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react-native-meteor

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Meteor-like methods for React Native.

If you have questions, you can open a new issue in the repository or ask in the our Gitter chat:
https://gitter.im/react-native-meteor/Lobby

Compatibility notes

  • Since RN 0.26.0 you have to use ws or wss protocol to connect to your meteor server. http is not working on Android.
  • It is recommended to always use the latest version of react-native-meteor compatible with your RN version.
  • For RN < 0.45, you can use version 1.0.3 in case or problems.
  • For RN 0.45, use version 1.0.6 of 'react-native-meteor'
  • For RN > 0.45, use 1.1.x
  • For RN > 0.49, use 1.2.x

What is it for ?

The purpose of this library is :

  • to set up and maintain a ddp connection with a ddp server, freeing the developer from having to do it on their own.
  • be fully compatible with react-native and help react-native developers.
  • to match with Meteor documentation used with React.

Install

npm i --save react-native-meteor

!! See detailed installation guide

Install from Git

Sometimes we do not have time to update the version of the NPM package. In this case, you can use the latest version from the repository.

npm i --save https://github.com/inProgress-team/react-native-meteor

Example usage

 
import React, { Component } from 'react';
import { View, Text } from 'react-native';
import Meteor, { createContainer } from 'react-native-meteor';
 
Meteor.connect('ws://192.168.X.X:3000/websocket');//do this only once
 
class App extends Component {
  renderRow(todo) {
    return (
      <Text>{todo.title}</Text>
    );
  }
  render() {
    const { settings, todosReady } = this.props;
 
    return(
      <View>
        <Text>{settings.title}</Text>
          {!todosReady && <Text>Not ready</Text>}
 
          <MeteorListView
            collection="todos"
            selector={{done: true}}
            options={{sort: {createdAt: -1}}}
            renderRow={this.renderRow}
          />
      </View>
    )
  }
}
 
export default createContainer(params=>{
  const handle = Meteor.subscribe('todos');
  Meteor.subscribe('settings');
 
  return {
    todosReady: handle.ready(),
    settings: Meteor.collection('settings').findOne()
  };
}, App)

Connect your components

Since Meteor 1.3, createContainer is the recommended way to populate your React Components.

createContainer

Very similar to getMeteorData but your separate container components from presentational components.

Example

import Meteor, { createContainer } from 'react-native-meteor';
 
 
class Orders extends Component {
  render() {
    const { pendingOrders } = this.props;
 
    //...
    );
  }
}
 
export default createContainer(params=>{
  return {
    pendingOrders: Meteor.collection('orders').find({status: "pending"}),
  };
}, Orders)

connectMeteor && getMeteorData

connectMeteor is a React Mixin which enables getMeteorData (the old way of populating meteor data into your components).

Example

import Meteor, { connectMeteor } from 'react-native-meteor';
 
/*
* Uses decorators (see detailed installation to activate it)
* Or use :
 
  class Todos extends Component {
    ...
  }
  connectMeteor(Todos);
  export default Todos;
 
*/
 
@connectMeteor
class Orders extends Component {
  getMeteorData() {
    return {
      pendingOrders: Meteor.collection('orders').find({status: "pending"}),
    };
  }
  render() {
    const { pendingOrders } = this.data;
 
    //...
    );
  }
}

Reactive variables

These variables can be used inside getMeteorData or createContainer. They will be populated into your component if they change.

Additionals collection methods

These methods (except update) work offline. That means that elements are correctly updated offline, and when you reconnect to ddp, Meteor calls are taken care of.

ListView Components

MeteorListView Component

Same as ListView Component but does not need dataSource and accepts three arguments :

  • collection string required
  • selector [string / object]
  • options object
  • listViewRef [string / function] ref to ListView component.

Example usage

<MeteorListView
  collection="todos"
  selector={{done: true}}
  options={{sort: {createdAt: -1}}}
  renderRow={this.renderItem}
  //...other listview props
/>

MeteorComplexListView Component

Same as ListView Component but does not need dataSource and accepts one argument. You may need it if you make complex requests combining multiples collections.

  • elements function required : a reactive function which returns an array of elements.
  • listViewRef [string / function] ref to ListView component.

Example usage

<MeteorComplexListView
  elements={()=>{return Meteor.collection('todos').find()}}
  renderRow={this.renderItem}
  //...other listview props
/>

API

Meteor Collections

Meteor.subscribe

Meteor.subscribe() returns an handle. If the component which called subscribe is unmounted, the subscription is automatically canceled.

Meteor.collection(collectionName, options)

You need pass the cursoredFind option when you get your collection if you want to use cursor-like method:

Meteor.collection("collectionName", { cursoredFind: true })

Or you can simply use find() to get an array of documents. The option default to false for backward compatibility. Cursor methods are available to share code more easily between a react-native app and a standard Meteor app.

Meteor DDP connection

Meteor.connect(endpoint, options)

Connect to a DDP server. You only have to do this once in your app.

Arguments

  • url string required
  • options object Available options are :
    • autoConnect boolean [true] whether to establish the connection to the server upon instantiation. When false, one can manually establish the connection with the Meteor.ddp.connect method.
    • autoReconnect boolean [true] whether to try to reconnect to the server when the socket connection closes, unless the closing was initiated by a call to the disconnect method.
    • reconnectInterval number [10000] the interval in ms between reconnection attempts.

Meteor.disconnect()

Disconnect from the DDP server.

Meteor methods

Availables packages

Convenience packages

Example `import { composeWithTracker } from 'react-native-meteor';``

  • EJSON
  • Tracker
  • composeWithTracker: If you want to use react-komposer, you can use react-native-meteor compatible composeWithTracker
  • Accounts (see below)

ReactiveDict

See documentation.

Meteor.Accounts

`import { Accounts } from 'react-native-meteor';``

FSCollection

  • Meteor.FSCollection(collectionName) : Helper for Meteor-CollectionFS. Full documentation here
  • This plugin also exposes a FSCollectionImagesPreloader component which helps you preload every image you want in CollectionFS (only available on ios)
import { FSCollectionImagesPreloader } from 'react-native-meteor';
 
<FSCollectionImagesPreloader
  collection="imagesFiles"
  selector={{metadata.owner: XXX}}
/>

Meteor.ddp

Once connected to the ddp server, you can access every method available in ddp.js.

  • Meteor.ddp.on('connected')
  • Meteor.ddp.on('added')
  • Meteor.ddp.on('changed')
  • ...

How To ?

react-native-router-flux

  • You can use Switch with createContainer. Example :
  componentWillMount() {
    this.scenes = Actions.create(
        <Scene key="root" component={createContainer(this.composer, Switch)} selector={this.selector} tabs={true}>
            <Scene key="loading" hideNavBar={true} component={Loading} />
            <Scene key="login" hideNavBar={true}>
              <Scene key="loginbis" component={Login} />
            </Scene>
 
            <Scene key="loggedIn" component={Layout}>
                <Scene key="main" hideNavBar={true}>
                    //...
                </Scene>
            </Scene>
        </Scene>
    );
  }
  composer() {
    return {
      connected: Meteor.status().connected,
      user: Meteor.user()
    }
  }
  selector(data, props) {
    if(!data.connected) {
      return "loading";
    } else if (!data.user) {
      return "login";
    } else {
      return "loggedIn";
    }
  }
 

Author

inProgress

Want to help ?

Pull Requests and issues reported are welcome! :)