iJade iJade - 1 month ago 76
AngularJS Question

Detect Unsaved changes and alert user using angularjs

Below is the code so far

<!doctype html>
<html ng-app>
<head>
<script src="http://code.angularjs.org/1.1.2/angular.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
function Ctrl($scope) {
var initial = {text: 'initial value'};
$scope.myModel = angular.copy(initial);
$scope.revert = function() {
$scope.myModel = angular.copy(initial);
$scope.myForm.$setPristine();
}
}
</script>
</head>
<body>
<form name="myForm" ng-controller="Ctrl">
myModel.text: <input name="input" ng-model="myModel.text">
<p>myModel.text = {{myModel.text}}</p>
<p>$pristine = {{myForm.$pristine}}</p>
<p>$dirty = {{myForm.$dirty}}</p>
<button ng-click="revert()">Set pristine</button>
</form>
</body>
</html>


How to alert the user on
browser close
or
url redirect
that there is some unsaved data, does he wish to continue.

Answer

Something like this should do it:

<!doctype html>
<html ng-app="myApp">
<head>
    <script src="http://code.angularjs.org/1.1.2/angular.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
    function Ctrl($scope) {
        var initial = {text: 'initial value'};
        $scope.myModel = angular.copy(initial);
        $scope.revert = function() {
            $scope.myModel = angular.copy(initial);
            $scope.myForm.$setPristine();
        }
    }

    angular.module("myApp", []).directive('confirmOnExit', function() {
        return {
            link: function($scope, elem, attrs) {
                window.onbeforeunload = function(){
                    if ($scope.myForm.$dirty) {
                        return "The form is dirty, do you want to stay on the page?";
                    }
                }
                $scope.$on('$locationChangeStart', function(event, next, current) {
                    if ($scope.myForm.$dirty) {
                        if(!confirm("The form is dirty, do you want to stay on the page?")) {
                            event.preventDefault();
                        }
                    }
                });
            }
        };
    });
    </script>
</head>
<body>
    <form name="myForm" ng-controller="Ctrl" confirm-on-exit>
        myModel.text: <input name="input" ng-model="myModel.text">
        <p>myModel.text = {{myModel.text}}</p>
        <p>$pristine = {{myForm.$pristine}}</p>
        <p>$dirty = {{myForm.$dirty}}</p>
        <button ng-click="revert()">Set pristine</button>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

Note that the listener for $locationChangeStart isn't triggered in this example since AngularJS doesn't handle any routing in such a simple example, but it should work in an actual Angular application.

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