Angular — Nested Components

6 min readJun 8, 2023
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Components are building blocks of angular applications.

Splitting the functionality in smaller components is something very common in angular applications development.

In this post we will learn about nested components and discover how to establish communication between nested component and its container component using two useful angular directives @Input and @Output.

We’ll be using the same code-base from the earlier posts and adding more components to it.

Component Usage

Components are typically used in following two ways.

  • As a Routing Target: It appears to the user they’ve navigated to another view. Template is displayed in a full page style
  • As a directive ==> Custom HTML syntax (aka selector). This is same for nested components.

Following picture shows how a child (DeviceCard) component is placed inside a Parent (Devices) component:

When components have such relationship, we can establish communication using @Input and @Output directives.




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