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    stimulus-data-bindings

    1.3.0 • Public • Published

    Stimulus Data Bindings

    Stimulus controller to provide one-way data bindings from form input. Automatically sets bindings on connection to the DOM, and can perform updates on any event via a data-action attribute.

    Installation

    $ yarn add stimulus-data-bindings

    Usage

    Register the controller with Stimulus:

    // application.js
    import { Application } from "stimulus";
    import { DataBindingController } from "stimulus-data-bindings";
    
    const application = Application.start();
    application.register("data-binding", DataBindingController);

    Initialize the controller on a container element, then add bindings:

    <div data-controller="data-binding">
      <form>
        <input
          type="text"
          data-action="change->data-binding#update"
          data-binding-target="output"
          data-binding-property="textContent"
          data-binding-value="$source.value"
          data-binding-debug="true"
        />
      </form>
      <div class="output">
        <div data-binding-ref="output" />
      </div>
    </div>

    All input elements to be bound require at least a data-action calling the update method, a data-binding-target specifying the target element, and either a data-binding-property to set a property on the target, or a data-binding-attribute to set an attribute.

    Optionally data-binding-condition can be passed, to only set the property/attribute if the condition evaluates to true. Also data-binding-value can be passed, to set the value of the target property/attribute.

    multiple properties and attributes can be used separated by a space, as well as multiple targets.

    Most data attributes (property, attribute, value, and condition) can be set on the target. When set on both the target and the source, target will override the source.

    Options

    data-binding-debug

    e.g: data-binding-debug="true"

    Set this to true to have helpful debug information logged to the console. We strongly recommend having this switched on when setting up your bindings, then set to false or remove when you're happy its working.

    data-binding-target

    e.g: data-binding-target="my-target"

    The target element(s) to alter. any element that has a data-binding-ref of this value will match. Multiple elements can match.

    data-binding-property

    e.g: data-binding-property="textContent"

    The property(s) of the target element to set.

    data-binding-attribute

    e.g: data-binding-attribute="disabled hidden"

    The attribute(s) of the target element to set.

    data-binding-class

    e.g: data-binding-class="text-red-500 line-through"

    The classes to be added/removed from the target element.

    data-binding-value

    e.g: data-binding-value="$source.value"

    The value to set the target attribute/property to. Note that this field evaluates an expression, this expression has access to $source which is the element this is defined on.

    If you would like to pass in a string, you would have to do this: data-binding-value="'my string'".

    If this value is not set, the attribute will be set/removed without a value.

    data-binding-condition

    e.g: data-binding-condition="$source.value === 'hello world'"

    The condition to check whether or not to set the target attribute/property/class. This evaluates an expression which has access to the value of the source element as $source and the target element as $target.

    data-binding-initial (Defaults to true)

    e.g: data-binding-initial="true" e.g: data-binding-initial="false"

    If this is true data-binding#update will be called on load to set an initial value. Set to false to prevent this behaviour.

    data-binding-event

    e.g: data-binding-event="change input"

    You can set one or more events to be triggered when the data-binding-property is changed. This is sometimes required because programmatically assigned values do not trigger events on an element, whereas physically updating the value in the UI does.

    • Note events will not be triggered on changes to data-binding-attribute. Only property changes will trigger an event.

    Examples

    Mirror and alter the contents of an input field

    <input
      type="text"
      data-action="change->data-binding#update"
      data-binding-target="foo"
      data-binding-property="textContent"
      data-binding-value="`edited-${$source.value}`"
    />
    
    <div data-binding-ref="foo"><!-- this will be edited-xxx --></div>

    Set a data attribute of an element if a number box has a value greater than 5

    <input
      type="number"
      data-action="change->data-binding#update"
      data-binding-target="foo"
      data-binding-condition="$source.value > 5"
      data-binding-attribute="data-large"
    />
    
    <!-- this will have data-large set only if the input has a number greater than 5 in it -->
    <div data-binding-ref="foo"></div>

    Toggle a class on a div based on if a checkbox is checked

    <input
      type="checkbox"
      data-action="change->data-binding#update"
      data-binding-target="foo"
      data-binding-condition="$source.checked"
      data-binding-class="badger bodger"
    />
    
    <!-- this will have the classes "badger" and "bodger" when the checkbox is checked, and not if it is unchecked.  -->
    <div data-binding-ref="foo"></div>

    Disable and hide a field if a checkbox is not checked

    <input
      type="checkbox"
      data-action="change->data-binding#update"
      data-binding-target="foo"
      data-binding-condition="!$source.checked"
      data-binding-attribute="disabled hidden"
    />
    
    <!-- this will be visable and enabled only if the checkbox is ticked -->
    <div data-binding-ref="foo"></div>

    Hide one field, and disable another, based on whether a checkbox is checked

    <input
      type="checkbox"
      data-action="change->data-binding#update"
      data-binding-target="foo"
    />
    
    <div
      data-binding-ref="foo"
      data-binding-condition="!$source.checked"
      data-binding-attribute="disabled"
    >I will be disabled when checked</div>
    <div
      data-binding-ref="foo"
      data-binding-condition="$source.checked"
      data-binding-attribute="hidden"
    >I will be hidden when unchecked</div>

    Only show a single field from a list based on the value of a select

    <select
      data-action="change->data-binding#update"
      data-binding-condition="$source.value !== $target.dataset.id"
      data-binding-target="bar"
      data-binding-attribute="hidden"
    >
      <option value="1" selected>ID: 1</option>
      <option value="2">ID: 2</option>
    </select>
    
    <div>
      <div data-binding-ref="bar" data-id="1"><!-- currently shown --></div>
      <div data-binding-ref="bar" data-id="2"><!-- currently hidden --></div>
    </div>

    Show/Hide elements based on a radio input

    <label>B</label>
    <input 
      type="radio" value="A" checked
      data-action="change->data-binding#update" 
      data-binding-target="radio" 
      data-binding-attribute="hidden"
      data-binding-initial="false" />
    
    <label>A</label>
    <input 
      type="radio" value="B" 
      data-action="change->data-binding#update" 
      data-binding-target="radio" 
      data-binding-attribute="hidden"
      data-binding-initial="false" />
    
    <div data-binding-ref="radio" data-binding-condition="$source.value !== 'A'">Showing A</div>
    <div data-binding-ref="radio" data-binding-condition="$source.value !== 'B'" hidden>Showing B</div>

    Set the value of an input when a button is clicked

    <button
      data-action="click->data-binding#update"
      data-binding-target="amount"
      data-binding-property="value"
      data-binding-initial="false"
      data-binding-value="$source.dataset.fullAmount"
      data-full-amount="12.99"
    >Full amount</button>
    
    <input type="number" data-binding-ref="amount" />

    Trigger an event when a property is set

    <button
      data-action="click->data-binding#update"
      data-binding-target="amount"
      data-binding-property="value"
      data-binding-initial="false"
      data-binding-value="$source.dataset.fullAmount"
      data-full-amount="12.99"
      data-binding-event="change input"
    >Full amount</button>
    
    <input type="number" data-binding-ref="amount" />

    Contributing

    Fork the project.

    Install dependencies

    $ yarn install

    Start the test watcher

    $ yarn test:watch

    Running one-off test runs can be done with:

    $ yarn test

    Write some tests, and add your feature. Send a PR.

    Install

    npm i stimulus-data-bindings

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    Version

    1.3.0

    License

    MIT

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