What is $rootScope in AngularJs

by Virender
September 9, 2015

  • $rootScope is a parent scope of all $scope and can be shared to all $scope.
  • One application can have only one $rootScope.
  • $scope is a JavaScript object associated to controller but $rootScope is not.
  • Scopes provide separation between model and the view.
  • For use of $rootScope need to inject into controller.
  • Methods and properties created in the $scope object are only accessed inside same controller in view.
  • All other scopes are descendant scopes of the root scope.

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
   <title>Share data between controllers in AngularJs with $rootScope</title>
   <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://getbootstrap.com/2.3.2/assets/css/bootstrap.css">
   <script>
      var app = angular.module("myApp", []);
      app.run(function($rootScope) {
         $rootScope.userData = {};
         $rootScope.userData.firstName = "Ravi";
         $rootScope.userData.lastName = "Sharma";
      });
      app.controller("firstController", function($scope, $rootScope) {
});
      app.controller("secondController", function($scope, $rootScope) {
});
   </script>
</head>
  
<body ng-app="myApp">
   <div ng-controller="firstController">
      <br>
      <input type="text" ng-model="userData.firstName">
      <br>
      <input type="text" ng-model="userData.lastName">
      <br>
      <br>First Name: <strong>{{userData.firstName}}</strong>
      <br>Last Name : <strong>{{userData.lastName}}</strong> </div>
   <hr>
   <div ng-controller="secondController"> Showing first name and last name on second controller: <b> {{userData.firstName}}   {{userData.lastName}}</b>      </div>
</body>
  
</html>
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>

<head>
<title>Share data between controllers in AngularJs with $rootScope</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://getbootstrap.com/2.3.2/assets/css/bootstrap.css">
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.2.4/angular.js"></script>
<script>
var app = angular.module("myApp", []);
app.run(function($rootScope) {
$rootScope.userData = {};
$rootScope.userData.firstName = "Ravi";
$rootScope.userData.lastName = "Sharma";
});
app.controller("firstController", function($scope, $rootScope) {

});
app.controller("secondController", function($scope, $rootScope) {

});
</script>
</head>

<body ng-app="myApp">
<div ng-controller="firstController">
<br>
<input type="text" ng-model="userData.firstName">
<br>
<input type="text" ng-model="userData.lastName">
<br>
<br>First Name: <strong>{{userData.firstName}}</strong>
<br>Last Name : <strong>{{userData.lastName}}</strong> </div>
<hr>
<div ng-controller="secondController"> Showing first name and last name on second controller: <b> {{userData.firstName}} {{userData.lastName}}</b> </div>
</body>

</html>
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Harshita
6 years ago

Hello , I have been providing AngularJS course in Chennai for the past 6 months, and at times, I have used your blog as reference for my students in the class. It has been so much useful. Thank you, keep writing more 🙂

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