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Angular 1 Integration

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Integration with Angular 1 is currently done through angular-ui-tinymce a third party module. This how-to shows you how to setup a project using AngularJS and tinymce.

1. Setting up the project directory

First, we create a directory for the project called "tinymce-angular-demo". After that, we run "bower init"in the new directory, this will set up a new empty bower project.

$ mkdir tinymce-angular-demo
$ cd tinymce-angular-demo
$ bower init

2. Installation of angular, ui-tinymce and tinymce

We now install the angular-ui-tinymce package this will automatically install angular and tinymce.

$ bower install angular-ui-tinymce --save

3. Creating the demo.html file

This demo.html file has angular properties and two calls to the controller.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <script type="text/javascript" src="bower_components/tinymce/tinymce.js"></script>
  <script type="text/javascript" src="bower_components/angular/angular.js"></script>
  <script type="text/javascript" src="bower_components/angular-ui-tinymce/src/tinymce.js"></script>
  <script type="text/javascript" src="app.js"></script>
<body ng-app="myApp">
  <form method="post" ng-controller="TinyMceController">
    <textarea ui-tinymce="tinymceOptions" ng-model="tinymceModel"></textarea>
    <button ng-click="getContent()">Get content</button>
    <button ng-click="setContent()">Set content</button>

4. Creating the app.js file

The app.js file shows you how to work with the model that automatically updates tinymce.

var myAppModule = angular.module('myApp', ['ui.tinymce']);

myAppModule.controller('TinyMceController', function($scope) {
  $scope.tinymceModel = 'Initial content';

  $scope.getContent = function() {
    console.log('Editor content:', $scope.tinymceModel);

  $scope.setContent = function() {
    $scope.tinymceModel = 'Time: ' + (new Date());

  $scope.tinymceOptions = {
    plugins: 'link image code',
    toolbar: 'undo redo | bold italic | alignleft aligncenter alignright | code'

5. Testing the application

You can now test the application by running the demo.html page in your favorite browser.

A note about integrations

Note: We are pleased to reference third-party integrations/code to help you build great products with TinyMCE. If you have queries about this integration, please contact the developer directly.

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