AngularJS and Twitter Bootstrap

Bootstrap is a popular style sheet. This chapter demonstrates how to use it with AngularJS.


To include Bootstrap in your AngularJS application, add the following line to the head of your document:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.2.0/css/bootstrap.min.css">

If you want to study Bootstrap, visit our Bootstrap Tutorial.

Below is a complete HTML example, with all AngularJS directives and Bootstrap classes explained.


<!DOCTYPE html>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.2.0/css/bootstrap.min.css">
<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.4.8/angular.min.js"></script>
<body ng-app="myApp" ng-controller="userCtrl">

<div class="container">


<table class="table table-striped">
    <th>First Name</th>
    <th>Last Name</th>
  <tbody><tr ng-repeat="user in users">
      <button class="btn" ng-click="editUser(user.id)">
      <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-pencil"></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Edit
    <td>{{ user.fName }}</td>
    <td>{{ user.lName }}</td>

<button class="btn btn-success" ng-click="editUser('new')">
  <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-user"></span> Create New User

<form class="form-horizontal" ng-hide="hideform">
<h3 ng-show="edit">Create New User:</h3>
<h3 ng-hide="edit">Edit User:</h3>

<div class="form-group">
  <label class="col-sm-2 control-label">First Name:</label>
  <div class="col-sm-10">
    <input type="text" ng-model="fName" ng-disabled="!edit" placeholder="First Name">
<div class="form-group">
  <label class="col-sm-2 control-label">Last Name:</label>
  <div class="col-sm-10">
    <input type="text" ng-model="lName" ng-disabled="!edit" placeholder="Last Name">
<div class="form-group">
  <label class="col-sm-2 control-label">Password:</label>
  <div class="col-sm-10">
    <input type="password" ng-model="passw1" placeholder="Password">
<div class="form-group">
  <label class="col-sm-2 control-label">Repeat:</label>
  <div class="col-sm-10">
    <input type="password" ng-model="passw2" placeholder="Repeat Password">
<button class="btn btn-success" ng-disabled="error || incomplete">
  <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-save"></span> Save Changes

<script src = "myUsers.js"></script>
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Directives (Used Above) Explained

AngularJS Directive Description
<body ng-app Defines an application for the <body> element
<body ng-controller Defines a controller for the <body> element
<tr ng-repeat Repeats the <tr> element for each user in users
<button ng-click Invoke the function editUser() when the <button> element is clicked
<h3 ng-show Show the <h3>s element if edit = true
<h3 ng-hide Hide the form if hideform = true, and hide the <h3> element if edit = true
<input ng-model Bind the <input> element to the application
<button ng-disabled Disables the <button> element if error or incomplete = true

Bootstrap Classes Explained

Element Bootstrap Class Defines
<div> container A content container
<table> table A table
<table> table-striped A striped table
<button> btn A button
<button> btn-success A success button
<span> glyphicon A glyph icon
<span> glyphicon-pencil A pencil icon
<span> glyphicon-user A user icon
<span> glyphicon-save A save icon
<form> form-horizontal A horizontal form
<div> form-group A form group
<label> control-label A control label
<label> col-sm-2 A 2 columns span
<div> col-sm-10 A 10 columns span

JavaScript Code


angular.module('myApp', []).controller('userCtrl', function($scope) {
$scope.fName = '';
$scope.lName = '';
$scope.passw1 = '';
$scope.passw2 = '';
$scope.users = [
{id:1, fName:'Hege', lName:"Pege" },
{id:2, fName:'Kim',  lName:"Pim" },
{id:3, fName:'Sal',  lName:"Smith" },
{id:4, fName:'Jack', lName:"Jones" },
{id:5, fName:'John', lName:"Doe" },
{id:6, fName:'Peter',lName:"Pan" }
$scope.edit = true;
$scope.error = false;
$scope.incomplete = false;
$scope.hideform = true;
$scope.editUser = function(id) {
  $scope.hideform = false;
  if (id == 'new') {
    $scope.edit = true;
    $scope.incomplete = true;
    $scope.fName = '';
    $scope.lName = '';
    } else {
    $scope.edit = false;
    $scope.fName = $scope.users[id-1].fName;
    $scope.lName = $scope.users[id-1].lName;

$scope.$watch('passw1',function() {$scope.test();});
$scope.$watch('passw2',function() {$scope.test();});
$scope.$watch('fName', function() {$scope.test();});
$scope.$watch('lName', function() {$scope.test();});

$scope.test = function() {
  if ($scope.passw1 !== $scope.passw2) {
    $scope.error = true;
    } else {
    $scope.error = false;
  $scope.incomplete = false;
  if ($scope.edit && (!$scope.fName.length ||
  !$scope.lName.length ||
  !$scope.passw1.length || !$scope.passw2.length)) {
     $scope.incomplete = true;


JavaScript Code Explained

Scope Properties Used for
$scope.fName Model variable (user first name)
$scope.lName Model variable (user last name)
$scope.passw1 Model variable (user password 1)
$scope.passw2 Model variable (user password 2)
$scope.users Model variable (array of users)
$scope.edit Set to true when user clicks on 'Create user'.
$scope.hideform Set to true when user clicks on 'Edit' or 'Create user'.
$scope.error Set to true if passw1 not equal passw2
$scope.incomplete Set to true if any field is empty (length = 0)
$scope.editUser Sets model variables
$scope.$watch Watches model variables
$scope.test Tests model variables for errors and incompleteness