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UPGRADE FROM 5.0 to 6.0

  • Formly V6 now requires Angular Version >= 13

@ngx-formly/core

1. Custom type: OnPush change detection:

All Formly components now use OnPush change detection, so in order to let Angular detect changes of templateOptions properties either ensure a default value is set or use spread object assign instead of regular assign:

Solution 1: set a default value

export class CustomFieldType extends FieldType {
defaultOptions = {
templateOptions: {
+ loading: false,
},
};

showLoader() {
field.templateOptions.loading = true
}
}

Solution 2: use spread object assign

  showLoader() {
- field.templateOptions.loading = true
+ field.templateOptions = {
+ ...field.templateOptions,
+ loading: true
+ };
}
  • Note: The above changes concern only the extra properties defined in your custom type and not the provided ones from Formly such as disabled, label ...

    // still working in `V6`
    field.templateOptions.disabled = true;

2. DefaultValue for fieldGroup and fieldArray type:

The defaultValue for fieldGroup and fieldArray has been changed to undefined instead of empty object. If you want to rely on the old behavior set the defaultValue:

before:
If no default value is set the defaultValue for formlyGroup is {} and for fieldArray []

after:

FormlyModule.forRoot({
types: [
{
extends: 'formly-group',
defaultOptions: {
defaultValue: {}
}
}
],
})

3. DefaultValue value for FormControl:

The initial value of the created FormControl has been changed from null to undefined to match the field model value.

before:

let fields: FormlyFieldConfig[] = [
{
key: 'text',
type: 'input'
}
]

after:

let fields: FormlyFieldConfig[] = [
{
key: 'text',
type: 'input',
defaultValue: null
}
]

4. checkExpressionOn is set to modelChange by default:

The checkExpressionOn option is set to modelChange by default, which improves performance. To rely on the old behavior you need to pass changeDetectionCheck to checkExpressionOn:

FormlyModule.forRoot({
+ extras: {
+ checkExpressionOn: 'changeDetectionCheck',
+ },
}),

5. Lazy Render is enabled by default:

The lazyRender option is enabled by default, which removes the hidden fields from the DOM instead of using CSS to control their visibility. To rely on the old behavior you need to pass false to lazyRender:

FormlyModule.forRoot({
+ extras: {
+ lazyRender: false,
+ },
}),

6. resetOnHide is enabled by default:

The resetOnHide option is enabled by default, which removes the field value from the model on hide.

To disable this feature for a specific field use resetOnHide:

let fields: FormlyFieldConfig[] = [
{
key: 'text',
type: 'input',
+ resetOnHide: false
}
]

To use the the old behavior pass false to resetFieldOnHide:

FormlyModule.forRoot({
+ extras: {
+ resetFieldOnHide: false,
+ },
}),

7. Add support of strict template checking:

In case strictTemplates is enabled after the upgrade, add FieldTypeConfig to all custom field type that use [formControl] input which expect the formControl property to be an instance of FormControl.

- import { FieldType } from '@ngx-formly/core';
+ import { FieldType, FieldTypeConfig } from '@ngx-formly/core';

@Component({
template: `<input [formControl]="formControl" />`,
})
- export class CustomFieldType extends FieldType {}
+ export class CustomFieldType extends FieldType<FieldTypeConfig> {}

8. Update minlength and maxlength validation key:

The message validation key: minlength and maxlength has been changed from lowercase into snakecase format in order to match the same key of templateOptions.minLength and templateOptions.maxLength:

NgModule declaration:

FormlyModule.forRoot({
validationMessages: [
- { name: 'minlength', message: minlengthValidationMessage },
+ { name: 'minLength', message: minLengthValidationMessage },

- { name: 'maxlength', message: maxlengthValidationMessage },
+ { name: 'maxLength', message: maxLengthValidationMessage },
],
})

Field Config declaration (if using validation.messages):

fields: FormlyFieldConfig[] = [
{
key: 'password',
type: 'input',
templateOptions: {
label: 'Password',
minLength: 6,
maxLength: 20,
},
validation: {
messages: {
- minlength: 'minLength custom message',
+ minLength: 'minLength custom message',

- maxlength: 'maxLength custom message',
+ maxLength: 'maxLength custom message',
},
},
},

9. Reset form value:

Reset form value: In case you rely on form.reset() instead of options.resetModel(), please note that if you call reset without an explicit value, its value reverts to its default value instead of null.

10. Formly root field:

An extra formly-field is now part of formly-form component which which allows managing the root field using field-group type, so that gives you more control over Formly internal structure. To adjust the style of Formly root field you may need to update the css selector into:

- formly-form > formly-field {
+ formly-form > formly-field * > formly-field {
}

11. Select Option unsuported format:

Select Options: Passing the {key, value} to select option is no longer supported, use {value, label} instead.

Solution 1: migrate to {value, label}

{
type: 'select',
props: {
options: [
- { key: '1', value: 'label 1' },
+ { value: '2', label: 'label 2' },
],
}
}

Solution 2: use labelProp and valueProp:

{
type: 'select',
props: {
+ labelProp: 'value',
+ valueProp: 'key',
options: [
{ key: '1', value: 'label 1' },
],
}
}

@ngx-formly/core/json-schema

  • In case you use the extra option map to customize the generated field, you need to make change to take account of following properties:
    1. fieldArray which return function instead of an object.
    2. templateOptions which has been replaced by props.
    3. hideExpression which has been replaced by expressions: { hide: ... }.
    4. expressionProperties which has been replaced by expressions.
this.formlyJsonschema.toFieldConfig(schema, {
map: (field: FormlyFieldConfig, schema: JSONSchema7) => {
... // update `fieldArray` value

return field;
},
});
  • The null validation message has been removed and replaced by type validation message:
+ export function typeValidationMessage({ schemaType }) {
+ return `should be "${schemaType[0]}".`;
+ }

@NgModule({
imports: [
FormlyModule.forRoot({
validationMessages: [
- { name: 'null', message: 'should be null' },
+ { name: 'type', message: typeValidationMessage },
],
}),
],
})
export class AppModule {}

@ngx-formly/bootstrap

  • Bootstrap v4 support is removed and replaced with v5 support. To upgrade check the migration documentation https://getbootstrap.com/docs/5.0/migration/

  • formCheck: custom prefix has been removed and replaced by the following values:

    BeforeAfter
    customdefault
    custom-inlineinline
    custom-switchswitch
  • add-on: The two first argument of onClick handler has been replaced by field instance.

    - onClick: (to, fieldType, $event) => ...,
    + onClick: (field, $event) => ...,
  • The following selectors are no longer used to customize bootstrap types instead rely on formly-wrapper-form-field:

    • formly-wrapper-addons
    • formly-field-checkbox
    • formly-field-input
    • formly-field-multicheckbox
    • formly-field-radio
    • formly-field-select
    • formly-field-textarea

@ngx-formly/ionic