Directive to find Element and replace Click Event

Here is the example code for find element (child element) using angular directive and replace it’s click event if it is a anchor tag or button. Not only replacing of events but you can do anything with the attributes if we get the element itself. So to get child element of a <div> element, i’m going to write a directive over the <div> element.

Inside the <div> element we have <a> (anchor) tag with onclick attribute. Note that this onclick attribute will have the javascript method. I don’t have the javascript method implementation in my application because consider the <a> (anchor) tag and it’s attributes are generated dynamically (it came from somewhere service). So i need to override the javascript method in AngularJS application.

Interesting..?? This is my real time issue that i faced in my project. Come lets checkout the code.

Here is the controller,

var app = angular.module('myApp',[]);
app.controller('MyCtrler', function ($scope) {
   /* write your controller code here */
.directive("findElement", function(){
    return {
        restrict: 'AE',
        link: function($scope, element, attrs, controller) {
                var target = element[0].querySelector('a');
                var targetElement = angular.element(target);
                targetElement.on('click', function(event){
                     alert('Im from angular click event');


I used queryselector to get the child element <a> tag.

Check here for Multiple Filters in Controller With Example

and the HTML

<body ng-app="myApp">
<div ng-controller="MyCtrler">
     <div id="main" find-element>
         <a href="#hrefclick" onclick="javascript:void(0);">Click me for Surprise</a>

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