[javascript] Use underscore inside Angular controllers

How do I use underscore library inside angularjs controllers?

On this post: AngularJS limitTo by last 2 records somebody suggested to assign an _ variable to the rootScope so that the library will be available to all the scopes within the app.

But I'm not clear where to do it. I mean should it go on the app module declaration? i.e:

var myapp = angular.module('offersApp', [])
            .config(['$rootScope', function($rootScope) { }

But then where do I load underscore lib? I just have on my index page the ng-app directive and script reference to both the angular-js and underscore libs?

index.html:

<head>
</head>
<body ng-app="offersApp">
...
<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="scripts/vendor/angular.js"></script>
<script src="scripts/vendor/underscore.js"></script>
...  

How do I achieve this?

This question is related to javascript angularjs underscore.js

The answer is


I use this:

var myapp = angular.module('myApp', [])
  // allow DI for use in controllers, unit tests
  .constant('_', window._)
  // use in views, ng-repeat="x in _.range(3)"
  .run(function ($rootScope) {
     $rootScope._ = window._;
  });

See https://github.com/angular/angular.js/wiki/Understanding-Dependency-Injection about halfway for some more info on run.


You can also take a look at this module for angular

https://github.com/floydsoft/angular-underscore


I have implemented @satchmorun's suggestion here: https://github.com/andresesfm/angular-underscore-module

To use it:

  1. Make sure you have included underscore.js in your project

    <script src="bower_components/underscore/underscore.js">
    
  2. Get it:

    bower install angular-underscore-module
    
  3. Add angular-underscore-module.js to your main file (index.html)

    <script src="bower_components/angular-underscore-module/angular-underscore-module.js"></script>
    
  4. Add the module as a dependency in your App definition

    var myapp = angular.module('MyApp', ['underscore'])
    
  5. To use, add as an injected dependency to your Controller/Service and it is ready to use

    angular.module('MyApp').controller('MyCtrl', function ($scope, _) {
    ...
    //Use underscore
    _.each(...);
    ...
    

If you don't mind using lodash try out https://github.com/rockabox/ng-lodash it wraps lodash completely so it is the only dependency and you don't need to load any other script files such as lodash.

Lodash is completely off of the window scope and no "hoping" that it's been loaded prior to your module.


you can use this module -> https://github.com/jiahut/ng.lodash

this is for lodash so does underscore


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