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angular-input-focus v1.0.7

An Angular focus attribute directive.

Angular Input Focus Attribute Directive

This package is for handling focus on html elements in Angular apps. It is tightly coupled with the DOM but safe to use in server-side rendering settings since we are checking to make sure the directive is running in a browser before using any DOM-specific functions.

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Install using NPM:

npm install angular-input-focus --save

Next, import the module in your application module:

import { AngularInputFocusModule } from 'angular-input-focus';

  imports: [AngularInputFocusModule]

Now you're ready to use the directive in your project.


For autofocus-like functionality, you can set libFocus to true (or a condition):

<!-- Focus First name when control is rendered -->
First name: <input type="text" name="fname" [libFocus]="true">
Last name: <input type="text" name="lname">

You can also pass an EventEmitter<boolean> to the setFocus input. Imagine a component called MyComponent:

export class MyComponent {
    // We will pass this to the directive in our view
    focusEvent = new EventEmitter<boolean>();
    // When called, will set the focus on our input
    setFocus() {

In the template for MyComponent:

<input [libFocus]="false" [setFocus]="focusEvent">`

Whenever your focusEvent emits a value, your element will focus/blur depending on whether the emitted value is true or false.

If you're using Angular Material, Change Detection needs to run after setting focus because Angular Material tracks focus; otherwise you will get the dreaded ExpressionChangedAfterItHasBeenCheckedError exception. If you are using native HTML inputs, you can skip change detection by setting [skipChangeDetection]="true".


The main app (angular-input-focus-tester) is for testing the angular-input-focus library in the projects folder. Run ng serve to build and serve the test app.

To publish a new version of the library to NPM, run npm run publish-lib. This will do the following:

  • Run npm version patch to create a new patch.
  • Build the library.
  • Copy readme/license from the main project to the library.
  • Publish the patch on NPM.
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