An animation directive to use with ngAnimate 1.2+ and ui-router


Angular Core Dependency: >=1.2

Module License: MIT

Added by: Sam Deering





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James Homer
James Homer

Module Description


An animation directive to use with ngAnimate 1.2+ and ui-router


$ bower install angular-ui-router-anim-in-out --save

Quick Start

  • Include anim-in-out.js & anim-in-out.css on the page
  • Include module as a dependency of your app
angular.module('ExampleApp', ['ngAnimate', 'ui.router', 'anim-in-out'])
  • Configure states as per ui-router instructions
  • Add the animation directive anim-in-out to your ui-view elements by applying the class anim-in-out
<div ui-view="mainView" class="anim-in-out"></div>
  • Finally add classes from the anim-in-out.css to any elements you wish to transition on state change eg. anim-fade, anim-slide-left
<div ui-view="mainView" class="anim-in-out anim-fade" data-anim-speed="1000">

    <!-- Dynamically loaded view content -->
    <div class="my-component anim-slide-left"></div>



Animations are triggered by javascript in order to provide events.

// In your main controller
$rootScope.$on('animStart', function($event, element, speed) {
    // do something
$rootScope.$on('animEnd', function($event, element, speed) {
    // do something
// In your state controllers
$scope.$on('animIn', function($event, element, speed) {
    // do something

// BROKEN see angular/angular.js#6974
$scope.$on('animOut', function($event, element, speed) {
    // do something, eg. scroll to top of page

The default transition speed is 1000ms this can be altered using the data-anim-speed attribute on the ui-view. This is optionally further customised by the data-anim-in-speed and data-anim-out-speed attributes.

By default the animation of the incoming state will be triggered after a delay (data-anim-speed / data-anim-in-speed), but this can be changed by setting the attribute data-anim-sync to true.

<div ui-view="mainView" class="anim-in-out" data-anim-sync="true"></div>


If you notice a difference in behaviour after compiling your app such as an initial transition failing to trigger the suggestion in this comment/plunkr may help you*.

* warning: filthy hack ; )

Compile Sass

# Install gulp and dependencies
$ npm install

# Compile sass
$ gulp sass


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