Chernogorskiy Fedor Chernogorskiy Fedor - 1 year ago 86
AngularJS Question

Get and Set class of an element in AngularJs

I've added the ng-click to my icon like this:

<img src="images/customer_icon.png" class="customer" ng-click="processForm($event)">

And here's the js-file.

var app = angular.module('myapp', []);
app.controller('mycontroller', function($scope) {
$scope.processForm = function(obj) {
var elem = angular.element(obj);
alert("Current class value: " + elem.getAttribute("class"));

I'm getting the "elem.getAttribute is not a function" error. Trying to switch "class" to "ng-class", i faced another problem: "ng-class" is not recognised by my css files.

Is there any way I can get/set the "class" attribute directly?

Answer Source

Try following snippet.

var app = angular.module('myapp', []);
app.controller('mycontroller', function($scope) {
    $scope.processForm = function(event) {
      var element = angular.element(;
      //Old Class
      console.log("OLD CLASS : " + element.attr('class'));
      //New Class
      console.log("NEW CLASS : " + element.attr('class'));
<script src=""></script>
<div ng-app="myapp" ng-controller="mycontroller">
<img src="" class="customer" ng-click="processForm($event)">

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