Closing Twitter Bootstrap Modal From Angular Controller


I have a modal window that I use to present a form to users. They enter the information and then press a button the has an ng-click. The server processes the request and sends back a response. When the response is success I want to close the modal window from the controller. How can this be achieved?

The modal is a partial included in another page

Main page:

<!-- main content -->
<!-- angular directive -->

Content of that directive:

<div ng-controller="FooCtrl">
    <ul class="thumbnails">
        <li class="span3 tile tile-white" ng-repeat="foo in">
                <a data-toggle="modal" href="#myModal"><img src="{{foo.imgPath}}"></a>
    <!-- foo modal partial included by ejs -->
    <% include foo_modal.ejs %>

Modal markup:

<div id="fooModal" class="modal hide fade in" style="display: none; ">
    <div class="modal-header">
        <a class="close" data-dismiss="modal">×</a>
        <h3>New Device</h3>
    <div class="modal-body">
        <h4>Foo Modal</h4>
        <div ng-controller="FooCtrl">
            <form name="fooFrm">
                <input id="email" type="email" class="input-medium" ng-model="fooEmail"
                <button class="btn btn-primary btn-small"
                        ng-click="doFoo({email:fooEmail})">Email Link</button>
    <div class="modal-footer">
        <a href="#" class="btn" data-dismiss="modal">Close</a>

Controller code:

functionFooCtrl($scope, FooService) {

    $scope.doFoo= function (email) {{email:email.fooEmail}) {
            alert('Request successful');
            //TODO close Twitter bootstrap modal named fooModal here
            function (err) {
                alert('Your request bonked, sorry');
                //TODO close twitter bootstrap modal named fooModal here

What is the right way to close the modal from the controller in the success and error functions?

Thanks in advance,

This question is tagged with twitter-bootstrap angularjs angularjs-directive

~ Asked on 2013-03-14 02:10:52

The Best Answer is


We can achieve the same without using angular-ui. This can be done using angular directives.

First add the directive to the modal.

<div class="modal fade" my-modal ....>...</div>

Create a new angular directive:

app.directive('myModal', function() {
   return {
     restrict: 'A',
     link: function(scope, element, attr) {
       scope.dismiss = function() {

Now call the dismiss() method from your controller.

app.controller('MyCtrl', function($scope, $http) {
    // You can call dismiss() here

I am still in my early days with angular js. I know that we should not manipulate the DOM inside the controllers. So I have the DOM manipulation in the directive. I am not sure if this is equally bad. If I have a better alternative, I shall post it here.

The important thing to note is that we cannot simply use ng-hide or ng-show in the view to hide or show the modal. That simply hides the modal and not the modal backdrop. We have to call the modal() instance method to completely remove the modal.

~ Answered on 2013-09-12 12:53:00


You can do it like this:


~ Answered on 2016-03-01 17:18:20

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