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ngMocks.touch helps to simulate external touches of a form control. Does not matter whether the declaration of the form control is a mock instance or a real one.

To simulate a touch, we need a debug element the form control belongs to.

Let's assume that we have the next template:

<input data-testid="inputControl" [formControl]="myControl" />

And, we want to simulate a touch of the input.

Then solution may look like that:

// looking for debug element of the inputconst el = ngMocks.find(['data-testid', 'inputControl']);
// simulating touchngMocks.touch(valueAccessorEl);
// assertingexpect(component.myControl.touched).toEqual(true);

or simply with selectors which are supported by ngMocks.find.

ngMocks.touch(['data-testid', 'inputControl']);ngMocks.touch('input');ngMocks.touch('[data-testid="inputControl"]');