AngularJS + KineticJS = Stage Directive

In the last days I came across an interesting canvas library called Kinetic.js, which called my attention by its easy API. Even though the library provides some complex functionality, like drag and drop, it still feels a pleasure to work with it.
Let me show you how to integrate that with angularjs!
What we need to create is a simple directive called Stage that will
setup a new Kinetic.Stage for us.

You can find the source code for the directive below. It is also available on Github.

(function() {
    'use strict';
    .directive('stage', ['$rootScope',
    function stageDirective ($rootScope) {
        return {
            restrict: 'EA',
            scope: {
                stageWidth: '=',
                stageHeight: '='
            link: function linkFn (scope, elem, attrs) {
                var id = attrs["id"];
                if (!id) {
                    id = Math.random().toString(36).substring(8);
                    elem.attr('id', id);
                var stageWidth = scope.stageWidth || 800;
                var stageHeight = scope.stageHeight || 600;

                var kinetic = {
                    stage: new Kinetic.Stage({
                        container: id,
                        width: stageWidth,
                        height: stageHeight

                scope.kinetic = kinetic;

                $rootScope.$broadcast('KINETIC:READY', kinetic.stage);

Have fun!

Ps.: this post has been in limbo for some time. I’m glad it finally got out!

About Jonas Hartmann

A flying mind. I develop software that gives wings to human imagination.
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