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AngularJS Directives Cookbook

By : Fernando Monteiro, Jan Carlo Viray, Dror Elovits, Juri Strumpflohner, Gabriel Schenker
Book Image

AngularJS Directives Cookbook

By: Fernando Monteiro, Jan Carlo Viray, Dror Elovits, Juri Strumpflohner, Gabriel Schenker

Overview of this book

AngularJS directives are at the center of what makes it such an exciting – and important - web development framework. With directives, you can take greater control over HTML elements on your web pages – they ‘direct’ Angular’s HTML compiler to behave in the way you want it to. It makes building modern web applications a much more expressive experience, and allows you to focus more closely on improving the way that user interaction impacts the DOM and the way your app manages data. If you’re already using Angular, you probably recognize the power of directives to transform the way you understand and build your projects – but customizing and creating your own directives to harness AngularJS to its full potential can be more challenging. This cookbook shows you how to do just that – it’s a valuable resource that demonstrates how to use directives at every stage in the workflow. Packed with an extensive range of solutions and tips that AngularJS developers shouldn’t do without, you’ll find out how to make the most of directives. You’ll find recipes demonstrating how to build a number of different user interface components with directives, so you can take complete control over how users interact with your application. You’ll also learn how directives can simplify the way you work by creating reusable directives – by customizing them with Yeoman you can be confident that you’re application has the robust architecture that forms the bedrock of the best user experiences. You’ll also find recipes that will help you learn how to unit test directives, so you can be confident in the reliability and performance of your application. Whether you’re looking for guidance to dive deeper into AngularJS directives, or you want a reliable resource, relevant to today’s web development challenges, AngularJS Directives Cookbook delivers everything you need in an easily accessible way.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
AngularJS Directives Cookbook
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Building accordion tab directives


Another way to deal with Bootstrap UI directives is to override the default HTML template. This can be done in two ways: inside the HTML file or externally.

As you may have observed, Angular Bootstrap has two files: one called ui-bootstrap-tpls.js and the other just ui-bootstrap.js.

The difference is simple, the tpls suffix at the end of the filename indicates that the file has all the Bootstrap templates inside, and the others don't.

If you try to use the ui-bootstrap.js file you will receive an error because the compiled code doesn't find the templates, and you must provide templates for all the widgets.

Perhaps this is not a good idea when you want to override one or two components, so consider using a custom build. The following technique will be very helpful.

Tip

You can create your own custom build for UI bootstrap and pick only the components you need at http://angular-ui.github.io/bootstrap/#/getting_started.

Getting ready

We will still use the same code...