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  • seanrock 101 posts 185 karma points
    Mar 28, 2019 @ 13:55

    Problems with a custom property editor



    I'm creating a custom property editor that opens a dialog using the editorService, in the dialog html the user can enter text in an input, click a button and an ajax request is made. The results are displayed in the dialog using ng-repeat. The user can select an item and that item is assigned to $scope.model.value. All that works fine.

    The problem is, in my editor html i'm using {{ model.value }} because i want to update the visual appearance of the editor but {{ model.value }} is always null, to be exact it doesn't update once the dialog is closed. It only displays something if i assign a value to $scope.model.value in the angular ctor does it show anything.

    Any ideas?


  • Mathias 25 posts 146 karma points
    Mar 29, 2019 @ 09:57

    Did you mean to say that the model doesn't update until the dialog is closed, as in, that's when the model is updated? If so, I think that's the intenteded behavior.

    As far as I know, you shouldn't be forced to instasiate $scope.model.value before using it.

    Could you show your controller? Or at the very least, some selected snippet from it. That way it might be easier to help you out!

    // M

  • seanrock 101 posts 185 karma points
    Mar 29, 2019 @ 11:32

    model.value doesn't update at. Well, it will only update if i set a value in the controller.

    the editor html. there is another html file for the dialog, i've not included it as all it does is call $scope.selectItem.

    <div ng-controller="MyDemoEditorController as vm">
    <!-- this is always empty unless i set it in the ctor of the controller -->
    <a id="wmd-button-{{model.alias}}" class="btn btn-default" ng-click="openDialog(model)">Search</a>

    here is the ctor - its just a demo to get it working. $scope.submit is where i'm assigning a value to $scope.model.value. I can output that value to the console, but the value is not visible in the editor html

    (function () {
    'use strict';
    function MyDemoEditorController($scope, editorService) {
        var vm = this;
        $scope.submit = function () {
            console.log("dialog submit");
            if (vm.selectedItem !== null) {
                $scope.model.value = $scope.selectedItem;
                // just looking
        $scope.closeDialog = function () {
            console.log("close dialog");
        $scope.selectItem = function (item) {
            console.log("selected " +;
            // maybe angular directives?
            $('#search-results > div').removeClass('alert-success');
            $('#item_' +"alert-success");
            $scope.selectedItem = item;
        $ = function (model) {
            var queryText = $scope.model.queryText;
            console.log("searching for..." + queryText);
            if (queryText === '' || queryText === undefined || queryText === null) {
                // don't do anything
                alert("enter some text");
            // sample data
            var sampleData = [];
            sampleData.push({ "id": 1, "name": "first" });
            sampleData.push({ "id": 2, "name": "second" });
            sampleData.push({ "id": 3, "name": "third" });
            $scope.items = sampleData;
        $scope.openDialog = function (model) {
            var editorOptions = {
                title: 'Search',
                view: '/App_Plugins/MyDemoEditor/mydemoeditordialog.html',
                size: 'small'
    angular.module('umbraco').controller('MyDemoEditorController', MyDemoEditorController);


    Thanks Sean

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