Angular ui grid does not show content unless browser window is resized

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

I am using angularjs 1.5.0 with angular ui grid 3.1.1.
When I assign gridOptions (passed to the grid directive) object in controller body like this:

$scope.gridOptions = {
      data: [{"mock2": 1, "mock1": 2}, {"mock2": 10, "mock1": 22} ]


    <div ui-grid="gridOptions"></div>

It displays the table as expected. But when I try to change data inside $scope.on:

$scope.$on('update', function (event, passedFromBroadcast) {
      $ [{"mock2": "set", "mock1": "inside"}, {"mock2": "$scope", "mock1": "on"} ] ;

It renders only frame of the table, when including pagination it will also render pagination related controls – but not the content itself.
Content (the rows and column headers) appear only after I resize my browser window.

  1. Why doesn’t angular-ui grid update table content when the data changes inside $scope.on?
  2. How can I manually update the angular ui grid table?
    Things I already tried:

    $scope.gridApi.core.handleWindowResize(); // Does not work
    $scope.gridApi.core.refresh(); // Does not work
    $timeout(function(){$ [{"mock2": "set", "mock1": "inside"}, {"mock2": "$scope", "mock1": "on"} ] ;}) // Does not work

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

It’s a known bug when the length doesn’t change after update, proposed solution is to clear data and with use of $timeout refresh it

$scope.$on('update', function (event, passedFromBroadcast) {
  $ = null
    $ = [{"mock2": "set", "mock1": "inside"}, {"mock2": "$scope", "mock1": "on"} ] ;

Method 2

There are a two issues with this code, but the reason for the table contents showing only after browser window resize is lack of css class defining width and height, basic (working) example:

    .grid {
      width: 500px;
      height: 250px;

and in HTML:

    <div class="grid" ui-grid="gridOptions"></div>

The Other issue (mentioned by other people in this thread:

  • assigning gridOption fields (data but also columnDefs) must be done inside $timeout, additionally both data and columnDefs need to be cleared before that. Otherwise it change might not become visible and table contents and headers will remain unchanged (known bug in ui-grid as @maurycy mentioned)

Method 3

Putting the window resize handler on $interval has worked for me in the past inside the gridOptions.onRegisterApi method:

var gridResizeHandlerInterval; 

$scope.gridOptions = {
  ..., // etc.
  onRegisterApi: function(gridApi) {
    ctrl.gridApi = gridApi;

    gridResizeHandlerInterval = $interval( function() {
    }, 10, 500); 

And then make sure you tidy up and cancel the interval when your controller gets destroyed:

$scope.$on('$destroy', function() {

Hope this helps you…

Method 4

You can try the below:

$scope.$on('update', function (event, passedFromBroadcast) {
  $ = 0;
    $ = [{"mock2": "set", "mock1": "inside"}, {"mock2": "$scope", "mock1": "on"} ] ;

Hope this helps!

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

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