1.3.3 • Public • Published

FlexSlider Directive for AngularJS

Provides a flex-slider directive to include and initialize a FlexSlider slideshow in an AngularJS application.


To install using Bower:

bower install angular-flexslider


In your document header include FlexSlider's CSS:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/components/flexslider/flexslider.css">

Then include the scripts (order is relevant):

<script src="/components/jquery/jquery.js"></script>
<script src="/components/flexslider/jquery.flexslider.js"></script>
<script src="/components/angular/angular.js"></script>
<script src="/components/angular-flexslider/angular-flexslider.js"></script>

In your AngularJS app, you'll need to import the angular-flexslider module:

angular.module('myModule', ['angular-flexslider']);


This module will define a single directive flex-slider that can be used either as an element or attribute.

Assuming a mySlides variable is present in the current scope, a FlexSlider instance can be declared like so:

<flex-slider slide="s in mySlides">
        <img ng-src="{{s}}">

The slide argument works similarly to ngRepeat in which you can specify a tracking expression.

The <li> element should be defined and it can be used to specify data-thumbs attribute for FlexSlider thumbs or, for example, ng-switch to select the content markup.

Warning to UI Bootstrap users: You must use the flex-slide argument instead of slide to avoid name conflict with the carousel. This is:

<flex-slider flex-slide="s in mySlides">
        <img ng-src="{{s}}">


FlexSlider initialization properties can be specified as attributes of flex-slider directive using dash separated attributes instead of cammel case.

For example, the property controlNav can be specified via the attribute control-nav.

The FlexSlider callback API can also be used by specifying attributes with the appropriate API name containing AngularJS expressions.

Besides FlexSlider properties, one can specify a slider-id attribute to set an id to the actual slider. If not specified and an id attribute is specified to the flex-slider element, the actual slider will have an id of <id>-slider.

The list of available properties (from this page):

namespace: "flex-",             //{NEW} String: Prefix string attached to the class of every element generated by the plugin
selector: ".slides > li",       //{NEW} Selector: Must match a simple pattern. '{container} > {slide}' -- Ignore pattern at your own peril
animation: "fade",              //String: Select your animation type, "fade" or "slide"
easing: "swing",               //{NEW} String: Determines the easing method used in jQuery transitions. jQuery easing plugin is supported!
direction: "horizontal",        //String: Select the sliding direction, "horizontal" or "vertical"
reverse: false,                 //{NEW} Boolean: Reverse the animation direction
animationLoop: true,             //Boolean: Should the animation loop? If false, directionNav will received "disable" classes at either end
smoothHeight: false,            //{NEW} Boolean: Allow height of the slider to animate smoothly in horizontal mode
startAt: 0,                     //Integer: The slide that the slider should start on. Array notation (0 = first slide)
slideshow: true,                //Boolean: Animate slider automatically
slideshowSpeed: 7000,           //Integer: Set the speed of the slideshow cycling, in milliseconds
animationSpeed: 600,            //Integer: Set the speed of animations, in milliseconds
initDelay: 0,                   //{NEW} Integer: Set an initialization delay, in milliseconds
randomize: false,               //Boolean: Randomize slide order
// Usability features
pauseOnAction: true,            //Boolean: Pause the slideshow when interacting with control elements, highly recommended.
pauseOnHover: false,            //Boolean: Pause the slideshow when hovering over slider, then resume when no longer hovering
useCSS: true,                   //{NEW} Boolean: Slider will use CSS3 transitions if available
touch: true,                    //{NEW} Boolean: Allow touch swipe navigation of the slider on touch-enabled devices
video: false,                   //{NEW} Boolean: If using video in the slider, will prevent CSS3 3D Transforms to avoid graphical glitches
// Primary Controls
controlNav: true,               //Boolean: Create navigation for paging control of each clide? Note: Leave true for manualControls usage
directionNav: true,             //Boolean: Create navigation for previous/next navigation? (true/false)
prevText: "Previous",           //String: Set the text for the "previous" directionNav item
nextText: "Next",               //String: Set the text for the "next" directionNav item
// Secondary Navigation
keyboard: true,                 //Boolean: Allow slider navigating via keyboard left/right keys
multipleKeyboard: false,        //{NEW} Boolean: Allow keyboard navigation to affect multiple sliders. Default behavior cuts out keyboard navigation with more than one slider present.
mousewheel: false,              //{UPDATED} Boolean: Requires jquery.mousewheel.js ( - Allows slider navigating via mousewheel
pausePlay: false,               //Boolean: Create pause/play dynamic element
pauseText: 'Pause',             //String: Set the text for the "pause" pausePlay item
playText: 'Play',               //String: Set the text for the "play" pausePlay item
// Special properties
controlsContainer: "",          //{UPDATED} Selector: USE CLASS SELECTOR. Declare which container the navigation elements should be appended too. Default container is the FlexSlider element. Example use would be ".flexslider-container". Property is ignored if given element is not found.
manualControls: "",             //Selector: Declare custom control navigation. Examples would be ".flex-control-nav li" or "#tabs-nav li img", etc. The number of elements in your controlNav should match the number of slides/tabs.
sync: "",                       //{NEW} Selector: Mirror the actions performed on this slider with another slider. Use with care.
asNavFor: "",                   //{NEW} Selector: Internal property exposed for turning the slider into a thumbnail navigation for another slider
// Carousel Options
itemWidth: 0,                   //{NEW} Integer: Box-model width of individual carousel items, including horizontal borders and padding.
itemMargin: 0,                  //{NEW} Integer: Margin between carousel items.
minItems: 0,                    //{NEW} Integer: Minimum number of carousel items that should be visible. Items will resize fluidly when below this.
maxItems: 0,                    //{NEW} Integer: Maxmimum number of carousel items that should be visible. Items will resize fluidly when above this limit.
move: 0,                        //{NEW} Integer: Number of carousel items that should move on animation. If 0, slider will move all visible items.
// Callback API
start: function(){},            //Callback: function(slider) - Fires when the slider loads the first slide
before: function(){},           //Callback: function(slider) - Fires asynchronously with each slider animation
after: function(){},            //Callback: function(slider) - Fires after each slider animation completes
end: function(){},              //Callback: function(slider) - Fires when the slider reaches the last slide (asynchronous)
added: function(){},            //{NEW} Callback: function(slider) - Fires after a slide is added
removed: function(){}           //{NEW} Callback: function(slider) - Fires after a slide is removed



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