In AngularJS, the ng-include directive allows you to include an external HTML file into your application's template. This can be useful for reusing common parts of your template or for breaking down large templates into smaller components.

To use ng-include in an AngularJS Yeoman template's dist folder, follow these steps:

  1. Create an External HTML File: First, create the external HTML file that you want to include. For example, you can create a file named header.html that contains the header section of your application.

    html
    <!-- header.html --> <header> <h1>My Application Header</h1> </header>
  2. Place the External HTML File in the dist Folder: Copy or move the header.html file to the appropriate location within the dist folder. Make sure the file is accessible and accessible from the root URL or relative URL path.

  3. Use ng-include in Your Main Index.html File: In your main index.html file (located in the dist folder), use the ng-include directive to include the external HTML file.

    html
    <!-- dist/index.html --> <!doctype html> <html> <head> <title>My AngularJS App</title> </head> <body ng-app="myApp"> <!-- Include the header.html using ng-include --> <div ng-include="'header.html'"></div> <!-- Your other application content --> <!-- ... --> </body> </html>

    The ng-include directive takes an expression as its argument, which is the URL of the external HTML file you want to include. Note that you need to use single quotes around the file path when using ng-include to properly evaluate the expression.

  4. Start a Web Server: To test your application, make sure you serve the dist folder using a web server. If you are using Yeoman's built-in development server (e.g., grunt serve or npm start), it should automatically handle this for you.

When you run your AngularJS application and load the index.html from the dist folder, the ng-include directive will fetch the header.html file and include it at the specified location within the main template.

By using ng-include, you can keep your main template clean and organized, and modularize your application's components for better maintainability and reusability.

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