AngularJS directive to check if a DOM element is in the browser viewport.


Angular Core Dependency: ~1

Module License: MIT

Added by: Sam Deering





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Module Description

InView Directive for AngularJS

A directive to evaluate an expression if a DOM element is or not in the current visible browser viewport.

The directive is inspired by the jQuery.inview plugin. However this implementation has no dependency on jQuery.


To install using Bower:

bower install angular-inview


In your document include this scripts:

<script src="/bower_components/angular/angular.js"></script>
<script src="/bower_components/angular-inview/angular-inview.js"></script>

In your AngularJS app, you'll need to import the angular-inview module:

angular.module('myModule', ['angular-inview']);


This module will define two directives: in-view and in-view-container.


<any in-view="{expression using $inview}" in-view-options="{object}"></any>

The in-view attribute must contain a valid AngularJS expression to work. When the DOM element enter or exits the viewport, the expression will be evaluated. To actually check if the element is in view, the following data is available in the expression:

  • $inview is a boolean value indicating if the DOM element is in view. If using this directive for infinite scrolling, you may want to use this like <any in-view="$inview&&myLoadingFunction()"></any>.
  • $inviewpart is undefined or a string either top, bottom, both or neither indicating which part of the DOM element is visible.
  • $event is the DOM event that triggered the check; the DOM element that changed its visibility status is passed as $event.inViewTarget (To use the old $element variable use version 1.3.x).

An additional attribute in-view-options can be speficied with an object value containing:

  • offset: a number indicating how much to move down (or up if negative) the top position of the element for the purpose of inview testing;
  • offsetTop and offsetBottom: two numbers representing the top and bottom offset respectively; this may virtually change the height of the element for inview testing;
  • debounce: a number indicating a millisecond value of debounce which will delay firing the in-view event until that number of millisecond is passed without a scrolling event happening.


Use in-view-container when you have a scollable container that contains in-view elements. When an in-view element is inside such container, it will properly trigger callbacks when the container scrolls as well as when the window scrolls.

<div style="height: 150px; overflow-y: scroll; position: fixed;" in-view-container>
    <div style="height:300px" in-view="{expression using $inview}"></li>

How to contribute

  1. Fork the repository and clone it to your machine
  2. Modify and compile it with coffee -cw (make sure that coffeescript is installed globally)
  3. Run bower install, npm install (make sure that nodejs, npm and bower are installed globally)
  4. Run tests by issuing: karma start (make sure, that karma-cli is installed globally)
  5. Commit your changes and create a PR



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