Yarin Yarin - 7 months ago 44
Javascript Question

Using Angular formatters / parsers

Can't seem to get Angular formatters and parsers working:


var itemApp = angular.module('itemApp', []);

itemApp.controller('ItemController', ['$scope', function($scope) {

$scope.some_value = 'abcEFG';


itemApp.directive('changeCase', function () {
return {
restrict: 'A',
require: 'ngModel',
link: function (scope, element, attrs, ngModel) {

return value.toUpperCase();

return value.toLowerCase();



<input ng-model="some_value" changeCase>

It doesn't work- no errors, just nothing happens to the values in the input or the model. I'm newish to Angular, having trouble figuring out how I'd even debug this.


Try to write:

<input ng-model="some_value" change-case> //camel-case

This is explained in angular docs


Angular normalizes an element's tag and attribute name to determine which elements match which directives. We typically refer to directives by their case-sensitive camelCase normalized name (e.g. ngModel). However, since HTML is case-insensitive, we refer to directives in the DOM by lower-case forms, typically using dash-delimited attributes on DOM elements (e.g. ng-model).

The normalization process is as follows:

  • Strip x- and data- from the front of the element/attributes.
  • Convert or _-delimited name to camelCase.