How to show html embeded inside JSON to the user with AngularJS and ngSanitize.

 

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I want to show HTML to the user, that was stored in a SQL Server Database. The data was queried from the SQL Server Database by using Entity Framework, then the C# model was converted to JSON, by using JSON.net and send to the browser by the ASP .NET web api service.

To show this HTML to the user with AngularJS, I used ngSanitize and the ng-bind-html directive:

(at this moment plunker is down, so I will edit this post in the future to add a plunker).

 

If the HTML contains angular bindings / directives, you can use the compile service to bind the scope to the html fragment:

https://docs.angularjs.org/api/ng/service/$compile

So instead of using the ng-bind-html, you can use this directive:

https://github.com/incuna/angular-bind-html-compile/blob/master/angular-bind-html-compile.js

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns:ng="http://angularjs.org" id="ng-app" ng-app="spike">
<head>
<!-- Why is angular added to the html tag? Because IE8 won't work without it. -->
<title>Spike page</title>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<!-- Why is "edge" used? Because we want the highest support for modern standards. -->
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
<!-- Library scripts -->
<!--<script src="http://d3js.org/d3.v3.min.js" charset="utf-8"></script>-->
<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.3.6/angular.min.js"></script>
<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.3.6/angular-animate.min.js"></script>
<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.3.6/angular-sanitize.min.js"></script>
<!-- Live reload script with grunt. -->
<!--<script src="http://localhost:35729/livereload.js"></script>-->
<!-- App styles -->
<style>
/*
A small custom reset stylesheet is used, to fix style differences between browsers.
*/
html, body
{
height: 100%;
}
body, div, p, ul, li, button
{
border: 0;
-webkit-box-sizing: border-box;
-moz-box-sizing: border-box;
box-sizing: border-box;
font-family: "Open Sans", sans-serif;
margin: 0;
outline: 0;
padding: 0;
}
body
{
background-color: #F1F1F1;
padding: 20px;
}
.spike-title
{
color: #393939;
}
.spike-content
{
color: #393939;
}
.spike-content-with-class
{
color: #ff0000;
}
</style>
<!-- App scripts -->
<script>
(function ()
{
"use strict";
var app = angular.module("spike", ["ngAnimate", "ngSanitize"]);
}());
(function ()
{
"use strict";
var app = angular.module("spike");
var controller = function ($scope)
{
$scope.title = "How to show html embeded inside JSON to the user with AngularJS and ngSanitize.";
var json = '{ \"html\":\"<br><br><p>Some html in JSON.</p><br><br><p class=\\"spike-content-with-class\\">Some html in JSON with a class attribute.</p>\" }';
var content = JSON.parse(json);
$scope.content = content.html;
};
app.controller("main", ["$scope", controller]);
}());
</script>
</head>
<body>
<div ng-controller="main">
<h2 class="spike-title">{{ title }}</h2>
<div class="spike-content" ng-bind-html="content"></div>
</div>
</body>
</html>

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