greedz greedz - 1 month ago 11x
AngularJS Question

How can I check in an angular view if an object's property is an object itself?

I'm building some form views with angular and need to run over some nested objects.

I've run into an issue and can't figure out exactly what I'm missing.

<div ng-app="app">

<div ng-controller="Main">

<div ng-repeat="(key, value) in ob">
<div ng-if="angular.isObject(ob[key])">
angular.isObject() returns true!
<div ng-if="!angular.isObject(ob[key])">
angular.isObject() returns false!

<div ng-if="typeof(ob[key]) === 'object'">
typeof is object!

<div ng-if="typeof(ob[key]) !== 'object'">
typeof is not object!




In controller:

$scope.ob = {
prop1: 1,
prop2: 'asd',
prop3: {
subprop1: 'one',
subprop2: 'two'

In the code above I'm trying to use
to detect whether the property is an object, so I can go into another loop afterwards. Both ng-ifs resolve to false, even if my third property is an object. Same while using

Codepen link:


You can't use angular in template. Template is evaluated against scope object, not global one (e.g. window, which has angular property as global variable).

If you really want to you can simply expose reference to the angular like this:

$scope.angular = angular


But better approach is to expose only function that you actually need:

$scope.isObject = angular.isObject

and use it in template like this: