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@ngehlert/event-helper

1.0.3 • Public • Published

Event Helper

This is a small Helper Library that helps you with adding and removing EventListeners in your application.

Usage

Setup

Install via npm

npm install @ngehlert/event-helper

Best used with ES6 imports

import { EventHelper } from '@ngehlert/event-helper';

Base usage

EventHelper.addEventListener('my-event', document, 'keydown', (event) => {
    console.log(event);
    // do something here
});
 
// To remove the event listener simply call remove function with your specified name
EventHelper.removeEventListener('my-event');

Usage with method specific context inside a class

class MyTestClass {
 
    constructor() {
        EventHelper.addEventListener('my-event', document, 'keydown', this.myEventListenerFunction.bind(this));
    }
    
    private myEventListenerFunction(event: Event): void {
        // function that uses some class properties
    }
}

One Time Event

After executing once the event listener automatically de-registers itself

EventHelper.oneTimeEventListener(document, 'keydown', (event) => {
    console.log(event);
    // do something here
});

Advantages

Easy listener management with names. In plain JavaScript the event handling can get quite messy, especially if you need methods with specific context (e.g. .bind(this)).
With this event helper you can just use functions directly and while declaring the event add .bind(this) without needing to create a second variable.

Another advantage is if you want to remove the event not in the same spot where you registered it, you don't need to pass the proper reference along just to cancel the event.

// Standard JavaScript way
const myMethod = (event) => {
  // do something
}
const myMethodListener = myMethod.bind(this);
 
document.addEventListener('mousedown', myMethodListener);
document.removeEventListener('mousedown', myMethodListener);

Development

To build

npm run build

Before commiting run

npm run lint && npm run format && npm run test

License

This is provided under the MIT license. Check LICENSE file for more details.

Install

npm i @ngehlert/event-helper

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Version

1.0.3

License

MIT

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