In AngularJS, Example of Using a Module, Controller, and the $scope Object
Posted on July 22, 2015 in AngularJS by Matt Jennings

AngularJS and HTML Code

<!DOCTYPE html>
'<html ng-app="myApp">' directive below ensures that the "myApp" Angular module can be
accessed in either an embedded JS or external JS file
<html ng-app="myApp">
<head lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>Controllers and Scope</title>
    <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

    <script type="text/javascript">
    // This "myApp" variable glues the module below
    // to the '<html ng-app="myApp">' directive above
    var myApp = angular.module("myApp", []);

    // the ".controller()" method adds a controller to this module AND
    // $scope is an object that glues the view (the HTML)
    // to this "studentsController" controller
    myApp.controller("studentsController", function($scope) {
        $scope.students = [
            {name: "Trey", age: 24},
            {name: "Andres", age: 22},
            {name: "Michael", age: 34}

        // "$scope" binds to the "students" array that
        // is ONLY in the HTML element with the
        // 'ng-controller="studentsController"' directive and reverses its elements

        // This "$scope.addStudent()" method executes when the
        // input element, that is inside the 'ng-controller="studentsController"' directive,
        // with the 'ng-click="addStudent()"' directive gets clicked
        $scope.addStudent = function() {
            // Push the "newStudent" form values into the
            // "students" array as an object of "name" and "age"
            // property name and value pairs as the first element using
            // "unshift" and increment every other array element up by one

            // Clears all items from the "newStudent" object
            // to add more later
            $scope.newStudent = {};

<h1>Controllers and Scope</h1>

Execute AngularJS from the "studentsController" here because of
'ng-controller="studentsController"' directive
<div ng-controller="studentsController">
    <h2>Current Students</h2>
        Execute a for in loop to display all "student" array elements
        <li ng-repeat="student in students">{{ }}, {{ student.age }}</li>

    <h2>Add a New Student</h2>
        <p>Name: <input type="text" ng-model=""/></p>
        <p>Age: <input type="text" ng-model="newStudent.age"/></p>
        Execute the "$scope.addStudent" method when the input element is clicked
        because of the "ng-click=addStudent()" directive
        <p><input ng-click="addStudent()" type="submit" value="Add Student"/></p>


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