PCoelho PCoelho - 5 months ago 24
AngularJS Question

Calling a function when ng-repeat has finished

What I am trying to implement is basically a "on ng repeat finished rendering" handler. I am able to detect when it is done but I can't figure out how to trigger a function from it.

Check the fiddle:http://jsfiddle.net/paulocoelho/BsMqq/3/

JS

var module = angular.module('testApp', [])
.directive('onFinishRender', function () {
return {
restrict: 'A',
link: function (scope, element, attr) {
if (scope.$last === true) {
element.ready(function () {
console.log("calling:"+attr.onFinishRender);
// CALL TEST HERE!
});
}
}
}
});

function myC($scope) {
$scope.ta = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6];
function test() {
console.log("test executed");
}
}


HTML

<div ng-app="testApp" ng-controller="myC">
<p ng-repeat="t in ta" on-finish-render="test()">{{t}}</p>
</div>


Answer:
Working fiddle from finishingmove: http://jsfiddle.net/paulocoelho/BsMqq/4/

Answer
var module = angular.module('testApp', [])
    .directive('onFinishRender', function ($timeout) {
    return {
        restrict: 'A',
        link: function (scope, element, attr) {
            if (scope.$last === true) {
                $timeout(function () {
                    scope.$emit(attr.onFinishRender);
                });
            }
        }
    }
});

Notice that I didn't use .ready() but rather wrapped it in a $timeout. $timeout makes sure it's executed when the ng-repeated elements have REALLY finished rendering (because the $timeout will execute at the end of the current digest cycle -- and it will also call $apply internally, unlike setTimeout). So after the ng-repeat has finished, we use $emit to emit an event to outer scopes (sibling and parent scopes).

And then in your controller, you can catch it with $on:

$scope.$on('ngRepeatFinished', function(ngRepeatFinishedEvent) {
    //you also get the actual event object
    //do stuff, execute functions -- whatever...
});

With html that looks something like this:

<div ng-repeat="item in items" on-finish-render="ngRepeatFinished">
    <div>{{item.name}}}<div>
</div>
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