Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Angular - Parent listens for child event

The child component exposes an EventEmitter property with which it emits events when something happens. The parent binds to that event property and reacts to those events.
The child's EventEmitter property is an output property, typically adorned with an @Output decoration as seen in this VoterComponent:
import { Component, EventEmitter, Input, Output } from '@angular/core';

  selector: 'app-voter',
  template: `
    <button (click)="vote(true)"  [disabled]="didVote">Agree</button>
    <button (click)="vote(false)" [disabled]="didVote">Disagree</button>
export class VoterComponent {
  @Input()  name: string;
  @Output() voted = new EventEmitter<boolean>();
  didVote = false;

  vote(agreed: boolean) {
    this.didVote = true;
Clicking a button triggers emission of a true or false, the boolean payload.
The parent VoteTakerComponent binds an event handler called onVoted() that responds to the child event payload $event and updates a counter.
import { Component }      from '@angular/core';

  selector: 'app-vote-taker',
  template: `
    <h2>Should mankind colonize the Universe?</h2>
    <h3>Agree: {{agreed}}, Disagree: {{disagreed}}</h3>
    <app-voter *ngFor="let voter of voters"
export class VoteTakerComponent {
  agreed = 0;
  disagreed = 0;
  voters = ['Mr. IQ', 'Ms. Universe', 'Bombasto'];

  onVoted(agreed: boolean) {
    agreed ? this.agreed++ : this.disagreed++;
The framework passes the event argument—represented by $event—to the handler method, and the method processes it:

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