-book.component.scss"],
  providers: [
    {
      provide: STEPPER_GLOBAL_OPTIONS,
      useValue: { displayDefaultIndicatorType: false },
    },
  ],
})
export class AuthorWithBooksComponent implements OnInit {
  form: FormGroup;

  bookTypes = bookTypeOptions;

  get bookFormArray(): FormArray {
    return this.form.get("books") as FormArray;
  }

  constructor(
    private fb: FormBuilder,
    private bookService: BookService,
    private toasterService: ToasterService
  ) {}

  ngOnInit(): void {
    this.form = this.fb.group({
      author: this.fb.group({
        name: [null, Validators.required],
        birthDate: [null, Validators.required],
      }),
      books: this.fb.array([this.getBookForm()]),
    });
  }

  getBookForm() {
    return this.fb.group({
      name: [null, Validators.required],
      type: [null, Validators.required],
      publishDate: [null, Validators.required],
      price: [null, Validators.required],
    });
  }

  addBook() {
    this.bookFormArray.push(this.getBookForm());
  }

  deleteBook(i: number) {
    this.bookFormArray.removeAt(i);
  }

  save() {
    if (this.form.invalid) {
      return;
    }
    const authorWithBook: CreateAuthorWithBookDto = {
      ...this.form.value.author,
      books: this.form.value.books,
    };
    this.bookService.createAuthorWithBooks(authorWithBook).subscribe((res) => {
      this.toasterService.success("::AuthorWithBook:Success", "", {
        messageLocalizationParams: [res.name],
      });
    });
  }
}
  • We created form until component initialization in the ngOnInit method
  • In the getBookForm method, returned
  • In the addBook method, we pushed a form group instance created in the getBookForm method to the book form array. We will execute this method when clicked on the Add Book button
  • We deleted a form group instance by index from the book form array in the deleteBook method
  • In the save method, we send an HTTP request for creating author and books if creation will be successful toaster message will be display

Replace the author-with-books.component.html content with following code:

<mat-vertical-stepper linear>
  <mat-step
    [label]="'::AuthorInfo' | abpLocalization"
    [stepControl]="form.get('author')"
    state="author"
  >
    <form [formGroup]="form.get('author')" class="form-container">
      <mat-form-field class="w-100">
        <mat-label>{{'::Name' | abpLocalization}} <span> * </span></mat-label>
        <input matInput id="author-name" formControlName="name" autofocus />
      </mat-form-field>

      <mat-form-field class="w-100">
        <mat-label
          >{{'::BirthDate' | abpLocalization}}<span> * </span></mat-label
        >
        <input matInput [matDatepicker]="picker" formControlName="birthDate" />
        <mat-datepicker-toggle matSuffix [for]="picker"></mat-datepicker-toggle>
        <mat-datepicker #picker></mat-datepicker>
      </mat-form-field>
    </form>
  </mat-step>
  <mat-step
    [label]="'::BookInfo' | abpLocalization"
    [stepControl]="form.get('books')"
    state="book"
  >
    <ng-container *ngFor="let book of bookFormArray.controls; index as i">
      <form [formGroup]="bookFormArray.at(i)" class="form-container book-form">
        <mat-form-field class="w-100">
          <mat-label>{{'::Name' | abpLocalization}} <span> * </span></mat-label>
          <input
            type="text"
            id="book-name"
            matInput
            formControlName="name"
            autofocus
          />
        </mat-form-field>

        <mat-form-field class="w-100">
          <mat-label
            >{{'::Price' | abpLocalization}} <span> * </span></mat-label
          >
          <input
            type="number"
            id="book-price"
            matInput
            formControlName="price"
          />
        </mat-form-field>

        <mat-form-field class="w-100">
          <mat-label>{{'::Type' | abpLocalization}}<span> * </span></mat-label>
          <mat-select id="book-type" formControlName="type">
            <mat-option [value]="null"
              >{{'::SelectBookType' | abpLocalization}}</mat-option
            >
            <mat-option [value]="type.value" *ngFor="let type of bookTypes"
              >{{ '::Enum:BookType:' + type.value | abpLocalization
              }}</mat-option
            >
          </mat-select>
        </mat-form-field>

        <mat-form-field class="w-100">
          <mat-label
            >{{'::PublishDate' | abpLocalization}} <span> * </span></mat-label
          >
          <input
            matInput
            [matDatepicker]="picker"
            formControlName="publishDate"
          />
          <mat-datepicker-toggle
            matSuffix
            [for]="picker"
          ></mat-datepicker-toggle>
          <mat-datepicker #picker></mat-datepicker>
        </mat-form-field>
      </form>
      <button
        type="button"
        mat-raised-button
        color="warn"
        (click)="deleteBook(i)"
      >
        {{'::Delete' | abpLocalization}}
      </button>
    </ng-container>
    <div class="button-container">
      <button mat-raised-button color="primary" (click)="addBook()">
        {{'::AddBook' | abpLocalization}}
      </button>
      <button
        *ngIf="bookFormArray.controls.length"
        mat-raised-button
        color="primary"
        [disabled]="form.invalid"
        (click)="save()"
      >
        {{'::Submit' | abpLocalization}}
      </button>
    </div>
  </mat-step>
  <ng-template matStepperIcon="author">
    <mat-icon>person</mat-icon>
  </ng-template>
  <ng-template matStepperIcon="book">
    <mat-icon>book</mat-icon>
  </ng-template>
</mat-vertical-stepper>
  • We created the same author form where we created in AuthorDialogComponent and we gave the author form group to mat-step's stepConrol input
  • We created the same book form which we created at BookDialogComponent except the author selection

Replace author-with-books.component.scss content with following code:

.book-form {
  margin-top: 20px;
}
.button-container {
  display: flex;
  width: 100%;
  justify-content: space-between;
  margin-top: 25px;
}

Finally add Create Author With Books button near the Create Author button in author.component.html:

<div class="button-container">
  <button
    id="create"
    mat-raised-button
    color="primary"
    type="button"
    (click)="createAuthor()"
  >
    <i class="fa fa-plus mr-1"></i>
    <span>{{ '::NewAuthor' | abpLocalization }}</span>
  </button>
  <button
    id="create-with-book"
    mat-raised-button
    color="primary"
    type="button"
    routerLink="/author-with-books"
  >
    <i class="fa fa-plus mr-1"></i>
    <span>{{'::NewAuthorWithBook' | abpLocalization }}</span>
  </button>
</div>

Final UI looks as shown below:

Author With Books

The Source Code

You can download the source code from here.

Conclusion

We implemented Angular Material Components to our angular application which was created with ABP Framework. There is no blocker case of using angular libraries with the ABP framework.

JobTitle

Front End Developer

Registration Date
9/20/2020