Automatically bind methods to their class instance


Keywords
auto, bind, class, methods, method, automatically, prototype, instance, function, this, self, react, component
License
MIT
Install
npm install auto-bind@2.1.1

Documentation

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Automatically bind methods to their class instance

It also correctly binds inherited properties.

Install

$ npm install auto-bind

Usage

const autoBind = require('auto-bind');

class Unicorn {
	constructor(name) {
		this.name = name;
		autoBind(this);
	}

	message() {
		return `${this.name} is awesome!`;
	}
}

const unicorn = new Unicorn('Rainbow');

// Grab the method off the class instance
const message = unicorn.message;

// Still bound to the class instance
message();
//=> 'Rainbow is awesome!'

// Without `autoBind(this)`, the above would have resulted in
message();
//=> Error: Cannot read property 'name' of undefined

API

autoBind(self, [options])

Bind methods in self to their class instance. Returns the self object.

self

Type: Object

Object with methods to bind.

options

Type: Object

include

Type: Array<string|RegExp>

Bind only the given methods.

exclude

Type: Array<string|RegExp>

Bind methods except for the given methods.

autoBind.react(self, [options])

Same as autoBind, but excludes the default React component methods.

class Foo extends React.Component {
	constructor(props) {
		super(props);
		autoBind.react(this);
	}

	//
}

Related

  • bind-methods - Bind all methods in an object to itself or a specified context

License

MIT © Sindre Sorhus