AngularJS: Did you know…? From 1.0 to 1.3, part 2

Szymon Kosno
Nov 3, 2015 · 4 min read
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This is a continuation of “AngularJS: Did you know…? From 1.0 to 1.3, part 1” focusing on functionalities made available around version 1.0–1.3. I will follow up in another post focusing on changes introduced somewhere between 1.3–1.4.

DISCLAIMER! This is not a change log or tutorial — it is just a list of features that might have been overlooked when working with Angular.

What features were introduced?

require: ‘ngModel’,
link: function(scope, elm, attrs, ctrl) {
if (ctrl && ctrl.$ {
// this will overwrite the default Angular email validator
ctrl. = function(modelValue, viewValue) {
return ctrl.$isEmpty(modelValue) ||

require: ‘ngModel’,
link: function(scope, elm, attrs, ctrl) {
var usernames = [‘Jim’, ‘John’, ‘Jill’, ‘Jackie’];
ctrl. = function(modelValue, viewValue) {

return promise;

var isolated = $scope.$new(true);
var other = $scope.$new(false, isolated);

.run([‘$anchorScroll’, function($anchorScroll) {
$anchorScroll.yOffset = 50; // always scroll by 50 extra pixels

scope: { prop: '=*' }

$rootScope.log = ‘’;
$rootScope.$evalAsync(‘log = log + a’, {a: 1});

  • values ‘f’, ‘0’, ‘false’, ‘no’, ’n’, ‘[]’ are no longer treated as falsy
  • only JavaScript falsy values are now treated as falsy by the expression parser; there are six of them: false, null, undefined, NaN, 0 and “”


<isolated-directive some-attribute=”variableFromDirectiveScope”></isolated-directive>

//before you could pass and ‘/i’ would be used as flag
this.exp = ‘/abc/i’;
//now please use proper regular expression
this.exp = /abc/i;

<! — Markup: expression will not change once set 
<h1>{{ | uppercase}}<h1>
<div style=”color: {{}}”>{{}}</div>
<! — within a directive
<qrcode code=””></qrcode>
<li ng-repeat=”item in ”>{{}}</li>

filter.$stateful = true

See you next time — end of part 2

This post concludes list of “did you know” for versions 1.0–1.3. As always I urge you to read full AngularJS change log to always be up-to-date:

If you have not seen it I also recommend reviewing part 1 of this post:

I will update this post with link to next one focused on changes done somewhere between 1.3 and 1.4.

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