Is your Ionic View title not updating?

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Ok, so I run into this once a month or so. I'm writing this just so I can - hopefully - remember it this time. This isn't a bug or anything in Ionic - but I'm wondering if it should be documented a bit more clearly for people like me. (AKA old dense people.)

Alright - so given an Ionic app where templates are a dynamic title, this is not going to work:

<ion-view title="{{film.title]}{% endraw %}">
    <ion-content overflow-scroll="true" padding="true" class="has-header">
            <p>The opening crawl would go here.</p>

Oddly - it will work sometimes - like if you happen to reload on that page itself - but not consistently. I'm sure there are Good(tm) reasons for this that make perfect sense, and I bet it revolves around Scope. I love Angular. Scope makes me want to push needles into my eyes though.

So how do you fix it? Switch to using <ion-nav-title>.

    <ion-nav-title>{% raw %}{{film.title}}</ion-nav-title>
    <ion-content overflow-scroll="true" padding="true" class="has-header">
            <p>The opening crawl would go here.</p>

As I said - this is documented. Kinda. The docs for ion-view say:

"A text-only title to display on the parent ionNavBar. For an HTML title, such as an image, see ionNavTitle instead."

But in my mind, {{film.title}} resolves to "Foo" which is text only, so it should work. I looked at the docs for ionNavTitle too and nothing there really seems to make it obvious. Maybe the ionView docs should have a callout/note/etc about this situation? Like I said - I swear I hit this once a month - but admittedly my memory is crap and I tend to repeat mistakes all the time.


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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by Justin James posted on 1/7/2016 at 1:10 AM

Guess I have been lucky to not have gotten bit by this. Good info to know though. Going to add this to my list of things to remember.

Comment 2 by Cauê Almeida posted on 3/9/2016 at 2:51 PM

Simple and so useful. Thanksss

Comment 3 by webchi posted on 4/9/2016 at 10:58 PM

Thanks. Loose half an hour before found your post with how to fix this.

Comment 4 by obedm503 posted on 7/6/2016 at 3:32 AM

Great, solved my problem. Interestingly enough the view-title with a scope property worked fine when two views shared the same controller (like a list of films view, and a detail view for a clicked film). But for performance reasons I decided to give the details view it's own controller, and it broke. But this solved it. Thanks

Comment 5 by RagnarDanneskjöld posted on 7/16/2016 at 8:45 PM

Thanks for this, I wish it was a little better documented.

Comment 6 by rinogo posted on 9/12/2016 at 11:22 PM

Thank you so much! I burned several hours on this one... I chalked it up to my newb-level Angular/Ionic skills, but no matter what I tried (isolated scope, inherited scope, delays before setting the value, etc.), I couldn't get it to work reliably. The "delayed set" approach worked, but is obviously a huge hack. Good to know* it's just another quirk in the Angular/Ionic environment. (*I wish I understood what *exactly* was going on, though! Possible idea for a follow-up post, maybe?... :) )

Comment 7 (In reply to #6) by Raymond Camden posted on 9/13/2016 at 1:20 AM

You are most welcome.

Comment 8 by Trần Quốc Hoài (new 2015) posted on 2/3/2017 at 6:53 AM

i'm still checking your solution. Maybe it's working for my project. Thank you so much. If there is something happened i will inform with you. Thanks!

Comment 9 by Prafull agarwal posted on 4/21/2017 at 12:20 PM

We are also facing this issue and your above resolution don't works for me!!!
After lots of hours we find we add a extra template in same ionic HTML via script tag ng/template this causes blocker to ionic header updating.

Comment 10 (In reply to #9) by Cristiano posted on 4/22/2017 at 5:20 AM


Comment 11 by Danny Battison posted on 6/1/2017 at 1:13 PM

I've just come across this and you saved me a headache. Thanks!

Comment 12 (In reply to #11) by Raymond Camden posted on 6/1/2017 at 1:22 PM

You are most welcome.

Comment 13 by George Simon K posted on 6/13/2017 at 6:23 AM

Thank you very much for this post. This was helpful

Comment 14 by Gil Santos posted on 11/7/2017 at 1:04 AM

Very helpful. Thank you so much!