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Angularjs ng-model doesn't work inside ng-if

Posted by: admin November 2, 2017 Leave a comment

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Here is the fiddle showing the problem. http://jsfiddle.net/Erk4V/1/

It appears if I have an ng-model inside of an ng-if, the model does not work as expected.

I am wondering if this is a bug or if I am misunderstanding the proper usage.

<div ng-app >
    <div ng-controller="main">

        Test A: {{testa}}<br />
        Test B: {{testb}}<br />
        Test C: {{testc}}<br />

        <div>
            testa (without ng-if): <input type="checkbox" ng-model="testa" />
        </div>
        <div ng-if="!testa">
            testb (with ng-if): <input type="checkbox" ng-model="testb" />
        </div>
        <div ng-if="!someothervar">
            testc (with ng-if): <input type="checkbox" ng-model="testc" />
        </div>

    </div>
</div>
Answers:

The ng-if directive, like other directives creates a child scope. See this fiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/Erk4V/4/

So, your checkbox changes the testb inside of the child scope, but not the outer parent scope.

Note, that if you want to modify the data in the parent scope, you’ll need to modify the internal properties of an object like in the last div that I added.

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You can use $parent to refer to the model defined in the parent scope like this

<input type="checkbox" ng-model="$parent.testb" />

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You can use ngHide (or ngShow) directive. It doesn’t create child scope as ngIf does.

<div ng-hide="testa">

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Yes, ng-hide (or ng-show) directive won’t create child scope.

Here is my practice:

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.2.0rc1/angular.min.js"></script>

<script>
    function main($scope) {
        $scope.testa = false;
        $scope.testb = false;
        $scope.testc = false;
        $scope.testd = false;
    }
</script>

<div ng-app >
    <div ng-controller="main">

        Test A: {{testa}}<br />
        Test B: {{testb}}<br />
        Test C: {{testc}}<br />
        Test D: {{testd}}<br />

        <div>
            testa (without ng-if): <input type="checkbox" ng-model="testa" />
        </div>
        <div ng-if="!testa">
            testb (with ng-if): <input type="checkbox" ng-model="$parent.testb" />
        </div>
        <div ng-show="!testa">
            testc (with ng-show): <input type="checkbox" ng-model="testc" />
        </div>
        <div ng-hide="testa">
            testd (with ng-hide): <input type="checkbox" ng-model="testd" />
        </div>

    </div>
</div>

http://jsfiddle.net/bn64Lrzu/

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Answers:

We had this in many other cases, what we decided internally is to always have a wrapper for the controller/directive so that we don’t need to think about it.
Here is you example with our wrapper.

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.2.0rc1/angular.min.js"></script>

<script>
    function main($scope) {
        $scope.thisScope = $scope;
        $scope.testa = false;
        $scope.testb = false;
        $scope.testc = false;
        $scope.testd = false;
    }
</script>

<div ng-app >
    <div ng-controller="main">

        Test A: {{testa}}<br />
        Test B: {{testb}}<br />
        Test C: {{testc}}<br />
        Test D: {{testd}}<br />

        <div>
            testa (without ng-if): <input type="checkbox" ng-model="thisScope.testa" />
        </div>
        <div ng-if="!testa">
            testb (with ng-if): <input type="checkbox" ng-model="thisScope.testb" />
        </div>
        <div ng-show="!testa">
            testc (with ng-show): <input type="checkbox" ng-model="thisScope.testc" />
        </div>
        <div ng-hide="testa">
            testd (with ng-hide): <input type="checkbox" ng-model="thisScope.testd" />
        </div>

    </div>
</div>

Hopes this helps,
Yishay

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You can do it like this and you mod function will work perfect let me know if you want a code pen

  <div ng-repeat="icon in icons">                   
                <div class="row" ng-if="$index % 3 == 0 ">
                    <i class="col col-33 {{icons[$index + n].icon}} custom-icon"></i>
                    <i class="col col-33 {{icons[$index + n + 1].icon}} custom-icon"></i>
                    <i class="col col-33 {{icons[$index + n + 2].icon}} custom-icon"></i>
                </div>
         </div>