Angular – different route, same template/controller,different loading method

All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.

I want to use routes, but I always want to use same template & controller. I have routes like this:




In the first case I want to load an array of images and add them to a list. In the second case I want to load a single image and add it to a list.

So the difference is only in data loading. What is the most efficient way to do this?

Also is it possible to animate ng-show? Something like jQuery’s slideDown?

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

Check out this article, it describes a way to do exactly what you want:

I’ve used the technique, it works well.

In a nutshell, something like this for routing:

    .when("/a/:album_id", {
        action: "album.list"
    }).when("/i/:imgid", {
        action: "images.load"

Then in your controller you can access $route.current.action and do the appropriate thing. The trick is to create a function in you controller that does all the work (the article calls it render()) and then call that function when $routeChangeSuccess fires:

   function( $currentRoute, $previousRoute ){
        // Update the rendering.

Method 2

I created a super simple directive to handle this that allows routes to be have more like Rails or Codeigniter routes where the controller method is in the route definition. The method name is set in the routeProvider.when options and the directive is set in the template for the route.

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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