Angular js - isImage( ) - check if it's image by url

Problem

Is it possible to check if by a given url the image exists and it's an image resource ?

for example:

angular.isImage('http://asd.com/asd/asd.jpg')

Or it's just a stuff for the server side ?

NO JQUERY please i'm not using it

Problem courtesy of: sbaaaang

Solution

I think the best javascript approach would be to use HTMLImageElement object with deferred object:

function isImage(src) {

    var deferred = $q.defer();

    var image = new Image();
    image.onerror = function() {
        deferred.resolve(false);
    };
    image.onload = function() {
        deferred.resolve(true);
    };
    image.src = src;

    return deferred.promise;
}

Usage:

isImage('http://asd.com/asd/asd.jpg').then(function(test) {
    console.log(test);
});

Using HTMLImageElement gives you some benefits: not only it tests that the file is downloadable but also it is valid image resource that can be displayed by img tag.

I wrapped this code in simple service to make a test and it seems to work:

app.controller('MainCtrl', function($scope, Utils) {
    $scope.test = function() {
        Utils.isImage($scope.source).then(function(result) {
            $scope.result = result;
        });
    };
});

app.factory('Utils', function($q) {
    return {
        isImage: function(src) {
            // ... above code for isImage function
        }
    };
});

Demo: http://plnkr.co/edit/u5F6FfO3dEkNSMYV1amo?p=preview

Solution courtesy of: dfsq

Discussion

You can use ng-src

<img ng-src="" />

Another way is you check if the it exists using the http module.

var app = angular.module('myapp', []).run(function($http){
  $http.get('http://asd.com/asd/asd.jpg',
    //success
    function(data){

    };
});

Update:

HTML

<div ng-controller="Ctrl">
       <img ng-src="{{src}}" isImage />
</div>

JS

var app = angular.module('app', []);

app.directive('isImage', function() {
    return {
        restrict: 'A',
        link: function(scope, element, attrs) {
            element.bind('load', function() {
                alert('image is loaded');
            });
        }
    };
});

app.controller('Ctrl', function($scope) {
    $scope.src ="http://asd.com/asd/asd.jpg";
});
Discussion courtesy of: Thalaivar

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