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Start using .component() now!

View live demo in v1.3.0

angular-component.js is a ~1kb script that adds component() support in Angular 1.5 to all Angular versions above 1.3, so you can begin using the new method now.

Note: you must include this script straight after angular.js and before your application code to ensure the component() method has been added to the angular.module global.

Read about the Angular 1.5 component() method here

Polyfill support

This polyfill supports the following feature set of the .component() method:

Feature Supports
angular.module.component() method Yes
bindings property Yes
'E' restrict default Yes
$ctrl controllerAs default Yes
transclude property Yes
template support Yes
templateUrl injectable for $element and $attrs Yes
One-way data-binding emulated Yes
Lifecycles: $onInit, $onChangesm $postLink, $onDestroy Yes
require Object for parent Component inheritance Yes
$ prefixed properties such as $canActivate Yes

Component method usage

<div ng-app="app">
  <div ng-controller="MainCtrl as vm">
    <counter count="vm.count"></counter>

	.module('app', [])
  .component('parentComponent', {
    template: `
        {{ $ctrl.user }}
        <child-component user="$ctrl.user" on-update="$ctrl.updateUser($event);"></child-component>
    controller: function () {
      this.user = {
        name: 'Todd',
        location: 'England, UK'
      this.updateUser = function (event) {
        this.user = event.user;
	.component('childComponent', {
    bindings: {
      user: '<',
      onUpdate: '&'
    controller: function () {
    	this.$onInit = function () {
        // component initialisation
      this.$onChanges = function (changes) {
        if (changes.user) {
          this.user = angular.copy(this.user);
      this.$postLink = function () {
        // component post-link
      this.$onDestroy = function () {
        // component $destroy function
    template: `
        <input type="text" ng-model="$">
        <a href="" ng-click="$ctrl.onUpdate({$event: {user: $ctrl.user}});">Update</a>

Installing with NPM

npm install angular-component --save

Installing with Bower

bower install angular-component.js --save

Manual installation

Ensure you're using the files from the dist directory (contains compiled production-ready code). Ensure you place the script before the closing </body> tag.

  <!-- html above -->
  <script src="angular-1.x.js"></script>
  <script src="dist/angular-component.js"></script>
  <script src="app.js"></script>


In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Gulp.

Release history

  • 0.1.2
    • Version fixes
  • 0.1.1
    • Version fixes
  • 0.1.0
    • Add one-way data-binding and $onChanges lifecycle, stable release
  • 0.0.8
    • Add new lifecycle hooks ($onInit, $onDestroy, $postLink)
  • 0.0.7
    • Add require property from 1.5 stable, restrict: 'E' as default
  • 0.0.6
    • Add automated $ prefixed properties to factory Object
  • 0.0.5
    • Add automatic function annotations
  • 0.0.4
    • Fix Array dependency annotations #11
  • 0.0.3
    • Fix bug caused by bugfix (aligns with new 1.5 changes)
  • 0.0.2
    • Bugfix isolate scope when bindings is omitted, short-circuit if .component() is already supported
  • 0.0.1
    • Initial release
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