Angular 2 Angular 2 Forms Update Simple Password Change Form with Multi Control Validation


The below examples use the new form API introduced in RC3.


<form class="container" [formGroup]="pwChangeForm">
    <label for="current">Current Password</label>
    <input id="current" formControlName="current" type="password" required><br />

    <label for="newPW">New Password</label>
    <input id="newPW" formControlName="newPW" type="password" required><br/>
    <div *ngIf="newPW.touched && newPW.newIsNotOld">
        New password can't be the same as current password.

    <label for="confirm">Confirm new password</label>
    <input id="confirm" formControlName="confirm" type="password" required><br />
    <div *ngIf="confirm.touched && confirm.errors.newMatchesConfirm">
        The confirmation does not match.

    <button type="submit">Submit</button>


import {Component} from '@angular/core'
import {REACTIVE_FORM_DIRECTIVES, FormBuilder, AbstractControl, FormGroup, 
    Validators} from '@angular/forms'
import {PWChangeValidators} from './pw-validators'

    selector: 'pw-change-form',
    templateUrl: `./pw-change.template.html`,

export class PWChangeFormComponent {
    pwChangeForm: FormGroup;

    // Properties that store paths to FormControls makes our template less verbose
    current: AbstractControl;
    newPW: AbstractControl;
    confirm: AbstractControl;

    constructor(private fb: FormBuilder) { }
    ngOnInit() {
        this.pwChangeForm ={
            current: ['', Validators.required],
            newPW: ['', Validators.required],
            confirm: ['', Validators.required]
        }, {
            // Here we create validators to be used for the group as a whole
            validator: Validators.compose([
        this.current = this.pwChangeForm.controls['current'];
        this.newPW = this.pwChangeForm.controls['newPW'];
        this.confirm = this.pwChangeForm.controls['confirm'];


import {FormControl, FormGroup} from '@angular/forms'
export class PWChangeValidators {

    static OldPasswordMustBeCorrect(control: FormControl) {
        var invalid = false;
        if (control.value != PWChangeValidators.oldPW)
            return { oldPasswordMustBeCorrect: true }
        return null;
    // Our cross control validators are below
    // NOTE: They take in type FormGroup rather than FormControl 
    static newIsNotOld(group: FormGroup){
        var newPW = group.controls['newPW'];
        if(group.controls['current'].value == newPW.value)
            newPW.setErrors({ newIsNotOld: true });
        return null;

    static newMatchesConfirm(group: FormGroup){
        var confirm = group.controls['confirm'];
        if(group.controls['newPW'].value !== confirm.value)
            confirm.setErrors({ newMatchesConfirm: true });
        return null;

A gist including some bootstrap classes can be found here.