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    A super simple way to render React components in AngularJS. This was written with the goal of facilitating conversion of an AngularJS app without doing a full rewrite.


    The function contained in this library is small enough that you might just want to copy paste it. Feel free to do so. Otherwise:

    npm install react-in-angularjs

    yarn add react-in-angularjs


    import React from "react";
    import {angularize} from "react-in-angularjs";
    // Note: This also works with class components
    const TodoList = ({todos}) =>  {
      return (
          { => (
            <li key={todo._id}>
    angularize(TodoList, "todoList", angular.module("app"), {
      todos: "<"	
    // You don't actually have to export anything to make this work but
    // you'll likely want to for tests and use in other components
    export default TodoList;

    TodoList React component now wrapped in an AngularJS component named "todoList". Sometime later in your app...

    <todo-list todos="todos"></todo-list>


    Since you likely don't have a normal React entry point, you'll need to leverage webpack's ability to have multiple entry points. I accomplish this in my own project using glob:

    const glob = require("glob");
    const path = require("path");
    module.exports = {
      devtool: "source-map",
      entry: glob.sync("./src/**/!(*.test).jsx"),
      output: {
        filename: "[name].js",
        path: path.resolve(__dirname, "dist") 


    When you need to access an Angular service, you can access it with a separate function:

    // AngularJS code includes a service you'd like to use and can't rewrite yet:
    window.angular.module("myApp").service("todoService", () => {
      // Some very lovingly crafted service code
    import {getService} from "react-in-angularjs"
    const todoService = getService("todoService");
    // Now you've got the singleton instance of it

    This can also be used to fetch built-in AngularJS services like $timeout, $http, etc.


    Sometimes you really need the resulting component to be a directive, typically when doing tables. For those situations, do this:

    import React from "react";
    import {angularizeDirective} from "react-in-angularjs";
    const SpecialTableHeader = ({data}) =>  {
      const sort = () => {
        // Very special sort logic
      return (  
            <th onClick={sort}>Something</th>
    angularizeDirective(SpecialTableHeader, "specialTableHeader", angular.module("app"), {
      data: "<"	
        <thead special-table-header data="data"></thead>

    By default this uses replace: true so your HTML stays intact with no wrapping tag.


    AngularJS within React

    You can't use AngularJS components within the React render so you'll need to work bottom up, i.e. replace low level components first. Low level components can be then be imported directly into your React components as well as used in legacy AngularJS (assuming they are angularized).

    Two Way Bindings

    Two way bindings are not recommended, either by the AngularJS team or by me. However, it's not always possible to remove them in a legacy application. In those cases, you can apply changes in two ways:

    Use $timeout
    const TodoItem = ({todo}) => {
      // imagine some React component with a change handler
      const onChange = () => {
        // get Angular's $timeout wrapper using getService
        const $timeout = getService("$timeout"); 
        $timeout(() => {
          todo.value = "new value"
    Use $scope

    react-in-angularjs provides the wrapping AngularJS's component $scope as a prop

    const TodoItem = ({todo, $scope}) => {
      // imagine some React component with a change handler
      const onChange = () => {
        $scope.$apply(() => {
          // $scope = AngularJS component scope, provided on a prop
          todo.value = "new value"




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