[Angularjs-Directive] angularjs directive call function specified in attribute and pass an argument to it



Answers

Just to add some info to the other answers - using & is a good way if you need an isolated scope.

The main downside of marko's solution is that it forces you to create an isolated scope on an element, but you can only have one of those on an element (otherwise you'll run into an angular error: Multiple directives [directive1, directive2] asking for isolated scope)

This means you :

  • can't use it on an element hat has an isolated scope itself
  • can't use two directives with this solution on the same element

Since the original question uses a directive with restrict:'A' both situations might arise quite often in bigger applications, and using an isolated scope here is not a good practice and also unnecessary. In fact rekna had a good intuition in this case, and almost had it working, the only thing he was doing wrong was calling the $parsed function wrong (see what it returns here: https://docs.angularjs.org/api/ng/service/$parse ).

TL;DR; Fixed question code

<div my-method='theMethodToBeCalled(id)'></div>

and the code

app.directive("myMethod",function($parse) {
  restrict:'A',
  link:function(scope,element,attrs) {
     // here you can parse any attribute (so this could as well be,
     // myDirectiveCallback or multiple ones if you need them )
     var expressionHandler = $parse(attrs.myMethod);
     $(element).on('theEvent',function( e, rowid ) {
        calculatedId = // some function called to determine id based on rowid

        // HERE: call the parsed function correctly (with scope AND params object)
        expressionHandler(scope, {id:calculatedId});
     }
  }
}

app.controller("myController",function($scope) {
   $scope.theMethodToBeCalled = function(id) { alert(id); };
}
Question

I want to create a directive that links to an attribute. The attribute specifies the function that should be called on the scope. But I also want to pass an argument to the function that is determined inside the link function.

<div my-method='theMethodToBeCalled'></div>

In the link function I bind to a jQuery event, which passes an argument I need to pass to the function:

app.directive("myMethod",function($parse) {
  restrict:'A',
  link:function(scope,element,attrs) {
     var expressionHandler = $parse(attrs.myMethod);
     $(element).on('theEvent',function( e, rowid ) {
        id = // some function called to determine id based on rowid
        scope.$apply(function() {expressionHandler(id);});
     }
  }
}

app.controller("myController",function($scope) {
   $scope.theMethodToBeCalled = function(id) { alert(id); };
}

Without passing the id I can get it working, but as soon as I try to pass an argument, the function is not called anymore




My solution:

  1. on polymer raise an event (eg. complete)
  2. define a directive linking the event to control function

Directive

/*global define */
define(['angular', './my-module'], function(angular, directives) {
    'use strict';
    directives.directive('polimerBinding', ['$compile', function($compile) {

            return {
                 restrict: 'A',
                scope: { 
                    method:'&polimerBinding'
                },
                link : function(scope, element, attrs) {
                    var el = element[0];
                    var expressionHandler = scope.method();
                    var siemEvent = attrs['polimerEvent'];
                    if (!siemEvent) {
                        siemEvent = 'complete';
                    }
                    el.addEventListener(siemEvent, function (e, options) {
                        expressionHandler(e.detail);
                    })
                }
            };
        }]);
});

Polymer component

<dom-module id="search">

<template>
<h3>Search</h3>
<div class="input-group">

    <textarea placeholder="search by expression (eg. temperature>100)"
        rows="10" cols="100" value="{{text::input}}"></textarea>
    <p>
        <button id="button" class="btn input-group__addon">Search</button>
    </p>
</div>
</template>

 <script>
  Polymer({
    is: 'search',
            properties: {
      text: {
        type: String,
        notify: true
      },

    },
    regularSearch: function(e) {
      console.log(this.range);
      this.fire('complete', {'text': this.text});
    },
    listeners: {
        'button.click': 'regularSearch',
    }
  });
</script>

</dom-module>

Page

 <search id="search" polimer-binding="searchData"
 siem-event="complete" range="{{range}}"></siem-search>

searchData is the control function

$scope.searchData = function(searchObject) {
                    alert('searchData '+ searchObject.text + ' ' + searchObject.range);

}



You can create a directive that executes a function call with params by using the attrName: "&" to reference the expression in the outer scope.

We want to replace the ng-click directive with ng-click-x:

<button ng-click-x="add(a,b)">Add</button>

If we had this scope:

$scope.a = 2;
$scope.b = 2;

$scope.add = function (a, b) {
  $scope.result = parseFloat(a) + parseFloat(b);
}

We could write our directive like so:

angular.module("ng-click-x", [])

.directive('ngClickX', [function () {

  return {

    scope: {

      // Reference the outer scope
      fn: "&ngClickX",

    },

    restrict: "A",

    link: function(scope, elem) {

      function callFn () {
        scope.$apply(scope.fn());
      }

      elem[0].addEventListener('click', callFn);
    }
  };
}]);

Here is a live demo: http://plnkr.co/edit/4QOGLD?p=info




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