UI-Router for AngularJS (1.x)


UI-Router is the defacto standard for routing in AngularJS. Influenced by the core angular router $route and the Ember Router, UI-Router has become the standard choice for routing non-trivial apps in AngularJS (1.x).

Getting UI-Router

The UI-Router package is distributed using npm, the node package manager.

npm install --save @uirouter/angularjs

Other examples:

  • Via command line
    • Adding a specific version to your project: npm install --save @uirouter/angularjs@1.0.7
  • From http://unpkg.com via a <script> tag in your html:
    • Latest stable version: <script src="//unpkg.com/@uirouter/angularjs/release/angular-ui-router.min.js"></script>
    • A specific version: <script src="//unpkg.com/@uirouter/angularjs@1.0.7/release/angular-ui-router.min.js"></script>
    • A legacy version: <script src="//unpkg.com/angular-ui-router@0.4.2/release/angular-ui-router.js"></script>
  • From bower:
    • Latest stable version: bower install angular-ui-router
    • A specific version: bower install angular-ui-router#1.0.7
    • A legacy version: bower install angular-ui-router#0.3.1

Note: bower releases are considered ‘legacy’ and are managed at https://github.com/angular-ui/angular-ui-router-bower


Learn UI-Router by following our tutorials.

Sample application

The UI-Router Sample App is a non-trivial UI-Router application.


To fix a UI-Router bug, or create an enhancement, follow these steps:

The Typescript source code for UI-Router for Angular (2+) can be found at https://github.com/angular-ui/ui-router UI-Router for AngularJS (1.x) depends on UI-Router Core, which can be found at https://github.com/ui-router/core

To get started:

mkdir uirouter
cd uirouter
git clone https://github.com/angular-ui/ui-router angularjs
git clone https://github.com/ui-router/core core
cd core
npm install
npm link
npm run build

cd ../angularjs
npm install
npm link @uirouter/core
npm run build

To create a UI-Router bundle to test a bug fix against your app, run npm run package You can then run npm link, and then run npm link @uirouter/angularjs in your app’s directory. Your app’s npm dependency will use the local @uirouter/angularjs package that you just built.

Alternatively, bundles are also created in release/angular-ui-router.js.