A dynamic control library for angular and material design

Usage no npm install needed!

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Easy-Suite for Material Design for Angular (and later ionic)

This is the home for Easy-Suite. Built for Angular using Material Design.

Component abstraction to allow easy dynamic pages. Build pages from component or in HTML.


The latest release of Easy-Suite can be installed from npm

npm install --save easy-suite

Project status

Easy Suite is currently in beta and under active development. During beta, new features will be added regularly and APIs will evolve based on user feedback.

Feature status:

Feature Status
cards Available
tabs Available
button Available
checkbox Available
checkbox-group Available
radio Available
input Available
select Available
selectKeyValue Available
autocomplete Available
datepicker Available
data-table Available

"Available" means that the components or feature is published and available for use, but may still be missing some behaviors or polish.

Getting started

Step 1: Install Easy Suite

npm install --save easy-suite

Step 2: Import the component modules

Import the NgModule:

import {EasyModule} from 'easy-suite';

  imports: [EasyModule],

Step 3: Hello World

import { Component} from '@angular/core';
import { EasyForm, EasyFormService, EasyField, EasyNotification, Colors, ButtonTypes } from 'easy-suite';

  selector: 'hello-world',
  template: '<easy-form [form]="form"></easy-form>'

export class HelloWorldComponent {

  form: EasyForm;

  constructor(public easyFormService: EasyFormService) { 
    this.form = this.easyFormService.createForm();

  buildForm() {
    let container = this.form.addCardContainer("Hello World Title");

    container.addInputField('helloWorldInput', 'Hello World');

    container.addButtonField('Save', () => this.save(), { key:"1", color: Colors.color_primary, type: ButtonTypes.button_fab, icon: 'done' });

    let tabs = this.form.addTabContainer("Tab 1");

    let tab1 = tabs.container;
    tab1.addInputField("Input 1");

    let tab2 = tabs.tabs.addTabToTabContainer("Tab 2");
    tab2.addInputField("Input 2");

  save() {
    let fields = this.form.fields;

    let text = fields.filter(x => x.key == "helloWorldInput")[0].value;

    alert('Saving ' + text)



At runtime field names are validated to ensure only one key is added to the collection.

One of these exceptions can be thrown


More Methods

Containers :

form.addTabContainer(header: string, options: FieldOptions = {})
form.addCardContainer(header: string, options: FieldOptions = {})
form.addModalContainer(header: string, options: FieldOptions = {})


container.addInputField(label: string, options: FieldOptions = {})
container.addAutocompleteField(label: string, options: Array<KeyValue>)
container.addAutocompleteKeyValueField(label: string, options: Array<KeyValue>)
container.addCheckBoxField(label: string)
container.addSelectField(label: string, items: Array<string>
container.addSelectKeyValueField(label: string, items: Array<string>)
container.addButtonField(label: string, action: Function, options: FieldOptions = {})
container.addDatePickerField(label: string)
container.addRadioButtonField(label: string)
container.addCheckboxGroupField(label: string,items:["AA","AB"],{value:["AA"]})
container.addTableField<T>(key: string)

Floating Action Buttons (FABS):

this.form = this.easyFormService.createForm();
this.form.addAction("Save", () => this.save(), { icon: Icons.icon_done, color: Colors.color_primary });
this.form.addAction("Back", () => this.back(), { icon: Icons.icon_arrow_back, color: Colors.color_warn });


constructor( private easyModal: EasyModalService) {  }

let modal = form.addModalContainer(header: string, options: FieldOptions = {})
modal.addAction("Save", () => alert('save'));


export class FieldOptions<T> {
    color?: string
    icon?: string
    type?: string
    format?: string
    showLoader?: boolean
    columnSpan?: number
    value?: T
    key?: string
    label?: string
    required?: boolean
    order?: number
    controlType?: string
    action?: Function
    items?: Array<any>
    xsColumnSize?: string
    smColumnSize?: string
    mdColumnSize?: string
    lgColumnSize?: string
    xlColumnSize?: string
    hide?: boolean;
    maxLength?: number;
    validators?: Validator[]
    updateAction?: Function;

Available static types

Icons, InputTypes, ButtonTypes, Colors, DateFormats

Usage : 

import { ButtonTypes, Icons, Colors, InputTypes } from 'easy-suite';

tab.addInputField('Test Input', { type: InputTypes.input_type_password });

Step 4: Events


All fields expose a subscription property which can be subscribed to for field changes. Use this when fields are dependent on one another or you just need to know when something changes.

Example :

let field = container.addInputField('Hello World');



Example :

let field = container.addInputField('Hello World',{onEnter:()=>alert('Enter Pressed')});

Step 5 : Handling results

To auto map a dto to the fields collection use the mapFields method on EasyForm NB!!! Ensure the properties on the dto have been assigned values otherwise the properties aren't accessible to TypeScript

export class TestDto {
  name: string = ''; //Default value assigned.


