Angularjs Controller destructor

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I have an AngularJs app. I use Controllers for some child scopes. In every Controller I can set a number of variables that belong to the corresponding Child Scope. When AngularJs instantiate a controller, there is a constructor where I can set a default value to my child-scope variables.

Do I have a controller “destructor”? How do I know when a controller is closing and the scope is being cleaned (destroyed by the $destroy function)?


How to solve :

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Method 1

You have to listen to the $destroy event, e.g.:

function MyController($scope, ...) {
    $scope.$on("$destroy", function handler() {
        // destruction code here

Relevant docs:$rootScope.Scope

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