how to hide items from switch statement in angular


I’m learning Angular and wondering how I can’t hide some item and show certain items only when the user select specific item in the drop down list.

For example, In my page, I have Chart TextBox, Text TextBox, Grid TextBox and a drop down list that contain Chart, Text, and Grid. when ever user select Text, I want to show only Text TextBox and hide the rest.

right now, the three chart type options are showing on drop drop list when ever I run the project but it’s not doing anything when I select Text and also I got an error on my ngIf saying that

“Property ‘text’ does not exist on type ‘ChartType’.”

I would be really appreciate if can somebody teach me or help me.

The problem I have is in the project I found from from github, the data for drop down list is in the another file called chart.model.ts and it written like this

export class ChartUtil {
    public static getChartTypeDisplay(type: ChartType): string {
        switch (type) {
            case ChartType.chart:
                return "Chart"
            case ChartType.text:
                return "Text";
            case ChartType.grid:
                return "Grid";
                return "unknown";


and display it like this


 chartTypes: TypeListItem[] = [];

  setupTypes() {
    let keys = Object.keys(ChartType);
    for (let i = 0; i < (keys.length / 2); i++) {
      this.chartTypes.push({ value: parseInt(keys[i]), display: ChartUtil.getChartTypeDisplay(parseInt(keys[i])) })


        <ng-container *ngIf="chart.chartTypes == chartTypes.text">
            <mat-form-field appearance="fill">
                <input matInput />

I can’t uploaded the full project on stackblitz but I uploaded all the code from those file over


This is normally how you would tackle a ng-switch

Component Code (badly done)

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

export class ChartType  {
  chart =  1;
  text =  2;
  grid =  3;

export class TypeListItem {
  public value = 0;
  public display = '';
  public chartType = -1;

  selector: 'my-app',
  templateUrl: './app.component.html',
  styleUrls: [ './app.component.css' ]
export class AppComponent implements OnInit {

  public chartTypesEnum = new ChartType();
  public chartTypes: TypeListItem[] = [];

  ngOnInit() {
    let keys = Object.keys(this.chartTypesEnum);
    for (let i = 0; i < (keys.length ); i++) {
          value: parseInt(ChartType[keys[i]]), 
          chartType: this.chartTypesEnum[keys[i]],
          display: `This is a ${keys[i]}`


HTML (again badly done but simple)

<ng-container *ngFor="let chart of chartTypes">
  <ng-container [ngSwitch]="chart.chartType" >
  <div *ngSwitchCase="chartTypesEnum.chart">Chart</div>
  <div *ngSwitchCase="chartTypesEnum.grid">Grid</div>
  <div *ngSwitchCase="chartTypesEnum.text">Text</div>


Example 2

Answered By – Supun De Silva

Answer Checked By – David Goodson (AngularFixing Volunteer)

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