iJade iJade - 1 year ago 77
AngularJS Question

Detect unsaved data using angularjs

I'm a newbie to AngularJs, so this might be trivial.
Are there any inbuilt AngularJs

to detect unsaved data in a form.
If not then how to go about writing one.
Any pointers would be appreciated.

html code is

<input type="text" runat="server" />

And my angular js controller code is

function MyCtrl1($scope) {
// code to do stuff
}MyCtrl1.$inject = ['$scope'];

I am trying to write a directive to detect unsaved data, and I'm guessing its to be written in the above controller.Correct me if wrong.

Answer Source

AngularJS sets the CSS classes ng-pristine and ng-dirty on any input field you've used ng-model on, and your FormController has the properties $pristine and $dirty which you can check to see if the form is dirty or not. So yes, it's possible.

Could you provide some code that shows what you're trying to do? That would make it easier to help you.


Here's a simple example of how to detect a pristine/dirty state, and how to revert to a pristine state:

<!doctype html>
<html ng-app>
    <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() {
            $scope.myModel = angular.copy(initial);
    <form name="myForm" ng-controller="Ctrl">
        myModel.text: <input name="input" ng-model="myModel.text">
        <p>myModel.text = {{myModel.text}}</p>
        <p>$pristine = {{myForm.$pristine}}</p>
        <p>$dirty = {{myForm.$dirty}}</p>
        <button ng-click="revert()">Set pristine</button>
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