Fabii Fabii - 4 months ago 447x
AngularJS Question

Applying angularjs ng-repeat to owl-carousel

<div class="owl-carousel">
<div ng-repeat="items in itemlist">
<a href="series.html"><img ng-src="{{items.imageUrl}}" /></a>
<a href="series.html"><img src="http://placehold.it/350x150" /></a>

View carousel here: Owl-carousel2

I'm running into an issue where whenever the ng-repeat directive is applied to carousel the items are stacked vertically instead of being layout horizontally.

If I leave out ng-repeat and use static items then it works as it should.

Is there a directive I can write and apply to owl-carousel to maintain the layout?

Also what is about ng-repeat that is causing the carousel to break?

Is angular somehow stripping the owl-carousel classes applied to the carousel?

Note* If build the list manually then iterate through and append the elements using :

var div = document.createElement('div');
var anchor = document.createElement('a');
var img = document.createElement('img');

then call the owl.owlCarousel({..}) It works, not sure if this is the best work around because ng-repeat makes everything bit easier.

I discovered a hack , if I wrap the owl init in a timeout then ng-repat works.

...call owl init now

<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/owl.carousel.css"/>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/owl.theme.default.min.css"/>

<script src="/js/lib/owl.carousel.min.js"></script>
$(document).ready(function() {
var owl = $('.owl-carousel');
owl.on('mousewheel', '.owl-stage', function(e) {
if (e.deltaY > 0) {
} else {



Was able to modify a directive from DTing on another post to get it working with multiple carousels on the same page. Here is a working plnkr

-- Edit -- Have another plnkr to give an example on how to add an item. Doing a reinit() did not work cause any time the owl carousel is destroyed it loses the data- elements and can never initialize again.

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

app.controller('MainCtrl', function($scope) {
  $scope.items1 = [1,2,3,4,5];
  $scope.items2 = [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10];
}).directive("owlCarousel", function() {
    return {
        restrict: 'E',
        transclude: false,
        link: function (scope) {
            scope.initCarousel = function(element) {
              // provide any default options you want
                var defaultOptions = {
                var customOptions = scope.$eval($(element).attr('data-options'));
                // combine the two options objects
                for(var key in customOptions) {
                    defaultOptions[key] = customOptions[key];
                // init carousel
.directive('owlCarouselItem', [function() {
    return {
        restrict: 'A',
        transclude: false,
        link: function(scope, element) {
          // wait for the last item in the ng-repeat then call init
            if(scope.$last) {

Here is the HTML

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html ng-app="plunker">

    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <title>AngularJS Plunker</title>
    <script>document.write('<base href="' + document.location + '" />');</script>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/owl-carousel/1.3.3/owl.carousel.min.css" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/owl-carousel/1.3.3/owl.theme.min.css" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/owl-carousel/1.3.3/owl.transitions.min.css" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/owl-carousel/1.3.3/owl.carousel.min.js" />
    <script data-require="angular.js@1.3.x" src="https://code.angularjs.org/1.3.15/angular.js" data-semver="1.3.15"></script>
    <script data-require="jquery@2.1.3" data-semver="2.1.3" src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-2.1.3.min.js"></script>
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/owl-carousel/1.3.3/owl.carousel.min.js"></script>
    <script src="app.js"></script>

  <body ng-controller="MainCtrl">
    <data-owl-carousel class="owl-carousel" data-options="{navigation: true, pagination: false, rewindNav : false}">
      <div owl-carousel-item="" ng-repeat="item in ::items1" class="item">
    <data-owl-carousel class="owl-carousel" data-options="{navigation: false, pagination: true, rewindNav : false}">
      <div owl-carousel-item="" ng-repeat="item in ::items2" class="item">