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class-autobind

0.1.4 • Public • Published

Method auto-bind for ES6 (ES2015) classes

This package provides a single function, autobind, for use within a constructor to bind all methods to the instance itself.

For example, this allows us to pass a method to an event handler element.addEventListener('click', this.onClick) and be sure the onClick method will always be called with the right context.

Note: This has some specific logic for React, but could be used in any project.

Usage:

import autobind from 'class-autobind';
 
class MyComponent extends React.Component {
  constructor() {
    super(...arguments);
    autobind(this);
  }
  render() {
    return <button onClick={this.onClick}>Click Me</button>;
  }
  onClick() {
    console.log('Button Clicked');
  }
}

Advanced Usage:

If your component will possibly be subclassed (you really should not do this, but some third-party libraries like react-css-modules do so) then you will need to specify which prototype will be the source of methods that are to be automatically bound.

import autobind from 'class-autobind';
 
class MyComponent extends React.Component {
  constructor() {
    super(...arguments);
    autobind(this, MyComponent.prototype); // Note the second parameter.
  }
  render() {
    /* ... */
  }
}
 
class MySubClassedComponent extends MyComponent {
  /* This is probably a very bad idea. */
}

License

This software is BSD Licensed.

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npm i class-autobind

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