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This is a super simple and lightweight library, that helps pass props down Stencil component trees easily. It's similar to React.Context and stencil-state-tunnel.

Why not just use stencil-state-tunnel? Simply because it's not instance scoped at this time (issue #8). In addition, this library prefers injecting props instead of consuming them in JSX because:

  1. Leads to better component design as you're aware of all the props required by the component.
  2. Much better testability as you don't have to mock out some part of the component tree when testing state changes. You simply pass in props the same way they're injected.

There's only two concepts to learn for this library:

  • Universe. This is like a Context.Provider in react and Tunnel.Provider in stencil-state-tunnel. It holds the current state of the sub-tree, and it's responsible for updating all of its children when the state changes.
  • Wormhole. This is like Context.Consumer in react and Tunnel.injectProps in stencil-state-tunnel. It simply opens a connection to its closest ancestor universe and requests props to be injected.

This is a simple diagram on what this library achieves:

  • Universe
    • Child A
    • Child B
      • Child C (Open wormhole here and inject props)

This is a simple diagram on how a multiverse works, in which a universe's nested inside another one:

  • Universe A
    • Child A (Bound to state of Universe A)
    • Child B (Bound to state of Universe A)
    • Child C (Assume this is Universe B)
      • Child D (Bound to state of Universe B)
      • Child E (Bound to state of Universe B)

Important to note, you can only nest universes if they live inside separate components.



# npm
$: npm install stencil-wormhole

# yarn
$: yarn add stencil-wormhole

# pnpm
$: pnpm install stencil-wormhole

Create Universe

import { h, State, Component } from '@stencil/core'
import { Universe } from 'stencil-wormhole'

    tag: 'my-parent'
export class MyParent {
    // 1. Setup your state.
    @State() state: Record<string, any> = {
        message: 'apples',
        data: { content: 1 },
        // ...

    componentWillLoad() {
        // 2. Create the universe (it has to be called in this lifecycle method).
        Universe.create(this, this.state);

    // 3. Update your state as usual.

    render() {
        return (
          // 4. Create the universe provider.
          <Universe.Provider state={this.state}>
            <my-child />

Open Wormhole

import { h, Prop, Component } from '@stencil/core'
import { openWormhole } from 'stencil-wormhole'

    tag: 'my-child'
export class MyChild {
    // 1. Setup all props that are being injected.
    @Prop() message!: string;
    @Prop() data!: object;

    render() {
        return (

// 2. Open the wormhole and pass in the props to be injected.
openWormhole(MyChild, ['message', 'data']);

If you want stricter typing on the openWormhole function then simply create a higher-order function.

import { openWormhole, WormholeConsumerConstructor } from 'stencil-wormhole'

interface SpecialProps {
    apples: string

export const openSpecialWormhole = (
    Component: WormholeConsumerConstructor, 
    props: (keyof SpecialProps)[]
) => openWormhole(Component, props);


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