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grpc-web-client

grpc-web-client

Library for making gRPC-Web requests from a browser

This library is intended for both JavaScript and TypeScript usage from either a browser or Node.js.

Note: This only works if the server supports gRPC-Web

A Golang gRPC-Web middleware and a Golang-based gRPC-Web proxy are available here.

Please see the full gRPC-Web README for known limitations.

Installation

grpc-web-client has peer dependencies of google-protobuf and @types/google-protobuf.

npm install google-protobuf @types/google-protobuf grpc-web-client --save

Example Project

There is an example project available here

Usage Overview

import {grpc} from "grpc-web-client";
 
// Import code-generated data structures.
import {BookService} from "./generated/proto/examplecom/library/book_service_pb_service";
import {GetBookRequest} from "./generated/proto/examplecom/library/book_service_pb";
 
const getBookRequest = new GetBookRequest();
getBookRequest.setIsbn(60929871);
grpc.unary(BookService.GetBook, {
  request: getBookRequest,
  host: host,
  onEnd: res => {
    const { status, statusMessage, headers, message, trailers } = res;
    if (status === grpc.Code.OK && message) {
      console.log("all ok. got book: ", message.toObject());
    }
  }
});
  • Requests can be aborted/cancelled before they complete:
const request = grpc.unary(BookService.GetBook, { ... });
request.cancel();

Available Request Functions

There are three functions for making gRPC requests:

grpc.unary

This is a convenience function for making requests that consist of a single request message and single response message. It can only be used with unary methods.

rpc GetBook(GetBookRequest) returns (Book) {}

grpc.invoke

This is a convenience function for making requests that consist of a single request message and a stream of response messages (server-streaming). It can also be used with unary methods.

rpc GetBook(GetBookRequest) returns (Book) {}
rpc QueryBooks(QueryBooksRequest) returns (stream Book) {}

grpc.client

grpc.client returns a client. Dependant upon transport compatibility this client is capable of sending multiple request messages (client-streaming) and receiving multiple response messages (server-streaming). It can be used with any type of method, but will enforce limiting the sending of messages for unary methods.

rpc GetBook(GetBookRequest) returns (Book) {}
rpc QueryBooks(QueryBooksRequest) returns (stream Book) {}
rpc LogReadPages(stream PageRead) returns (google.protobuf.Empty) {}
rpc ListenForBooks(stream QueryBooksRequest) returns (stream Book) {}

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