Uncaught ReferenceError: angular is not defined – AngularJS not working

You need to move your angular app code below the inclusion of the angular libraries. At the time your angular code runs, angular does not exist yet. This is an error (see your dev tools console).

In this line:

var app = angular.module(`

you are attempting to access a variable called angular. Consider what causes that variable to exist. That is found in the angular.js script which must then be included first.


  <!-- In production use:
  <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.0.7/angular.min.js"></script>
  <script src="https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21440295/lib/angular/angular.js"></script>
  <script src="lib/angular/angular-route.js"></script>
  <script src="js/app.js"></script>
  <script src="js/services.js"></script>
  <script src="js/controllers.js"></script>
  <script src="js/filters.js"></script>
  <script src="js/directives.js"></script>

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


            return function(scope, element,attrs) {
                element.bind('click',function() {alert('click')});


For completeness, it is true that your directive is similar to the already existing directive ng-click, but I believe the point of this exercise is just to practice writing simple directives, so that makes sense.

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