Insert HTML into view from AngularJS controller

Is it possible to create an HTML fragment in an AngularJS controller and have this HTML shown in the view?

This comes from a requirement to turn an inconsistent JSON blob into a nested list of id: value pairs. Therefore the HTML is created in the controller and I am now looking to display it.

I have created a model property, but cannot render this in the view without it just printing the HTML.


It appears that the problem arises from angular rendering the created HTML as a string within quotes. Will attempt to find a way around this.

Example controller :

var SomeController = function () {

    this.customHtml = '<ul><li>render me please</li></ul>';

Example view :

<div ng:bind="customHtml"></div>

Gives :

    "<ul><li>render me please</li></ul>"


For Angular 1.x, use ng-bind-html in the HTML:

<div ng-bind-html="thisCanBeusedInsideNgBindHtml"></div>

At this point you would get a attempting to use an unsafe value in a safe context error so you need to either use ngSanitize or $sce to resolve that.


Use $sce.trustAsHtml() in the controller to convert the html string.

 $scope.thisCanBeusedInsideNgBindHtml = $sce.trustAsHtml(someHtmlVar);


There are 2 steps:

  1. include the angular-sanitize.min.js resource, i.e.:

    <script src="lib/angular/angular-sanitize.min.js"></script>
  2. In a js file (controller or usually app.js), include ngSanitize, i.e.:

    angular.module('myApp', ['myApp.filters', '', 
        'myApp.directives', 'ngSanitize'])