Angular Material floating label and animations not working

Issue

My angular material components are working but not displaying correctly. I am using angular forms

import { FormBuilder, FormGroup } from "@angular/forms";

The component is something like below:

<form [formGroup]="searchForm" class="form-container">
  <mat-card>
    <mat-card-content>
      <div class="col-md-6">
        <mat-form-field>
          <input  formControlName="partNumber" matInput placeholder="Part Nr.">
        </mat-form-field>
      </div>
    </mat-card-content>
    <mat-card-actions>
      <button (click)="searchHandler()" mat-raised-button color="primary">Search</button>
    </mat-card-actions>
  </mat-card>
</form>

My inputs display as below:-
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The button is also not raised as you can see above. Inspection of the form field gives this which involves translateY()

<mat-form-field _ngcontent-c5="" class="mat-input-container mat-form-field ng-tns-c7-1 mat-form-field-type-mat-input mat-form-field-can-float mat-form-field-hide-placeholder mat-primary ng-valid mat-form-field-should-float ng-dirty ng-touched"><div class="mat-input-wrapper mat-form-field-wrapper"><div class="mat-input-flex mat-form-field-flex"><!--bindings={
  "ng-reflect-ng-if": "0"
}--><div class="mat-input-infix mat-form-field-infix">
          <input _ngcontent-c5="" class="mat-input-element mat-form-field-autofill-control ng-valid ng-dirty ng-touched" formcontrolname="partNumber" matinput="" placeholder="Part Nr." ng-reflect-name="partNumber" ng-reflect-placeholder="Part Nr." id="mat-input-0" aria-invalid="false" aria-required="false">
        <span class="mat-form-field-label-wrapper mat-input-placeholder-wrapper mat-form-field-placeholder-wrapper"><!--bindings={
  "ng-reflect-ng-if": "true"
}--><label class="mat-form-field-label mat-input-placeholder mat-form-field-placeholder ng-tns-c7-1 ng-star-inserted" ng-reflect-ng-switch="false" for="mat-input-0" aria-owns="mat-input-0"><!--bindings={
  "ng-reflect-ng-switch-case": "false"
}--><!---->Part Nr.<!--bindings={
  "ng-reflect-ng-switch-case": "true"
}--><!--bindings={
  "ng-reflect-ng-if": "false"
}--></label></span></div><!--bindings={
  "ng-reflect-ng-if": "0"
}--></div><div class="mat-input-underline mat-form-field-underline"><span class="mat-input-ripple mat-form-field-ripple"></span></div><div class="mat-input-subscript-wrapper mat-form-field-subscript-wrapper" ng-reflect-ng-switch="hint"><!--bindings={
  "ng-reflect-ng-switch-case": "error"
}--><!--bindings={
  "ng-reflect-ng-switch-case": "hint"
}--><div class="mat-input-hint-wrapper mat-form-field-hint-wrapper ng-tns-c7-1 ng-trigger ng-trigger-transitionMessages ng-star-inserted" style="opacity: 1; transform: translateY(0%);"><!--bindings={
  "ng-reflect-ng-if": ""
}--><div class="mat-input-hint-spacer mat-form-field-hint-spacer"></div></div></div></div></mat-form-field>

While this is the way it should be displaying,
enter image description here

The versions of angular, material and cli I am using are as follows:
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My CLI version is old, could it be an issue ?

In the app.module.ts, I have imported

import { FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule } from "@angular/forms";
import {
  MatDatepickerModule,
  MatExpansionModule,
  MatInputModule,
  MatNativeDateModule,
  MatTableModule,
  MatPaginatorModule,
  MatCardModule,
  MatChipsModule,
  MatGridListModule
} from "@angular/material";
import { MatFormFieldModule } from "@angular/material/form-field";
import { MatSelectModule } from "@angular/material/select";
import { MatButtonModule } from "@angular/material/button";

and also added them to the NgModule decorator imports. What could be wrong ? It is a legacy project though having many other components. I am wondering if some other component could be interfering with these material components?

Solution

Automated Material Installation

Try installing Material using this command:

ng add @angular/material

This way you will be prompted during the installation to configure some important things, like:

  • BrowserAnimationsModule / (NoopAnimationsModule)
  • Links and classes in index.html
  • Import one of the default styles in styles.scss

Maybe also check out the Official Documentation.

I will leave this here for anyone not using older Angular/Material versions that do not support this yet.

Manual Installation (Material 5)

  • npm i @angular/material@5.2.5
    • Also install missing depencency: CDK
  • npm i @angular/animations@5.2.11
  • Import BrowserAnimationsModule in your app.module.ts
  • Import the Material component modules in your app.module.ts
  • Add a default import to styles.css

Full guide:
Here

Here’s a Stackblitz I made as reference for you to compare with your project.

Answered By – H3AR7B3A7

Answer Checked By – Dawn Plyler (AngularFixing Volunteer)

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