Passing Data into a Component

There are two ways to pass data into a component, with 'property binding' and 'event binding'. In Angular, data and event change detection happens top-down from parent to children. However for Angular events we can use the DOM event mental model where events flow bottom-up from child to parent. So, Angular events can be treated like regular HTML DOM based events when it comes to cancellable event propagation.

The @Input() decorator defines a set of parameters that can be passed down from the component's parent. For example, we can modify the HelloComponent component so that name can be provided by the parent.

import { Component, Input } from "@angular/core";

  selector: "rio-hello",
  template: "<p>Hello, {{name}}!</p>",
export class HelloComponent {
  @Input() name: string;

The point of making components is not only encapsulation, but also reusability. Inputs allow us to configure a particular instance of a component.

We can now use our component like so:

<!-- To bind to a raw string -->
<rio-hello name="World"></rio-hello>
<!-- To bind to a variable in the parent scope -->
<rio-hello [name]="helloName"></rio-hello>

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Unlike AngularJS, this is one-way binding.

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