# Advanced Component Examples

# Image Picker with Preview

In this example, we are going to create an image picker that previews your picture before uploading. The previewer also supports drag and dropping files into the input. In this example, I am only going to cover uploading single files, but you can tinker a bit to get multi file upload working.


This is the html layout of our image preview


This is the main file for our <image-preview> component


And that's it. Way more easier than it was in AngularJS 1.x. I actually made this component based on an older version I made in AngularJS 1.5.5.

# Filter out table values by the input

Import ReactiveFormsModule, and then

import { Component, OnInit, OnDestroy } from '@angular/core';
import { FormControl } from '@angular/forms';
import { Subscription } from 'rxjs';

  selector: 'component',
  template: `
    <input [formControl]="control" />
    <div *ngFor="let item of content">
      {{item.id}} - {{item.name}}
export class MyComponent implements OnInit, OnDestroy {

  public control = new FormControl('');

  public content: { id: number; name: string; }[];
  private originalContent = [
    { id: 1, name: 'abc' },
    { id: 2, name: 'abce' },
    { id: 3, name: 'ced' }
  private subscription: Subscription;
  public ngOnInit() {
    this.subscription = this.control.valueChanges.subscribe(value => {
      this.content = this.originalContent.filter(item => item.name.startsWith(value));
  public ngOnDestroy() {

# Remarks

Remember that Angular 2 is all about singular responsibility. No matter how small your component is, dedicate a separate logic for each and every component. Be it a button, a fancy anchor link, a dialog header or even a sidenav's sub item.