Marduk Marduk -4 years ago 282
TypeScript Question

Angular2 template driven async validator

I have a problem with defining asynchrous validator in template driven form.

Currently i have this input:

<input type="text" ngControl="email" [(ngModel)]="model.applicant.contact.email" #email="ngForm" required asyncEmailValidator>


with validator selector asyncEmailValidator which is pointing to this class:

import {provide} from "angular2/core";
import {Directive} from "angular2/core";
import {NG_VALIDATORS} from "angular2/common";
import {Validator} from "angular2/common";
import {Control} from "angular2/common";
import {AccountService} from "../services/account.service";

@Directive({
selector: '[asyncEmailValidator]',
providers: [provide(NG_VALIDATORS, {useExisting: EmailValidator, multi: true}), AccountService]
})

export class EmailValidator implements Validator {
//https://angular.io/docs/ts/latest/api/common/Validator-interface.html


constructor(private accountService:AccountService) {
}

validate(c:Control):{[key: string]: any} {
let EMAIL_REGEXP = /^[-a-z0-9~!$%^&*_=+}{\'?]+(\.[-a-z0-9~!$%^&*_=+}{\'?]+)*@([a-z0-9_][-a-z0-9_]*(\.[-a-z0-9_]+)*\.(aero|arpa|biz|com|coop|edu|gov|info|int|mil|museum|name|net|org|pro|travel|mobi|[a-z][a-z])|([0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}))(:[0-9]{1,5})?$/i;

if (!EMAIL_REGEXP.test(c.value)) {
return {validateEmail: {valid: false}};
}

return null;

/*return new Promise(resolve =>
this.accountService.getUserNames(c.value).subscribe(res => {
if (res == true) {
resolve(null);
}
else {
resolve({validateEmailTaken: {valid: false}});
}
}));*/
}


}

Email regex part is working as expected and form is being validated successfuly if regex is matching. But after that I want to check if e-mail is not already in use, so im creating promise for my accountService. But this doesn't work at all and form is in failed state all the time.

I've read about model driven forms and using FormBuilder as below:

constructor(builder: FormBuilder) {
this.email = new Control('',
Validators.compose([Validators.required, CustomValidators.emailFormat]), CustomValidators.duplicated
);
}


Which have async validators defined in third parameter of Control() But this is not my case because im using diffrent approach.

So, my question is: is it possible to create async validator using template driven forms?

Answer Source

You could try to register the provider of your async validator with the NG_ASYNC_VALIDATORS key and not the NG_VALIDATORS one (only for synchronous validators):

@Directive({
  selector: '[asyncEmailValidator]',
  providers: [
    provide(NG_ASYNC_VALIDATORS, { // <------------
      useExisting: EmailValidator, multi: true
    }),
    AccountService
  ]
})
export class EmailValidator implements Validator {
  constructor(private accountService:AccountService) {
  }

  validate(c:Control) {
    return new Promise(resolve =>
      this.accountService.getUserNames(c.value).subscribe(res => {
        if (res == true) {
            resolve(null);
        }
        else {
            resolve({validateEmailTaken: {valid: false}});
        }
    }));
  }
}

See this doc on the angular.io website:

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