To bind updates directly to a dto use the updateAction Function in the field options

 container.addInputField('Hello World', {updateAction:(field:EasyField) => foo = field.value;});

The Form object exposes a fields array. As fields are upated this KeyValue Array is also updated.

 let fields = this.form.fields;

 this.field = fields.filter(x => x.key == "helloWorldInput")[0].value;

Step 7 Component Validators.

Import EasyValidator

import { EasyValidator } from 'easy-suite';

Add validators to field

container.addInputField('Hello World', {validators: [EasyValidator.Required("Message to display")]});

Available validators

EasyValidator.Required("Message to display")
EasyValidator.MinLength(5,"Message to display")
EasyValidator.MaxLength(5,"Message to display")
EasyValidator.Pattern("some regex","Message to display")

Prebuilt validators

EasyValidator.Email("Optional Message")
EasyValidator.IdentityNumber("Optional Message")
EasyValidator.TelephoneNumber("Optional Message")

Checking field validation state before submitting form

let validationResult = this.form.validateForm();

This will return a valid flag and an array of invalid fields. Invalid fields will also be highlighted on the webpage.

Step 7 (Optional): Usage as component directives.

  <easy-checkbox [placeholder]="field.label" [(value)]="field.value"></easy-checkbox>

  <easy-input [placeholder]="field.label" [(value)]="field.value" (change)="valueChanged()"></easy-input>

  <easy-select [placeholder]="field.label" [(selectedValue)]="field.value" [items]="field.items" (selectedValueChange)="valueChanged()"></easy-select>

  <easy-select-key-value [placeholder]="field.label" [(selectedValue)]="field.value" [items]="field.items" (selectedValueChange)="valueChanged()"></easy-select-key-value>

  <easy-autocomplete [placeholder]="field.label" [items]="field.options"></easy-autocomplete>

  <easy-button [color]="field.color" [icon]="field.icon" [type]="field.type" [displayValue]="field.label" [showLoader]="field.showLoader" (onClicked)="executeAction(field.action)"></easy-button>

  <easy-table [rows]="field.rows" [columns]="field.columns" [actions]="field.actions"></easy-table>

  <easy-date-picker [placeholder]="field.label" [(value)]="field.value"></easy-date-picker>

Adding a control

Easy suite uses containers to group controls. It also utilizes a concept called containerception (Containers in containers). To add a control we need to add to the fluent api of the container system.

For example

let container = this.form.addCardContainer("Hello world container");
container.addCheckBoxField("Check box within container")

To do this lets start from the back.

Step one

Add the physical component that will be rendered. Generally adding the html, css and typescript to one file is a good approach. In this example I'm adding a divider control.

In the controls folder add a file called easy-divider.component.ts. Copy another component and use it as a base.

import { Component } from '@angular/core';

    selector: 'easy-divider',
    template: `<mat-divider></mat-divider>`
export class EasyInputComponent {


Step two

Map the component so that easy-suite knows which component to render when the field is requested from the fluent api.

Under the directives folder open the easy-form-field.component.ts file. This is just a switch.

Let's add the mapping to the bottom of the div:

  <easy-divider *ngSwitchCase="'divider'"></easy-divider>  

Step three

Add the factory for the control. This is where we would add any

Under the factories folder add a file called easyDividerFieldFactory.ts

import { EasyField } from '../baseClasses/easyField';
import { FieldOptions } from '../index';

export class EasyDivierField extends EasyField {
  controlType = 'divider';

  constructor(options: FieldOptions<any> = {}) {
    options.controlType = this.controlType;

Step four

Add the fluent method.

Open easyContainer.ts in the baseClasses folder.

Add import on top of file for your field factory.

import { EasyDividerField } from '../factories/easyDividerFieldFactory';

Add the method

 addDividerField(options: FieldOptions<any> = {}): EasyDividerField {

        let field: any = new EasyDividerField(options);


        return field;

Step five

Add export to index barrels file.

Open index.ts file.

Add export

export * from './factories/easyDividerFieldFactory';

Step six

Update module.

Open easy.module.ts in the modules folder.

Import component

import { EasyDividerComponent } from '../controls/easy-divider.component';

Add Declaration to declarations section


Add Export to exports sections


Appendix: Configuring SystemJS

If your project is using SystemJS for module loading, you will need to add easy-suite to the SystemJS configuration:

  // existing configuration options
  map: {
    // ...
    'easy-suite': 'npm:easy-suite/src/',
    'easy-core': 'npm:easy-core/src/'
    // ...

  packages: {
    // ...
      'easy-core': {
        main: 'index.js',
        defaultExtension: 'js'
      'easy-suite': {
        main: 'index.js',
        defaultExtension: 'js'
    // ...