Problem when using JS events in AngularJs (Mini-Challenge 1)

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Mini-challenge 1


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The Challenge:

Lets suppose we have an angular app with a button, when you click that button, a text should appear in the view.
As requirement we have to handle the onclick event of the button with vanillaJs.
document.getElementById('btn').onclick = function (e) {

This is how the view looks like:

<div><button id="btn" type="button">Click me</button>

This is how the controller looks like:

var myApp = angular.module('myApp', []);

myApp.controller('MyCtrl', function ($scope) {

document.getElementById('btn').onclick = function (e) {
$ = "Button clicked";

Here is a jsfiddle with the code:


Even when for this challenge you can't use directives (see the constraint above), I strongly recommend to use directives to handling events all the time, when working with angularJs, try to avoid to use JavaScript Event handling in real life projects.
For the sake of this challenge as a constraints requirements, we can’t use the ng-click directive.
As a result, the code doesn't work, so, the challenge is to solve it without use ng-* angular directive.

Here you can find a possible solution

If you feel that the solution is poor or incomplete or there is room for improvement, please share with every one, you can leave a comment.