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Angularjs and inplace edit

AngularJS is an awesome framework and Angular Directives make this framework super awesome :)

AngularJS  directives help us extend the existing HTML DSL. You can create new tags, extend functionality using existing tag and create reusable component.
I recently created a Inplace editable control in AngularJS. It basically allows to do in place editing for elements like H1, H2, H3 div etc, basically all read only control. I took the initial idea from this fiddle and added
  • Text selection on edit.
  • Cursor positioning
  • Handle the Enter key press.
Here is my fiddle


GFoley83 said…
Hey your JSFiddle is broken for a couple of reasons:
1. Your reference to AngularUI is broken now (just remove the "." after "raw" from "http://raw.github..." and it will work.
2. You are referencing a template that doesn't exist "template: $('#editable-template')[0].innerHTML,"
3. That reference above is using jQuery, which you haven't included.

For AngularJS I find it handier to add the script references in the style box; like the official AngularJS examples do. Or just use Plunker instead!

I'd be interested in seeing a working solution of your directive.
chandermani said…
Hey thanks for pointing out :) I am not sure why did it happened, and i am even not sure what i did. But I tried to fix it and bring in some new elements.
GFoley83 said…
Cool thanks! I've updated it a bit as an exercise; there's no need to use jQuery for this directive really; if you move the template inside of your app, you can reference its id with "templateUrl" in your directive's return function. Also without jQuery we can't select all the text on edit but we can still give focus to the text box.

See example here:
chandermani said…
Yes looks much better :) Did not know i can just use the template id directly

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