Angular 2 Dynamically add components using ViewContainerRef.createComponent Dynamically add component on specific event(click)


Example

Main Component File:

//our root app component
import {Component, NgModule, ViewChild, ViewContainerRef, ComponentFactoryResolver, ComponentRef} from '@angular/core'
import {BrowserModule} from '@angular/platform-browser'
import {ChildComponent} from './childComp.ts'

@Component({
  selector: 'my-app',
  template: `
    <div>
      <h2>Hello {{name}}</h2>
      <input type="button" value="Click me to add element" (click) = addElement()> // call the function on click of the button
      <div #parent> </div> // Dynamic component will be loaded here
    </div>
  `,
})
export class App {
  name:string;
  
  @ViewChild('parent', {read: ViewContainerRef}) target: ViewContainerRef;
  private componentRef: ComponentRef<any>;

  constructor(private componentFactoryResolver: ComponentFactoryResolver) {
    this.name = 'Angular2'
  }
  
  addElement(){
    let childComponent = this.componentFactoryResolver.resolveComponentFactory(ChildComponent);
    this.componentRef = this.target.createComponent(childComponent);
  }
}

childComp.ts :

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

@Component({
  selector: 'child',
  template: `
    <p>This is Child</p>
  `,
})
export class ChildComponent {
  constructor(){
    
  }
}

app.module.ts :

@NgModule({
  imports: [ BrowserModule ],
  declarations: [ App, ChildComponent ],
  bootstrap: [ App ],
  entryComponents: [ChildComponent] // define the dynamic component here in module.ts
})
export class AppModule {}

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