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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
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Implementing the ng-grid directive

In this recipe, we'll see how to use an extremely useful interface component used in a large number of web applications. We're talking about ng-grid, a very useful custom directive to deal with dynamic tabular data.

In this example, we will use an external public API to grab some data.

Getting ready

We're still using the same code base that we used in the previous chapter. Let's add a new module.

Open your terminal window on the root project folder and type the following command:

yo angm:angm-module

Name the new module as gridexample. When the generator finishes its work, we will have the following result:

The gridexample module was created, and we can access it with the URL!/gridexample. Now, let's see how to implement ng-grid.

How to do it…

  1. First of all, let's create a factory to grab our data from a simple API. Add the following highlighted code to gridexampleService.js:

    'use strict';
     * @ngdoc function
     * @name app.service:gridexampleService...