Sunday, July 7, 2013

New Angular.js Option in the F#/C# MVC 4 SPA Project Template

There's a new addition to the F#/C# MVC 4 SPA project template family. In addition to the previously supported options of Backbone.js and Knockout.js, you can now create a template with Angular.js as the JavaScript framework.

Angular.js is an MV* JavaScript framework that allows you to build web applications in a declarative style. Since F# also focuses on more of a declarative style, Angular.js + F# are a great combination.

The Angular related JS that comes out of this template is primarily isolated to the following files: scripts\app\router.js, scripts\controllers\contactDetailController.js, and scripts\controllers\contactCreateController.js. The JS for each of these is shown below: