AngularJS $location without templates


I would like to use the $locationProvider service in AngularJS without rendering a new HTML template in my ng-view.

I have a div element that is shown on demand via ng-show binding to the existence of a data element. I would like to wire this to the browser location via the $locationProvider but stay within the same template.


<div> other stuff ... </div> <div ng-show="model">{{ model.element }}</div>


Controller = function($scope, $location) { $scope.show = function() { $scope.model = model; // show div } $scope.hide = function() { $scope.model = null; // hide div } }

I can't figure out how to integrate the $location service in this. AngularJS also overwrites the location if it is set with history.pushState directly.


Use the source, Luke :-) <a href="http://code.angularjs.org/1.0.0/angular-1.0.0.js" rel="nofollow">http://code.angularjs.org/1.0.0/angular-1.0.0.js</a>

If you look at the ngViewDirective (which is actually super simple), it just catches the '$routeChangeSuccess' event and changes view accordingly.

So you could catch $routeChangeSuccess and then inject $route into your controller, check if the new route is the one you want, and show accordingly. (I think :D)

This might work (untested):

//declare a route so angular knows to broadcast about it when it's hit //We aren't declaring any actions for the route though, //since below we define custom actions myApp.config(function($routeProvider) { $routeProvider.when('/superman', {}); }); function SupermanCtrl($scope, $route) { $scope.$on('$routeChangeSuccess', function() { //If this doesn't work, console.log $route.current to see how it's formatted if ($route.current == '/superman') $scope.show = true; else $scope.show = false; }); }

I hope it works, and if it doesn't it should be enough to start with. I encourage you to read the ngViewDirective, and if this doesn't work search for '$routeChangeSuccess' and figure out how/why it gets broadcasted.


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