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During my recreational reading of Angular.js documentation I made a handful of notes describing some little-known, yet useful directives. Bon appétit.
Use it instead of
form. Nest them at will, including validation.
<div ng-form name="userForm"> <div ng-form name="contactForm"></div> </div>
Angular performs validation of HTML5
input types out of the box.
<input type="url"> <input type="email"> <input type="number" min="1" max="10">
The equivalent of putting
ng-cloak element, which additionally prevents your app from the Flash of Uncompiled Content.
Plus, it makes HTML in your templates (in our case Slim templates) look better.
<span ng-bind="user.email"> <!-- equivalent of --> <span ng-cloak></span>
Also prevents FUC, but contains multiple
<span ng-bind-template=" " /> <!-- equivalent of --> <span ng-cloak> </span>
<!-- safe --> <div ng-bind-html="renderHtml()"> <!-- possible script injection --> <div ng-bind-html-unsafe="renderHtml()">
Enforces Content Security Policy support.
When using this directive, Angular never optimizes code by evaluating it using
Function(string). Keep in mind that this may decrease the performance of your app.
You’ll find it indispensable when developing Google Chrome extensions.
<html ng-app ng-csp> <!-- no eval please --> </html>
Converts comma-separated values in a view to an array in a model, and vice‑versa.
<!-- enter items as csv like "foo, bar" --> <input ng-list ng-model="elements"> <!-- render both items in a list --> <ul ng-repeat="element in elements"> <li ng-bind="element"> </ul>
Conditionally renders HTML. Handy if you want to avoid multiple
<div ng-switch="search.type"> <div ng-switch-when="zipcode"><!-- pick me --></div> <div ng-switch-when="geocode"><!-- or pick me! --></div> </div>
Not strictly Angular.js feature, but soon-to-be. It’s the part of AngularUI Router and serves as an awesome alternative to
ng-view. <!-- NOTE: english.stackexchange.com/questions/3835/alternative-to-vs-alternative-for -->
It supports — among others — states instead of routes (like in state machine), and prevents you from hard-coding links in your HTML by exposing
One of the coolest
ui-router features which — according to the documentation:
binds a link (
<a>tag) to a state. If the state has an associated URL, the directive will automatically generate & update the
hrefattribute via the
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