How to use jQuery in AngularJS

The question:

I am trying to use simple jQuery UI. I’ve included everything and I have this simple script:

  $(function() {
    $( "#slider" ).slider();


<div id="slider"></div>

My includes:

<script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery-1.10.2.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery-ui-1.10.4.custom.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery.easing.1.3.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/ayaSlider.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/angular.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/angular-route.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/app.js"></script>

But when I am opening the page there is no slider. According to documentation of angular:

If jQuery is available, angular.element is an alias for the jQuery
function. If jQuery is not available, angular.element delegates to
Angular’s built-in subset of jQuery.

However, I don’t really understand how can I use angular.element and there is no example.

Update: I managed to have the slider on the screen but it does not work, I cannot change values or do something with it.

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The Solutions:

Below are the methods you can try. The first solution is probably the best. Try others if the first one doesn’t work. Senior developers aren’t just copying/pasting – they read the methods carefully & apply them wisely to each case.

Method 1

Ideally you would put that in a directive, but you can also just put it in the controller.

  angular.module('App', [])
    .controller('AppCtrl', function ($scope) {

      $scope.model = 0;

      $scope.initSlider = function () {
          $(function () {
            // wait till load event fires so all resources are available
              $scope.$slider = $('#slider').slider({
                  slide: $scope.onSlide

          $scope.onSlide = function (e, ui) {
             $scope.model = ui.value;


The directive approach:


<div slider></div>


  angular.module('App', [])
    .directive('slider', function (DataModel) {
      return {
         restrict: 'A',
         scope: true,
         controller: function ($scope, $element, $attrs) {
            $scope.onSlide = function (e, ui) {
              $scope.model = ui.value;
              // or set it on the model
              // DataModel.model = ui.value;
              // add to angular digest cycle
         link: function (scope, el, attrs) {

            var options = {
              slide: scope.onSlide  

            // set up slider on load
            angular.element(document).ready(function () {
              scope.$slider = $(el).slider(options);

I would also recommend checking out Angular Bootstrap’s source code:

You can also use a factory to create the directive. This gives you ultimate flexibility to integrate services around it and whatever dependencies you need.

Method 2

This should be working. Please have a look at this fiddle.

$(function() {
   $( "#slider" ).slider();
});//Links to jsfiddle must be accompanied by code

Make sure you’re loading the libraries in this order: jQuery, jQuery UI CSS, jQuery UI, AngularJS.

Method 3

You have to do binding in a directive. Look at this:

angular.module('ng', []).
directive('sliderRange', function($parse, $timeout){
    return {
        restrict: 'A',
        replace: true,
        transclude: false,
        compile: function(element, attrs) {            
            var html = '<div class="slider-range"></div>';
            var slider = $(html);
            var getterLeft = $parse(attrs.ngModelLeft), setterLeft = getterLeft.assign;
            var getterRight = $parse(attrs.ngModelRight), setterRight = getterRight.assign;

            return function (scope, slider, attrs, controller) {
                var vsLeft = getterLeft(scope), vsRight = getterRight(scope), f = vsLeft || 0, t = vsRight || 10;                        

                var processChange = function() {
                    var vs = slider.slider("values"), f = vs[0], t = vs[1];                                        
                    setterLeft(scope, f);
                    setterRight(scope, t);                    
                    range: true,
                    min: 0,
                    max: 10,
                    step: 1,
                    change: function() { setTimeout(function () { scope.$apply(processChange); }, 1) }
                }).slider("values", [f, t]);                    

This shows you an example of a slider range, done with jQuery UI. Example usage:

<div slider-range ng-model-left="" ng-model-right=""></div>

Method 4

The best option is create a directive and wrap the slider features there.
The secret is use $timeout, the jquery code will be called only when DOM is ready.

    ['$timeout', function($timeout) {
        return {
            scope: true,
            template: '<div id="{{ id }}"></div>',
            link: function($scope) {
                $ = String(Math.random()).substr(2, 8);

                $timeout(function() {

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