hoist-non-react-methods

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hoist-non-react-methods

Copies non-react specific methods from a child component to a parent component

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Inspired by @mridgway's hoist-non-react-statics

When wrapping a component (see Higher-Order Components methods that are defined in the child component aren't accessible anymore. This module makes those methods available on the wrapper component's prototype.

Installation

npm install hoist-non-react-methods --save

When is it needed?

Components can have public methods that are accessible through their instance under parent's refs.

class Composer extends React.Component {
  render() {
    return <input type="text" ref="input" />
  }
 
  focus() {
    return this.input.focus()
  }
}
 
class Root extends React.Component {
  render() {
    return (
      <div>
        <button onClick={e => this.refs.composer.focus()}></button>
        <Composer ref="composer" />
      </div>
    )
  }
}

Assuming you have a component which is decorated, the method focus will be lost, because the ref will point the decorator component.

@someDecorator()
class Composer extends React.Component {
  render() {
    return <input type="text" ref="input" />
  }
 
  focus() {
    return this.input.focus()
  }
}
 
function someDecorator() {
  return function (WrappedComponent) {
    class Wrapper extends Component {
      static displayName = `Wrapper(${WrappedComponent.displayName})`
 
      componentWillMount() {
        // some specific logic in a decorator
      }
 
      render() {
        return <WrappedComponent ref="wrappedComponent" />
      }
    }
 
    return Wrapper
  }
}
 
class Root extends React.Component {
  // this.refs.composer.focus is undefined!
  render() {
    return (
      <div>
        <button onClick={e => this.refs.composer.focus()}></button>
        <Composer ref="composer" />
      </div>
    )
  }
}

This package provides a function that copies all the methods (prototype and static) from the wrapped component to the wrapper, but keeps all react specific methods (e.g. componentDidMount etc.) untouched.

@someDecorator()
class Composer extends React.Component {
  componentWillMount() {
    // some specific behavior of Composer isn't hoisted to wrapper
  }
 
  render() {
    return <input type="text" ref="input" />
  }
 
  static someStaticMethod() {
 
  }
 
  focus() {
    return this.input.focus()
  }
}
 
function someDecorator() {
  return function (WrappedComponent) {
    class Wrapper extends Component {
      static displayName = `Wrapper(${WrappedComponent.displayName})`
 
      componentWillMount() {
        // some specific logic in a decorator, left intact
      }
 
      render() {
        return <WrappedComponent ref="wrappedComponent" />
      }
    }
 
    return hoistNonReactMethods(Wrapper, WrappedComponent, {
      delegateTo: c => c.refs.wrappedComponent
    })
  }
}
 
class Root extends React.Component {
  // works!
  render() {
    return (
      <div>
        <button onClick={e => this.refs.composer.focus()}></button>
        <Composer ref="composer" />
      </div>
    )
  }
}

API

hoistNonReactMethods(
  Wrapper: ReactComponent,
  WrappedComponent: ReactComponent,
  {
    delegateTo: function(ReactComponent wrapperComponentInstance):ReactComponent childComponentInstance,
    hoistStatics: boolean,
  }
)

The third parameter is a configuration object. Options:

  • delegateTo: a function that gets the instance of the wrapper component and returns the instance of the wrapped component (e.g. wrapper => wrapper.refs.child)
  • hoistStatics: true/false - controls whether to hoist statics or not

Test

npm install
npm test

License

MIT

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