My first steps with AngularJS

angularjsWe need a composition layer for the GUI. It should combine the data from multiple services into one interactive web page. AngularJs comes to mind.

As a proof of concept I decided to create a simple web page. The page requests data from a REST service and displays this in a type-ahead search box. Below is the code I created.

<div class="container body-content" ng-app="searchdemo">
   <div class="container-fluid" ng-controller="TypeaheadCtrl">
       <input type="text"
              placeholder="search for variable"
              uib-typeahead="var as var.Name for var in variables($viewValue)" 
       <i ng-show="loading" class="glyphicon glyphicon-refresh"></i>
       <div ng-show="noResults">
          <i class="glyphicon glyphicon-remove"></i> No Results Found

The angular controller seemed to work, but no type-ahead.

Robbert looked at my code, hummed, clicked with the mouse and pointed me in the right direction. We changed the handler for the $http.get from “success” to “then”, because of the “promise” pattern (thanks Robbert)

angular.module('searchdemo', ['ui.bootstrap'])
       .controller('TypeaheadCtrl', function ($scope, $http) {
          $scope.result = new Array ({ Name : 'test' });
          $scope.variables = function (filter) {
             return $http.get("http://localhost:2305/api/relatie/" + filter)
                .then(function (response) {
                   console.debug("response received ", response);

Looks like I’ll be diving deeper into AngularJs the next days. Good times ahead 😉

About erictummers

Working in a DevOps team is the best thing that happened to me. I like challenges and sharing the solutions with others. On my blog I’ll mostly post about my work, but expect an occasional home project, productivity tip and tooling review.
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2 Responses to My first steps with AngularJS

  1. jokelab says:

    No problem 😉

    Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2015 16:03:16 +0000 To:

  2. Pingback: Multiple service calls as data for AngularJs | .NET Development by Eric

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