Quickie: get directives for an Angular element

Unfortunately, this is not entirely trivial. I’d love to give you a snippet you can paste into console, but so far this is the best I’ve come up with. Anyhow, here’s a way to inspect the directives of an element:

Set a breakpoint in the compileNodes() function in the Angular source somewhere after the collectDirectives() method call:

Then paste the following into your console:

el = document.querySelector('<your element selector>'); //get your element somehow

You’ll be able to see the directives in result of the collectDirectives() method call, which the non-minified case will be directives:

> [
      "restrict": "A",
      "controllerAs": "ctrl",
      "template": "",
      "priority": 0,
      "index": 0,
      "name": "attrDirective",
      "require": "attrDirective",
      "$$bindings": {
        "isolateScope": null,
        "bindToController": null
      "$$moduleName": "App"

You can also get a list of all the directives registered on the current $injector, which is usually going to be all the directives in your app:

> [/* all directives registered on the $injector */]

Obviously this is going to be a little trickier if you’re working with minified code but the same principles apply and you can work out the equivalent variables to query.

Let me know if you have a better method!