What it does

Syncs a nested FormGroup to a DOM element.

How to use

This directive can only be used with a parent FormGroupDirective (selector: [formGroup]).

It accepts the string name of the nested FormGroup you want to link, and will look for a FormGroup registered with that name in the parent FormGroup instance you passed into FormGroupDirective.

Nested form groups can come in handy when you want to validate a sub-group of a form separately from the rest or when you'd like to group the values of certain controls into their own nested object.

Access the group: You can access the associated FormGroup using the get method. Ex: this.form.get('name').

You can also access individual controls within the group using dot syntax. Ex: this.form.get('name.first')

Get the value: the value property is always synced and available on the FormGroup. See a full list of available properties in AbstractControl.

Set the value: You can set an initial value for each child control when instantiating the FormGroup, or you can set it programmatically later using setValue or patchValue.

Listen to value: If you want to listen to changes in the value of the group, you can subscribe to the valueChanges event. You can also listen to statusChanges to be notified when the validation status is re-calculated.


import {Component} from '@angular/core'; import {FormControl, FormGroup, Validators} from '@angular/forms'; @Component({ selector: 'example-app', template: ` <form [formGroup]="form" (ngSubmit)="onSubmit()"> <p *ngIf="name.invalid">Name is invalid.</p> <div formGroupName="name"> <input formControlName="first" placeholder="First name"> <input formControlName="last" placeholder="Last name"> </div> <input formControlName="email" placeholder="Email"> <button type="submit">Submit</button> </form> <button (click)="setPreset()">Set preset</button> `, }) export class NestedFormGroupComp { form = new FormGroup({ name: new FormGroup({ first: new FormControl('Nancy', Validators.minLength(2)), last: new FormControl('Drew', Validators.required) }), email: new FormControl() }); get first(): any { return this.form.get('name.first'); } get name(): any { return this.form.get('name'); } onSubmit() { console.log(this.first.value); // 'Nancy' console.log(; // {first: 'Nancy', last: 'Drew'} console.log(this.form.value); // {name: {first: 'Nancy', last: 'Drew'}, email: ''} console.log(this.form.status); // VALID } setPreset() {{first: 'Bess', last: 'Marvin'}); } }
  • npm package: @angular/forms

  • NgModule: ReactiveFormsModule

Class Overview

class FormGroupName extends AbstractFormGroupDirective implements OnInit, OnDestroy {
constructor(parent: ControlContainer, validators: any[], asyncValidators: any[])

name : string




Class Description


constructor(parent: ControlContainer, validators: any[], asyncValidators: any[])

Class Details

exported from @angular/forms/index, defined in @angular/forms/src/directives/reactive_directives/form_group_name.ts