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Difference between double and single curly brace in angular JS?

Posted by: admin November 2, 2017 Leave a comment


I am new to this angular world, i am bit confused with the use of double curly braces {{}}
and single curly braces{} or sometime no curly brace is used to include the expression like in the directives

  1. ng-class={expression}
  2. normal data binding like{{obj.key}}
  3. ng-hide='mydata==="red"'

{{}} – double curly braces:

{{}} are Angular expressions and come quite handy when you wish to write stuff to HTML:

    {{planet.name == "Earth" ? "Yeah! We 're home!" : "Eh! Where 're we?"}}

<!-- with some directives like `ngSrc` -->
<img ng-src="http://www.example.com/gallery/{{hash}}"/>

<!-- set the title attribute -->
<div ng-attr-title="{{celebrity.name}}">...

<!-- set a custom attribute for your custom directive -->
<div custom-directive custom-attr="{{pizza.size}}"></div>

Don’t use these at a place that is already an expression!

For instance, the directive ngClick treats anything written in between the quotes as an expression:

<!-- so dont do this! -->
<!-- <button ng-click="activate({{item}})">... -->  

{} – single curly braces:

{} as we know stand for objects in JavaScript. Here, too, nothing different:

<div ng-init="distanceWalked = {mon:2, tue:2.5, wed:0.8, thu:3, fri:1.5, 
sat:2, sun:3}">

With some directives like ngClass or ngStyle that accept map:

<span ng-style="{'color' : 'red'}">{{viruses.length}} viruses found!</span>

<div ng-class="{'green' : vegetable == 'lettuce', 
'red' : vegetable == 'tomato'}">..

no curly braces:

As already mentioned just go bracketless when inside expressions. Quite simple:

<div ng-if="zoo.enclosure.inmatesCount == 0">
    Alarm! All the monkeys have escaped!


one more thing about ‘{{}}’
it is also used as Watcher..
please avoid as much as possible for better perfomance