AngularJS ng-click not invoked with {{$index}} used

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

For some reason AngularJS does not fire off the event when {{$index}} is used in ng-click.

My html:

<div ng-controller="Ctrl">
    <li ng-repeat="foo in foos">
     <a href="#" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" ng-click="remove({{$index}})">X (doesnt work)</a>
     <a href="#" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" ng-click="remove(0)">Remove first element (works)</a>


Anyone knows how to fix this? Thanks

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

The value of the ng-click attribute is evaluated as an angular expression, so simply use remove($index).

Method 2


<div ng-repeat="idiomax in textos.idiomas ">
    <div class="idioma"  ng-click="cambiaridioma($index)" ng-class="idioma != $index || 'idioma-activo'" > 

$scope.cambiaridioma = function (indice) {
        $scope.idioma = indice;


Method 3

I had to use $index in a string expression and this is how it worked:


<button ng-click="showUserStories($event, '#modal-id-prefix-' + $index)">Show Modal</button>


$scope.showUserStories = function(event, modalId) {

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

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