Addition of two Numbers in AngularJS

AngularJS


Recently, I have started learning AngularJS. AngularJS is a JavaScript Framework, which helps you to declare more HTML Tag Attributes with very powerful functionality.

Let’s Code Something

The first thing, which I tried to do, is to add two numbers and show the result in a TextBox. I coded like below…

<div ng-app="">
    <p>First Number:
        <input type="text" ng-model="a" />
    </p>
    <p>Second Number:
        <input type="text" ng-model="b" />
    </p>
    <p>Sum: {{ a + b }}</p>
</div>

Couple of Notes

  • The ng-model directive binds the value of the input field to the application variable name. So, the variable "a" will contain first TextBox Value and "b" will contain second TextBox value.
  • {{ expression }} is used to dynamically bind the result of the expression. Thus, while typing on the TextBoxes, this place will populate with the result of the expression, which is our expected summation.

Alright, Let’s See What Happened Next

The following screenshot would tell you what happened after that.

Sum of Two Numbers using TextBoxes

Sum of Two Numbers using TextBoxes


It is actually not adding, but concatenating the numbers. Why this happened? That is because the values inside the TextBoxes are always string. They are not numbers. Thus, “+” operator would help them concatenate.

Looking for Solutions !!!

Now, I researched and found two solutions.

Solution 1 – Using Double Negation

Very beautiful hack. Code as…

<div ng-app="">
    <h3>Using Double Negation</h3>

    <p>First Number:
        <input type="text" ng-model="a" />
    </p>
    <p>Second Number:
        <input type="text" ng-model="b" />
    </p>
    <p>Sum: {{ a -- b }}</p>
</div>

Solution 2 – Using HTML5 Input Type Number

This is the most preferable way of achieving this task as it uses HTML5 Input Type Number. So, when we use this Number Type, then “+” operator will work because the values are numbers by default.

<div ng-app="">
    <h3>Using Input Type Number</h3>

    <p>First Number:
        <input type="number" ng-model="c" />
    </p>
    <p>Second Number:
        <input type="number" ng-model="d" />
    </p>
    <p>Sum: {{ c + d }}</p>
</div>
Sum of Two Numbers in AngularJS

Sum of Two Numbers in AngularJS

Demo

jsfiddle link – Sum of two Numbers using AngularJS

Going Forward

I hope you liked the Blog. Thanks for reading. As I progress and find more interesting stuff, I will share on my future Blog posts. Happy coding. 🙂

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