Angular Material list tutorial|mat-list examples

This post covers the Angular material list tutorial and examples.

The Angular material list is a container element for UI elements that have been displayed inside it. Following UI components can also be wrapped with it.

  • Cards
  • Checkbox

The basic Material List UI component contains the following.

  • List container is a required parent container for holding a group of elements or list items
  • list item contains list item as a child element

In this blog post, List out the various examples of usage of the material list using angular material.

This post doesn’t cover how to create an angular application, And it covers adding material list code to the angular application.

Angular material list basic example

a material list is a UI element to display the list of objects in a list container.

matList is a selector used to display the material style of the list on UI pages.

list related components are inbuilt in the angular module in the form of MatListModule.

Import angular material list module

All you need to do is import the MatListModule module into your application. You can add import in your component, app.module.ts, or shared common module.

I am adding this module to the app.module.ts file.

import { NgModule } from "@angular/core";
import { MatListModule } from "@angular/material/list";

  imports: [MatListModule],
  declarations: [AppComponent],
  bootstrap: [AppComponent],
  providers: [],
  exports: [],
export class AppModule {}

Now, the application has access to the following components and directives of MatListModule available in components and modules.

  • mat-list,matList selectors, etc…
  • mat-action-list and mat-list-item components
  • matList directives

What is the next step? We’ll look at some examples of how a material list can be used.

material list of items example

We are going to create a basic list of elements in angular using the mat-list component.

Here is a basic component

  • mat-list is a parent tag to make it list, configured role as list
  • It contains mat-list-item as a child, assign a role with listitem


<h3>Basic Material List</h3>

<mat-list role="list">
  <mat-list-item role="listitem">INDIA</mat-list-item>
  <mat-list-item role="listitem">USA</mat-list-item>
  <mat-list-item role="listitem">GERMANY</mat-list-item>
Angular material list example

The material list also provides a navigation list, Navigation links are links that are clickable using anchor tags.

Angular template HTML component

<h3>Basic Material Navigation List</h3>
  <a mat-list-item [href]="link.url" *ngFor="let link of links">
    {{ link.title }}

Angular typescript component

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

  selector: "app-basic-list",
  templateUrl: "./basic-list.component.html",
  styleUrls: ["./basic-list.component.css"]
export class BasicListComponent implements OnInit {
  public links: Array<any> = [
    { title: "book1", url: "/basic" },
    { title: "book2", url: "/basic1" },
    { title: "book3", url: "/basic2" },
    { title: "book4", url: "/basic3 " }
  constructor() {}

  ngOnInit() {}


Angular material navigation list example


To Sum up, You learned a basic example of an Angular material list with cards and checkboxes.