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AngularJS directive to format a text with paragraphs and new lines

If you are using Angular and want something like Rails' simple_format which HTML-formats a plain-text input into paragraphs and line breaks, this directive is for you.

Any HTML fragments inside that text will still be escaped properly.

Use it like this, where your text attribute specifies something available in your current scope:

<simple-format text="email.message"></simple-format>

This is the directive, in CoffeeScript syntax:

@app.directive 'simpleFormat', -> restrict: 'E' scope: true template: """ <p ng-repeat='lines in paragraphs track by $index'> <span ng-repeat='line in lines track by $index'> <br ng-hide='$first' /> {{ line }} </span> </p> """ link: (scope, element, attributes) -> scope.$watch attributes.text, (text) -> scope.paragraphs = [] if text? # remove weird newlines text.replace /\r\n|\r/g, '\n' # split lines and paragraphs paragraphs = text.split('\n\n') scope.paragraphs = paragraphs, (lines) -> lines.split('\n')

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Arne Hartherz
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almost 5 years ago
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