Using Zurb Foundation Interchange with AngularJS

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I’m working on an AngularJS project that uses Zurb Foundation as its CSS framework. I’m trying to figure out how to using Foundation’s data interchange within the context of an AngularJS view. Is this even possible, I can’t seem to get it to work. This is what I currently have:


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html ng-app='app' xmlns="">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="foundation/normalize.css" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="foundation/foundation.min.css" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="app.css" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" />
    <div id="view" ng-view></div>

    <script type="text/javascript" src="jquery/2.0.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="foundation/foundation.min.js"></script>

    <script type="text/javascript" src="angularjs/1.2.7/angular.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="angularjs/1.2.7/angular-route.min.js"></script>

    <script type="text/javascript" src="app.js"></script>


angular.module('app', ['ngRoute'])
  .config(function ($routeProvider, $locationProvider) {

      .otherwise({ templateUrl: '/views/interchange.html', controller: myCtrl });
    .run(function ($rootScope, $location) {
      $rootScope.$on('$viewContentLoaded', function () {

function myCtrl() {
    console.log('loading controller');


    testing interchange
    <div data-interchange="[phone.html, (small)], [portrait.html, (medium)], [landscape.html, (large)]"></div>

When I load my app, I can see ‘testing interchange’. However, the content (phone.html, portrait.html, landscape.html) based on the size of the screen is not shown. Phone.html, Portrait.html, and landscape.html just have text inside DIV elements that say ‘Phone’, ‘Portrait’, and ‘Landscape’ effectively.

Is there a way to leverage Foundation’s data interchange stuff inside of a AngularJS ng-view? If so, how? Thank you

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 main point here is that the data-interchange feature of Zurb runs on DOMContentLoad event, and the load of AngularJS’ views is async. So, the event already happened.

To get over this, you need to trigger the data-interchange manually using $(document).foundation(‘interchange’, ‘reflow’); or $(document).foundation(‘reflow’); to reflow all components.

To trigger this on the right place, you need to listen to a special event on AngularJS routing system called $routeChangeSuccess. Something like this: ($rootScope) {
    $rootScope.$on('$routeChangeSuccess', function () {

Hope this help you.

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

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