Syncs a FormControl in an existing FormGroup to a form control element by name.

See also

Exported from



Property Description
control: FormControl Read-Only

Tracks the FormControl instance bound to the directive.

@Input('formControlName')name: string | number | null

Tracks the name of the FormControl bound to the directive. The name corresponds to a key in the parent FormGroup or FormArray. Accepts a name as a string or a number. The name in the form of a string is useful for individual forms, while the numerical form allows for form controls to be bound to indices when iterating over controls in a FormArray.

@Input('disabled')isDisabled: boolean Write-Only

Triggers a warning in dev mode that this input should not be used with reactive forms.

@Input('ngModel')model: any Deprecated

Deprecated as of v6

@Output('ngModelChange')update: EventEmitter Deprecated

Deprecated as of v6

path: string[] Read-Only

Returns an array that represents the path from the top-level form to this control. Each index is the string name of the control on that level.

formDirective: any Read-Only

The top-level directive for this group if present, otherwise null.

Inherited from NgControl

Inherited from AbstractControlDirective


Register FormControl within a group

The following example shows how to register multiple form controls within a form group and set their value.

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

  selector: 'example-app',
  template: `
    <form [formGroup]="form" (ngSubmit)="onSubmit()">
      <div *ngIf="first.invalid"> Name is too short. </div>

      <input formControlName="first" placeholder="First name">
      <input formControlName="last" placeholder="Last name">

      <button type="submit">Submit</button>
   <button (click)="setValue()">Set preset value</button>
export class SimpleFormGroup {
  form = new FormGroup({
    first: new FormControl('Nancy', Validators.minLength(2)),
    last: new FormControl('Drew'),

  get first(): any {
    return this.form.get('first');

  onSubmit(): void {
    console.log(this.form.value);  // {first: 'Nancy', last: 'Drew'}

  setValue() {
    this.form.setValue({first: 'Carson', last: 'Drew'});

To see formControlName examples with different form control types, see:

Use with ngModel is deprecated

Support for using the ngModel input property and ngModelChange event with reactive form directives has been deprecated in Angular v6 and is scheduled for removal in a future version of Angular.

For details, see Deprecated features.


Sets the new value for the view model and emits an ngModelChange event.

viewToModelUpdate(newValue: any): void

newValue any

The new value for the view model.



Inherited from NgControl

Inherited from AbstractControlDirective

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