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angular-download

0.0.5 • Public • Published

angular-download

Service for downloading browser-generated data to disk.

Motivation

This service provides methods for downloading content generated in JavaScript (text, images, etc.) as files. It relies on the <a download> functionality supported in current browsers and does not require any server handling or flash plugins.

Installing the Module

Installation can be done through bower:

bower install angular-download

In your page add:

  <script src="bower_components/angular-download/angular-download.js"></script> 

You can also use npm to install it:

npm install angular-download --save

Loading the Module

This service is part of the download module:

var app = angular.module('myApp', [..., 'download']);

Using the download service

Inject the download service:

function MyController($scope, download, ...) {
    $scope.downloadFile = function() {
        download.fromData("contents of the file", "text/plain", "file.txt");
    }
}

Method: fromData(data, mimeType, fileName)

Downloads a file containing string data as type mimeType named fileName.

function MyController($scope, download) {
    $scope.downloadAsJson = function(someData) {
        download.fromData(JSON.stringify(someData), "application/json", "download.json");
    }
}

Method: fromBase64(dataBase64, mimeType, fileName)

Downloads a file containing Base64-encoded string dataBase64 as type mimeType named fileName.

function MyController($scope, download) {
    $scope.downloadAsJson = function(someData) {
        download.dataBase64(JSON.stringify(btoa(someData)), "application/json", "download.json");
    }
}

Method: fromDataURL(dataUrl, fileName)

Downloads a file with contents defined by the dataUrl named fileName. This is useful for downloading binary data, such as client-generated images.

function MyController($scope, download) {
    $scope.downloadImage = function(img) {
        download.fromDataURL(getImageDataURL(img), "download.png");
    }
}
 
// Create a dataURL from an img element
function getImageDataURL(img) {
    // Create an empty canvas element
    var canvas = document.createElement("canvas");
 
    // Copy the image contents to the canvas
    canvas.width = img.width;
    canvas.height = img.height;
    var ctx = canvas.getContext("2d");
    ctx.drawImage(img, 0, 0);
 
    return canvas.toDataURL("image/png");
}

Method: fromBlob(dataBlob, fileName)

Downloads a Blob with contents defined by the dataBlob named fileName. This is useful for downloading binary data, such as client-generated images.

function MyController($scope, download) {
    $scope.downloadImage = function(img) {
        getImageDataBlob(function(blob) {
            download.fromBlob(blob, "download.png");
        });
    }
}
 
// Create a PNG Blob from an img element
function downloadImage(img, cb) {
    // Create an empty canvas element
    var canvas = document.createElement("canvas");
 
    // Copy the image contents to the canvas
    canvas.width = img.width;
    canvas.height = img.height;
    var ctx = canvas.getContext("2d");
    ctx.drawImage(img, 0, 0);
 
    if (canvas.msToBlob) {
        // On IE, the msToBlob method returns the Blob value
        cb(canvas.msToBlob);
    } else {
        // On standard browsers, the toBlob method calls the callback
        canvas.toBlob(cb);
    }
}

Copyright & License

Copyright 2015 Stepan Riha. All Rights Reserved.

This may be redistributed under the MIT licence. For the full license terms, see the LICENSE file which should be alongside this readme.

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npm i angular-download

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