Mobile Angular UI - Swipe Gestures


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The functionality like touch, swipes, dragging items is handled by the gestures module in Mobile Angular UI. The gestures module has a directive and services to take care of the functionality required in touch, swipe and drag.

To work with gestures features in Mobile Angular UI, you need to add the gestures module.

First add the JavaScript file inside index.html as shown below −

<script src="node_modules/mobile-angular-ui/dist/js/mobile-angular-ui.gestures.min.js"></script>

Later add the gestures module as a dependency in app.js as shown below −

var app=angular.module('myFirstApp', [
   'ngRoute',
   'mobile-angular-ui',
   'mobile-angular-ui.gestures'
]);

We have already discussed how drag functionality works using the gesture module. Take a look at the same in Drag and Drop Chapter.

Here will take a look at the swipe functionality.

The directive uiSwipeLeft and uiSwipeRight present helps to detect the direction in which the user has swiped.

Here is a working example on Swipe −

index.html

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
   <head>
      <meta charset="utf-8" />
      <title>Mobile Angular UI Demo</title>
      <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge,chrome=1" />
      <meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes" />
      <meta name="viewport" content="user-scalable=no, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1.0, minimal-ui" />
      <meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-status-bar-style" content="yes" />
      <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/assets/img/favicon.png" type="image/x-icon" />
      <link rel="stylesheet" href="node_modules/mobile-angular-ui/dist/css/mobile-angular-ui-hover.min.css" />
      <link rel="stylesheet" href="node_modules/mobile-angular-ui/dist/css/mobile-angular-ui-base.min.css" />
      <link rel="stylesheet" href="node_modules/mobile-angular-ui/dist/css/mobile-angular-ui-desktop.min.css" />
      <script src="node_modules/angular/angular.min.js"></script>
      <script src="node_modules/angular-route/angular-route.min.js"></script>
      <script src="node_modules/mobile-angular-ui/dist/js/mobile-angular-ui.min.js"></script>
      <script src="node_modules/angular-route/angular-route.min.js"></script>
      <script src="node_modules/mobile-angular-ui/dist/js/mobile-angular-ui.gestures.min.js"></script>
      <link rel="stylesheet" href="src/css/app.css" />
      <script src="src/js/app.js"></script>
   </head>
   <body ng-app="myFirstApp" ng-controller="MainController">
   
      <!-- Sidebars -->
      <div class="sidebar sidebar-left">
         <div class="scrollable">
            <h1 class="scrollable-header app-name">Tutorials</h1>
            <div class="scrollable-content">
               <div class="list-group" ui-turn-off='uiSidebarLeft'>
                  <a class="list-group-item" href="/">Home Page </a>
                  <a class="list-group-item" href="#/academic"><i class="fa fa-caret-right"></i>Academic Tutorials </a>
                  <a class="list-group-item" href="#/bigdata"><i class="fa fa-caret-right"></i>Big Data & Analytics </a>
                  <a class="list-group-item" href="#/computerProg"><i class="fa fa-caret-right"></i>Computer Programming </a>
                  <a class="list-group-item" href="#/computerscience"><i class="fa fa-caret-right"></i>Computer Science </a>
                  <a class="list-group-item" href="#/databases"><i class="fa fa-caret-right"></i>Databases </a>
                  <a class="list-group-item" href="#/devops"><i class="fa fa-caret-right"></i>DevOps </a>
               </div>
            </div>
         </div>
      </div>
      <div class="sidebar sidebar-right">
         <div class="scrollable">
            <h1 class="scrollable-header app-name">eBooks</h1>
            <div class="scrollable-content">
               <div class="list-group" ui-toggle="uiSidebarRight">
                  <a class="list-group-item" href="#/php"><i class="fa fa-caret-right"></i>PHP </a>
                  <a class="list-group-item" href="#/Javascript"><i class="fa fa-caret-right"></i>Javascript </a>
               </div>
            </div>
         </div>
      </div>
      <div class="app">
         <div class="navbar navbar-app navbar-absolute-top">
            <div class="navbar-brand navbar-brand-center" ui-yield-to="title">
               TutorialsPoint
            </div>
            <div class="btn-group pull-left">
               <div ui-toggle="uiSidebarLeft" class="btn sidebar-left-toggle">
                  <i class="fa fa-th-large "></i> Tutorials
               </div>
            </div>
            <div class="btn-group pull-right" ui-yield-to="navbarAction">
               <div ui-toggle="uiSidebarRight" class="btn sidebar-right-toggle">
                  <i class="fal fa-search"></i> eBooks
               </div>
            </div>
         </div>
         <div class="navbar navbar-app navbar-absolute-bottom">
            <div class="btn-group justified">
               <a ui-turn-on="aboutus_modal" class="btn btn-navbar"><i class="fal fa-globe"></i> About us</a>
               <a ui-turn-on="contactus_overlay" class="btn btn-navbar"><i class="fal fa-map-marker-alt"></i> Contact us</a>
            </div>
         </div>

         <!-- App body -->
         <div class='app-body'>
            <div class='app-content'>
               <ng-view></ng-view>
            </div>
         </div>
      </div><!-- ~ .app -->

      <!-- Modals and Overlays -->
      <div ui-yield-to="modals"></div>
   </body>
</html>

/js/app.js

/* eslint no-alert: 0 */

'use strict';

//
// Here is how to define your module
// has dependent on mobile-angular-ui
//
var app=angular.module('myFirstApp', [
   'ngRoute',
   'mobile-angular-ui',
   'mobile-angular-ui.gestures'
]);
app.config(function($routeProvider, $locationProvider) {
   $routeProvider
   .when("/", {
      templateUrl : "src/home/home.html"
   });
   $locationProvider.html5Mode({enabled:true, requireBase:false});
});
app.directive('dragItem', ['$drag', function($drag) {
   return {
      controller: function($scope, $element) {
         $drag.bind($element,
            {
               transform: $drag.TRANSLATE_BOTH,
               end: function(drag) {
                  drag.reset();
               }
            },
            {
               sensitiveArea: $element.parent()
            }
         );
      }
   };
}]);
app.controller('MainController', function($rootScope, $scope, $routeParams) {
   $scope.testSwipe=function(direction) {
      alert('You swiped ' + direction);
   };
});

src/home/home.html

<div class="scrollable">
      <div class="scrollable-content section"
         ui-swipe-left="testSwipe('left side')"
         ui-swipe-right="testSwipe('right side')">
      <h2>Testing of Swipe gesture</h2>
      <div>
         Swipe left and right to activate the uiSwipeLeft and uiSwipeRight Directive.
      </div>
   </div>
</div>

Following is the display in the browser −

Swipe Gestures

The directive for swipe are added inside home.html.

<div class="scrollable-content section"
   ui-swipe-left="testSwipe('left side')"
   ui-swipe-right="testSwipe('right side')">

It calls a method testSwipe(), it is defined in app.js.

$scope.testSwipe=function(direction) {
   alert('You swiped ' + direction);
};
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