Pass callback function to directive

Problem

I'm trying to pass a callback function from a controller to a directive.

Here's the callback function code:

$scope.onImageSelect = function(image) {
    alert('SET');
    $scope.card.image = image;
};

Directive usage:

<google-image-search callback="onImageSelect" />

Directive code:

ngmod.directive('directive', function() {
    return {
        templateUrl: '/templates/template.html',
        scope: {
            callback: '&'
        }
    }
});

Callback usage in template:

<a data-ng-click="callback(url)"></a>

However, this gives me the following error:

TypeError: Cannot use 'in' operator to search for 'onImageSelect'

I've seen a lot of similar questions, but could not understand where am I wrong.

Problem courtesy of: Mike

Solution

While calling the expression method from the directive you need to pass the parameter from the directive in JSON format, also you should correct your directive callback attribute value to pass function like callback="onImageSelect(image)"

Directive usage:

<google-image-search callback="onImageSelect(image)" />

Directive Template

<a data-ng-click="callback({image: url})"></a>
Solution courtesy of: Pankaj Parkar

Discussion

try to change the scope object to be like this

scope: {
        callback: '='
    }

and it will work

Discussion courtesy of: Ahmed Eid

Simply use:

<google-image-search callback="onImageSelect(image)" />

This example from AngularJS developer guide is pretty similar to your case: http://plnkr.co/edit/hYBxk070sgw54RElyWNq?p=preview

Discussion courtesy of: Joy

Many AngularJs developers have already know about AngularJs Directives and probably know about directive scope and it's methods.

As you know, there are 3 AngularJs Directive scope methods: '@', '=', '&', but now we are going to talk about only '&' method.We are going to see, how we can implement method '&' in our applications.

When we define any function inside current scope and want to implement it to any directives,Remember one thing: you have to pay attention on your function's arguments and their order.If you want more here is a great article about it:

http://www.w3docs.com/snippets/angularjs/angularjs-directive-scope-method.html

Discussion courtesy of: Hazarapet Tunanyan

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