Fixing Can't bind to 'formGroup' since it isn't a known property of 'form' angular error

Can’t bind to ‘formGroup’ since it isn’t a known property of ‘form’


Steps to fix Can’t bind to ‘formGroup’ since it isn’t a known property of ‘form’ error in Angular

  1. Import FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule from ‘@angular/forms’ in each and every module that uses FormGroup.
  2. Add FormsModule and ReactiveFormsModule into imports array of your module.
  3. In component html file use formGroup selector to bind the form data.

What is formGroup?

First we will understand why this error occurs.

The error says, that FormGroup is not recognized or identified in the corresponding module.

formGroup is a selector for the directive named FormGroupDirective and it is part of ReactiveFormsModule.

formGroup is used to bind FormGroup data to a component element.

Let’s take an example of a registration form. I am not going deep into the implementation.

<form [formGroup]="RegistrationFrom" (submit)="RegisterUser()">
   <div class="form-group">
      <label for="name">Name</label>
      <input type="text" name="name" required>
   </div>
   <!--Other Form elements-->
   <button type="submit" class="btn btn-default">Submit</button>
</form>

The above component will work only when we import FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule in the module.

import { FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule } from '@angular/forms';

And then we need to add them in imports array of the module.

imports: [
        FormsModule,
        ReactiveFormsModule
]

Ideally, your module should have below template to work with formModule.

import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule } from '@angular/forms';
import { AppComponent }  from './app.component';

@NgModule({
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,
        FormsModule,
        ReactiveFormsModule
    ],
    declarations: [
        AppComponent
    ],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})

export class AppModule { }

}

formGroup in child modules and components.

In the steps it is mentioned that, we must import FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule from ‘@angular/forms’ in each and every module that uses FormGroup.

You might have added it in app.module.ts file. But that might not work.

We need to follow shared modules strategy to handle errors related to this type of most commonly used modules as explained in below article.

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Add a shared module in your angular app. Refer it in App.module.ts file.

Further import FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule in that module to avoid importing them in every child components.

formGroup Spell Check

You will think of me as a dumb person, but it’s happened with me.

I have imported everything still got Can't bind to 'formGroup' since it isn't a known property of 'form' error.

Why because in the component html file,while using formGroup I have added

<form [FormGroup]="RegistrationFrom" (submit)="RegisterUser()">

FormGroup : Capital F instead of small f

<form [formGroup]="RegistrationFrom" (submit)="RegisterUser()">

And other case might be adding formsGroup extra s, instead of formGroup

This kind of errors happens frequently, and these spell checks are very difficult to identify. So be careful.

See Also

ngModel Angular Error: Can’t bind to ‘ngModel’ since it isn’t a known property of ‘input’


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