javascript - transclude - Passing value of a variable to angularjs directive template function




isolated scope in angularjs (2)

I am trying to pass a $scope's variable to a directive, but its not working. I am catching the variable in the template function:

app.directive('customdir', function () {

    return {
        restrict: 'E',

        template: function(element, attrs) {
            console.log(attrs.filterby);
            switch (attrs.filterby) {
                case 'World':
                    return '<input type="checkbox">';
            }
            return '<input type="text" />';
        }
    };
});

What I need is the value of variable filterby not the variable name itself.

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First of all, what is a template function? It should be a link function. Second, you're overloading the link function incorrectly, order matters here, its always scope, element, attrs .Third, pass the variable in an isolate scope:

app.directive('customdir', function ($compile) {

    return {
        restrict: 'E',
        scope:{
          filterby:'='
        },

        link: function(scope,element, attrs) {
            console.log(scope.filterby);
            switch (scope.filterby) {
                case 'World':
                    return '<input type="checkbox">';
            }
            return '<input type="text" />';
        }
    };
});

or if you insist on attributes then:

 app.directive('customdir', function ($compile) {

        return {
            restrict: 'E',

            link: function(scope,element, attrs) {
                console.log(attrs.filterby);
                switch (attrs.filterby) {
                    case 'World':
                        return '<input type="checkbox">';
                }
                return '<input type="text" />';
            }
        };
    });

but in your html:

 <customdir filterby="{{name}}"></customdir>

To ensure the variables value gets evaluated first. Finally you should not be manipulating the DOM like that, in fact that link function won't render html as you'd expect. You have a static template and your link function will act as something to set variable values on the template.


Or like this

app.directive('customdir', function ($compile) {
  var getTemplate = function(filter) {
    switch (filter) {
      case 'World': return '<input type="checkbox" ng-model="filterby">';
      default:  return '<input type="text" ng-model="filterby" />';
    }
  }

    return {
        restrict: 'E',
        scope: {
          filterby: "="
        },
        link: function(scope, element, attrs) {
            var el = $compile(getTemplate(scope.filterby))(scope);
            element.replaceWith(el);
        }
    };
});

http://plnkr.co/edit/yPopi0mYdViElCKrQAq9?p=preview





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