Igor Simic
5 years ago

How to create infinite scroll using Laravel and ngInfiniteScroll inside a div element

In this example i will describe how to use Laravel pagination to get infinite scroll effect in Angular using ngInfiniteScroll

On Angular side, this is needed:

1. install ngInfiniteScroll https://github.com/sroze/ngInfiniteScroll 
2. include it in model

var app = angular.module('MyApp', ['infinite-scroll'])

3. create service for calling the pagination on Laravel side (yes we will use pagination in this case)

app.service('infiniteScrollList',['$resource','RESOURCES','$localStorage', function($resource,RESOURCES,$localStorage){

  var infiniteScrollList = function() {
    this.items = [];
    this.busy = false;
    this.page = 1;
    this.last_page=1; // set the last page - default = 1
  infiniteScrollList.prototype.nextPage = function() { 

    if (this.busy) return;
    this.busy = true;

    //if requested page is greater then last page don't do nothing - do not make call to backend
      if(this.page <= this.last_page){

        //select different page if user is logged in/out
        if( typeof $localStorage.logged_in != "undefined" ){
          var codeList = $resource(RESOURCES.API+'code?page='+this.page); 
          var codeList = $resource(RESOURCES.PUBLIC+'list?page='+this.page);

      // make the call to API
      codeList.get().$promise.then(function(response) {
           //return response.message;
           var items = response.data;
  // set the last page based on Laravel response
           this.last_page = response.last_page;
           // push new items to all items array
            for (var i = 0; i < items.length; i++) {
            this.busy = false;


  return infiniteScrollList;


4. Include this service in controller and use it 

$scope.snippets = new infiniteScrollList();

or if you are using resolve feature it can be used there as well:
        resListSnippets: ['infiniteScrollList', function(infiniteScrollList){

          var initiateScroll = new infiniteScrollList();

          return initiateScroll;

and in cntroller we have to include resolver and set scroll data
app.controller('ListCtrl', ['$scope', 'resListSnippets', function($scope,resListSnippets) {
   $scope.snippets = resListSnippets;

HTML structure

When calling infiniteScroll we have to define parent container 
and set infinite-scroll-parent atribute as well

<md-content id="scroll-container">
		<div infinite-scroll="snippets.nextPage()" infinite-scroll-container="'#scroll-container'" infinite-scroll-parent>     

                  <div ng-repeat="item in snippets.items">

			<!-- ... loop over items -->

		  </div><!-- close ng repeat -->

		</div><!-- close infinite scroll  -->
	</md-content> <!-- scroll Material content block -->

NOTE: in this example we are using Angular Material Design but it can be applied on div element as well

On Laravel side we have to return paginated object from controller


use Response;
use App\Http\Requests;

public function getList(Request $request){

    $snippets = Snippet::paginate(3); // select only 3 elements

   return Response::json($snippets,200)->setCallback($request->callback);

More info about Laravel pagination can be found here: https://laravel.com/docs/5.1/pagination

And we are done!