RonSper RonSper - 1 year ago 134
Javascript Question

Dynamic NG-Controller Name

I want to dynamically specify a controller based on a config that we load. Something like this:

<div ng-controller="{{config.controllerNameString}}>

How do I do this in angular? I thought this would be very easy, but I can seem to find a way of doing this.

Answer Source

What you want to do is have another directive run before anything else is called, get the controller name from some model remove the new directive and add the ng-controller directive, then re-compile the element.

That looks like this:

global.directive('dynamicCtrl', ['$compile', '$parse',function($compile, $parse) {
  return {
    restrict: 'A',
    terminal: true,
    priority: 100000,
    link: function(scope, elem) {
      var name = $parse(elem.attr('dynamic-ctrl'))(scope);
      elem.attr('ng-controller', name);

Then you could use it in your template, like so:

<div dynamic-ctrl="'blankCtrl'">{{tyler}}</div>

with a controller like this:

    tyler.tyler = 'tyler';
    tyler.tyler = 'chameleon';

There's probably a way of interpolating the value ($interpolate) of the dynamic-ctrl instead of parsing it ($parse), but I couldn't get it to work for some reason.

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