avoliva avoliva - 10 months ago 63
TypeScript Question

Master detail view in angular2?

Edit: Figured it out. I moved all the html in the body of

and everything worked fine. Below answer is correct method.

My issue is that I have a ParentComponent which reads from a service, and posts the data to a sidebar. When you click an item in the sidebar it's supposed to post details about that parent in the main section of the page. Since it requires two different templates, I figured the solution is to use a parent-child relationship where the parent is the sidebar and the child is the detail part and I pass the data to the child to display. Does that sound right? Is there a better way to solve this? I've tried various methods but they all seem outdated as it uses
which aren't in use any more.

Edit: the other question is not the same because the answer references
which were removed in rc6 release of angular2. This question is post-rc6.

Edit 2: Added some code


<div class="content">This is a header</div>
<div class="container">
<div class="sidebar">
<div class="content">
<div class="main-content">
<div class="content">
<child-cmp [id]="selectedItem.id"></child-cmp>
<div class="clearfix"></div>


selector: 'child-cmp',
export class ChildComponent {
@Input() set id(n) {
getData(id: number): void {


moduleId: module.id,
selector: 'parent-items',
templateUrl: `<ul class="items">
<li *ngFor="let item of items"
(click)="selectedItem = item"
[class.selected]="item === selectedItem">{{item.name}}</li>
export class ItemsComponent implements OnInit {
items: Item[];
selectedItem: Item;
constructor(private itemService: ItemService) {};
getItems(): void {
.then(items => this.items = items);
ngOnInit(): void {

Answer Source

Sounds reasonable. Suppose the parent component has a children array of identifiers

parent template (sidebar)

<div *ngFor="let child of children">
    <a (click)="currentChild = child">{{child.name}}</a>

When a link is clicked, it will set the current child. The main section would display the current child.

parent template (main)

<child-cmp [id]="currentChild.id"></child-cmp>

Use @Input in child to accept a new child identifier. When an identifier is set, you can populate the child with new data.

child component

/** Get details from server and populate local variables */
    this.http.get('/api/children/'+id).map(data => data.json()).subscribe(
        data => { this.name = data.name; }

/** Executed whenever a new id is set */
@Input() set id(n){ this.getData(n) }