User interaction in Angular Signature component

21 Sep 20228 minutes to read

The below interactions were available in Signature, and we can walk through one by one.

  • Undo and Redo
  • Clear
  • Disabled
  • ReadOnly


In the Signature, every action can be maintained as a snap for undo and redo operations. And maintained SnapIndex for indexing the snap collection.

The undo method reverts the last action of signature by decreasing SnapIndex value to index previous snap. Here, canUndo method is used to ensure whether undo can be performed or not.

The redo method reverts the last undo action of the signature by increasing the SnapIndex to get the next snap. Here, canRedo method is used to ensure whether redo can be performed or not.


The clear method is used to clears the signature and makes the canvas empty. This is also considered in Undo/ Redo. Here, isEmpty method is used to ensure whether the signature is empty or not.


The disabled property is used to enables/disables the signature component. In the disabled state, the user is not allowed to draw signature. And it can’t be focused until the user enabled the signature.


The isReadOnly property is used to enables/disables the ReadOnly Signature. It can be focused but it prevents drawing in Signature.

The following sample explains about user interactions available in signature.

User Integration sample

import { Component, ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import { enableRipple } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';
import { SignatureComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-inputs';
import { Button, ChangeEventArgs } from '@syncfusion/ej2-buttons';
import { getComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';


    selector: 'app-root',
    template: `<div id="option">
                        <button ejs-button id="undo" #undo cssClass="e-primary" (click)="onUndo()" disabled={true}>UNDO</button>
                        <button ejs-button id="redo" #redo cssClass="e-primary" (click)="onRedo()" disabled={true}>REDO</button>
                        <button ejs-button id="clear" #clear cssClass="e-primary" (click)="onClear()" disabled={true}>CLEAR</button>
                        <div id="checkbox1"><ejs-checkbox label="Disable" (change)="onDisableChange($event)"></ejs-checkbox></div>
                        <div id="checkbox1"><ejs-checkbox label="ReadOnly" (change)="onReadOnlyChange($event)"></ejs-checkbox></div>
        <div id ="signature-control">
           <canvas ejs-signature #signature id="signature" (change)="change()"></canvas>
export class AppComponent {
    public signature: SignatureComponent;
    onUndo(): void {
        if (!this.signature.disabled && !this.signature.isReadOnly) {
    onRedo(): void {
        if (!this.signature.disabled && !this.signature.isReadOnly) {
    onClear(): void {
        if (!this.signature.disabled && !this.signature.isReadOnly) {
    onDisableChange(args: ChangeEventArgs): void {
        this.signature.disabled = args.checked;
    onReadOnlyChange(args: ChangeEventArgs): void {
        this.signature.isReadOnly = args.checked;
    change(): void {
        let undoButton: Button = getComponent(document.getElementById("undo"), 'btn');
        let redoButton: Button = getComponent(document.getElementById("redo"), 'btn');
        let clearButton: Button = getComponent(document.getElementById("clear"), 'btn');
        if (!this.signature.disabled && !this.signature.isReadOnly) {
            if (this.signature.canUndo()) {
                undoButton.disabled = false;
            } else {
                undoButton.disabled = true;
            if (this.signature.canRedo()) {
                redoButton.disabled = false;
            } else {
                redoButton.disabled = true;
            if (!this.signature.isEmpty()) {
                clearButton.disabled = false;
            } else {
                clearButton.disabled = true;
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { FormsModule } from '@angular/forms';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import { SignatureComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-inputs';
import { CheckBoxModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-buttons';
import { ButtonModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-buttons';
import { enableRipple } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';


 * Module
    imports: [
    declarations: [AppComponent, SignatureComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
export class AppModule { }
import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';