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AngularJS 1.x

Before reading this section, we suggest you reading Getting Started and Fundamentals to grasp the basics of Onsen UI. Don’t worry, it won’t take more than 5 minutes.

AngularJS bindings for Onsen UI provide AngularJS directives that enhance the core Web Components and expose a AngularJS-like API to interact with them.

Setup AngularJS 1.x bindings

These bindings are only for AngularJS (i.e. version 1). If you are using Angular 2+, you need the ngx binding.

The AngularJS 1.x bindings for Onsen UI are provided as a separate package to the core, called angularjs-onsenui. You can get this package from npm:

npm install angularjs-onsenui

Alternatively, you can download the file from a CDN. One example is, but there are many more to choose from.

<script src=""></script>

When loading it in your project, it must come after angular.js and onsenui.js.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="onsenui.css"/>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="onsen-css-components.css"/>
<script src="angular.min.js"></script>
<script src="onsenui.min.js"></script>
<script src="angularjs-onsenui.min.js"></script>

After loading angular-onsenui.js, the onsen AngularJS module is ready to use.

var module = angular.module('my-app', ['onsen']);
module.controller('AppController', function() { });

Hello World with AngularJS 1.x

To get started, let’s create a simple Hello World application. The following sample code is a React version of Onsen UI HelloWorld.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en" ng-app="my-app">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="onsenui.css"/>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="onsen-css-components.css"/>
  <script src="angular.min.js"></script>
  <script src="onsenui.min.js"></script>
  <script src="angularjs-onsenui.min.js"></script>

  <ons-page ng-controller="PageController">
      <div class="center">Title</div>

    <p style="text-align: center">
      <ons-button ng-click="alert('Hello World!')">
        Click me!

    var module = angular.module('my-app', ['onsen']);
    module.controller('PageController', function($scope) {
      $scope.alert = function(message) {

Using Onsen UI into your app is really simple. Just include each element in your HTML and plug funcionality from the controller with the standard ng-* attributes.

Some components have methods and properties. Use the var attribute to save a reference into a scoped variable. For example, the following <ons-navigator var="myNavigator"> can be accessed via $scope.myNavigator variable, which exists in the current $scope object.

For more information about AngularJS 1.x itself, we recommend reading the official AngularJS docs.

Migrating to angularjs-onsenui package

Prior to Onsen UI 2.11.0, the AngularJS bindings are included in the core package. To make it easier to maintain the core and AngularJS bindings separately, and to be the same as the other bindings, we have moved the AngularJS bindings to their own package called angularjs-onsenui.

If you have upgraded to Onsen UI 2.11.0 or newer, you will need to install this package to continue using the AngularJS bindings. If you are using npm, you can install the package that way:

npm install angularjs-onsenui

If you are using a CDN such as, or have downloaded the file locally, you will need get the file from a new url. Note that the filename has changed to angularjs-onsenui.min.js to avoid potential confusion with Angular 2 (previously it was angular-onsenui.min.js).

<script src=""></script>

That’s it! Everything else should work as before. If you have any problems, please report an issue on GitHub.