3、Angular JS 学习笔记 – Controllers [翻译中]





  • 配置作用域对象的初始化状态
  • 添加行为到作用域对象


  • 维护DOM – 控制器应该只包含业务逻辑。放置任何的展现逻辑到控制器中将极大的影响可测试性。
  • 格式化输入 – 应该使用angular表单控制器处理
  • 过滤输出 – 应该使用angular过滤器处理
  • 在多个控制器中共享代码或状态 – 应该使用angular service。




var myApp = angular.module('myApp',[]);

myApp.controller('GreetingController', ['$scope', function($scope) {
  $scope.greeting = 'Hola!';


我们使用一个行内注入标记去明确的声明Controller的依赖于Angular 提供的$scope服务。查看手册Dependency Injection了解更多的信息。


<div ng-controller="GreetingController">
  {{ greeting }}


In order to react to events or execute computation in the view we must provide behavior to the scope. We add behavior to the scope by attaching methods to the $scope object. These methods are then available to be called from the template/view.

The following example uses a Controller to add a method to the scope, which doubles a number:

var myApp = angular.module('myApp',[]);

myApp.controller('DoubleController', ['$scope', function($scope) {
  $scope.double = function(value) { return value * 2; };

Once the Controller has been attached to the DOM, the double method can be invoked in an Angular expression in the template:

<div ng-controller="DoubleController">
  Two times <input ng-model="num"> equals {{ double(num) }}

As discussed in the Concepts section of this guide, any objects (or primitives) assigned to the scope become model properties. Any methods assigned to the scope are available in the template/view, and can be invoked via angular expressions and ng event handler directives (e.g. ngClick).

Using Controllers Correctly

In general, a Controller shouldn’t try to do too much. It should contain only the business logic needed for a single view.

The most common way to keep Controllers slim is by encapsulating work that doesn’t belong to controllers into services and then using these services in Controllers via dependency injection. This is discussed in the Dependency Injection Services sections of this guide.

Associating Controllers with Angular Scope Objects

You can associate Controllers with scope objects implicitly via the ngController directive or $route service.

Simple Spicy Controller Example

To illustrate further how Controller components work in Angular, let’s create a little app with the following components:

  • A template with two buttons and a simple message
  • A model consisting of a string named spice
  • A Controller with two functions that set the value of spice

The message in our template contains a binding to the spice model, which by default is set to the string “very”. Depending on which button is clicked, the spice model is set to chili or jalapeño, and the message is automatically updated by data-binding.

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<div ng-controller="SpicyController">
 <button ng-click="chiliSpicy()">Chili</button>
 <button ng-click="jalapenoSpicy()">Jalapeño</button>
 <p>The food is {{spice}} spicy!</p>

Things to notice in the example above:

  • The ng-controller directive is used to (implicitly) create a scope for our template, and the scope is augmented (managed) by theSpicyController Controller.
  • SpicyController is just a plain JavaScript function. As an (optional) naming convention the name starts with capital letter and ends with “Controller”.
  • Assigning a property to $scope creates or updates the model.
  • Controller methods can be created through direct assignment to scope (see the chiliSpicy method)
  • The Controller methods and properties are available in the template (for the <div> element and its children).

Spicy Arguments Example

Controller methods can also take arguments, as demonstrated in the following variation of the previous example.

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<div ng-controller="SpicyController">
 <input ng-model="customSpice">
 <button ng-click="spicy('chili')">Chili</button>
 <button ng-click="spicy(customSpice)">Custom spice</button>
 <p>The food is {{spice}} spicy!</p>

Notice that the SpicyController Controller now defines just one method called spicy, which takes one argument called spice. The template then refers to this Controller method and passes in a string constant 'chili' in the binding for the first button and a model property customSpice (bound to an input box) in the second button.

Scope Inheritance Example

It is common to attach Controllers at different levels of the DOM hierarchy. Since the ng-controller directive creates a new child scope, we get a hierarchy of scopes that inherit from each other. The $scope that each Controller receives will have access to properties and methods defined by Controllers higher up the hierarchy. See Understanding Scopes for more information about scope inheritance.

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<div class="spicy">
  <div ng-controller="MainController">
    <p>Good {{timeOfDay}}, {{name}}!</p>

    <div ng-controller="ChildController">
      <p>Good {{timeOfDay}}, {{name}}!</p>

      <div ng-controller="GrandChildController">
        <p>Good {{timeOfDay}}, {{name}}!</p>

Notice how we nested three ng-controller directives in our template. This will result in four scopes being created for our view:

  • The root scope
  • The MainController scope, which contains timeOfDay and name properties
  • The ChildController scope, which inherits the timeOfDay property but overrides (hides) the name property from the previous
  • The GrandChildController scope, which overrides (hides) both the timeOfDay property defined in MainController and the nameproperty defined in ChildController

Inheritance works with methods in the same way as it does with properties. So in our previous examples, all of the properties could be replaced with methods that return string values.

Testing Controllers

Although there are many ways to test a Controller, one of the best conventions, shown below, involves injecting the $rootScope and$controller:

Controller Definition:

var myApp = angular.module('myApp',[]);

myApp.controller('MyController', function($scope) {
  $scope.spices = [{"name":"pasilla", "spiciness":"mild"},
                   {"name":"jalapeno", "spiciness":"hot hot hot!"},
                   {"name":"habanero", "spiciness":"LAVA HOT!!"}];
  $scope.spice = "habanero";

Controller Test:

describe('myController function', function() {

  describe('myController', function() {
    var $scope;


    beforeEach(inject(function($rootScope, $controller) {
      $scope = $rootScope.$new();
      $controller('MyController', {$scope: $scope});

    it('should create "spices" model with 3 spices', function() {

    it('should set the default value of spice', function() {

If you need to test a nested Controller you need to create the same scope hierarchy in your test that exists in the DOM:

describe('state', function() {
    var mainScope, childScope, grandChildScope;


    beforeEach(inject(function($rootScope, $controller) {
        mainScope = $rootScope.$new();
        $controller('MainController', {$scope: mainScope});
        childScope = mainScope.$new();
        $controller('ChildController', {$scope: childScope});
        grandChildScope = childScope.$new();
        $controller('GrandChildController', {$scope: grandChildScope});

    it('should have over and selected', function() {
        expect(grandChildScope.name).toBe('Gingerbread Baby');

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