Federico Elles Federico Elles - 3 months ago 9
AngularJS Question

How add options to a select with an AngularJS directive?

I have a select tag (to be used for country selection) which I want to prefill with options using a directive:

<select class="countryselect" required ng-model="cust.country"></select>


My directive goes like

return {
restrict : "C",
link: function postLink(scope, iElement, iAttrs) {
var countries = [
["AND","AD - Andorra","AD"],
["UAE","AE - Vereinigte Arabische Emirate","AE"]
... //loop array and generate opt elements
iElement.context.appendChild(opt);
}
}


I am able to fill the select with additional options, but the ng-model binding does not work. Even if cust.country has a value (e.g. "UAE"), the option is not selected.

How to make the select display the value of cust.country? If think I have some timing problem here.

Answer

You can use directive from Angular JS:

Markup:

<div ng-controller="MainCtrl">
<select ng-model="country" ng-options="c.name for c in countries"></select>
{{country}}
</div>

Script:

app.controller('MainCtrl', function($scope) { 
   $scope.countries = [
    {name:'Vereinigte Arabische Emirate', value:'AE'},
    {name:'Andorra', value:'AD'},
  ];

  $scope.country = $scope.countries[1]; 

});

Check the docs of select: Angular Select

EDIT WITH DIRECTIVE

Directive:

  app.directive('sel', function () {
    return {
        template: '<select ng-model="selectedValue" ng-options="c.name for c in countries"></select>',
        restrict: 'E',
        scope: {
            selectedValue: '='
        },
        link: function (scope, elem, attrs) {
            scope.countries = [{
                name: 'Vereinigte Arabische Emirate',
                value: 'AE'
            }, {
                name: 'Andorra',
                value: 'AD'
            }, ];
            scope.selectedValue = scope.countries[1];
        }
    };
});

Main controller:

app.controller('MainCtrl', function($scope) {

  $scope.country={};

})

Markup:

<div ng-controller="MainCtrl">
<sel selected-value="country"></sel>
{{country}}
</div>

Working Example: EXAMPLE