Spyfu vue utils

Utility functions for Vue components

Version: 0.8.0 Updated: 11/07/2019

By: spyfu License: MIT

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Install

npm i spyfu-vue-utils
yarn add spyfu-vue-utils

Repository: https://github.com/spyfu/spyfu-vue-utils

CDNs

bundle.run: https://bundle.run/spyfu-vue-utils

jsDelivr: https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/spyfu-vue-utils

unpkg: https://unpkg.com/spyfu-vue-utils

spyfu-vue-utils

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Utility functions for Vue components.

Installation

The recommended way to install these utility functions is through a Yarn or NPM.

$ yarn add spyfu-vue-utils

# or

$ npm install spyfu-vue-utils

Plugin API

In addition to importing these utilities directly, they can made available to all Vue instances by installing them as a plugin.

import Vue from 'vue';
import { SpyfuVueUtils } from 'spyfu-vue-utils';

Vue.use(SpyfuVueUtils);

This attaches the utilities to the Vue prototype as $bindExternalEvent, $interval, and $timeout. The API for these functions remains the same, with the exception of not having to provide a this context as the first argument. As an example, here is bindExternalEvent being used to listen for a body click event.

new Vue({
    created() {
        this.$bindExternalEvent(document.body, 'click', this.onBodyClick);
    },
    methods: {
        onBodyClick(e) {
            // ...
        },
    },
});

bindExternalEvent

Binds a listener to something outside the scope of a component. This listener will be cleaned up when the component is destroyed. In this example, we'll bind a listener to the window scroll event. To manually stop listening for an event, call the returned unbind function.

import { bindExternalEvent } from 'spyfu-vue-utils';

new Vue({
    created() {
        bindExternalEvent(this, window, 'scroll', this.onScroll);
    },
    methods: {
        onScroll(e) {
            // ...
        },
    },
});

componentEase

This utility fires a function along an easing curve. It is useful when transitioning state.

import { componentEase } from 'spyfu-vue-utils';

new Vue({
    created() {
        const duration = 1000;
        const easeInOutQuart = [0.77, 0, 0.175, 1]; // optional, this is the default
        const steps = 0; // optional, calculates to 60fps if zero

        // queue timeouts
        const timeouts = componentEase(this, this.fire, duration, easeInOutQuart, steps);

        // cancel execution
        timeouts.cancel();
    },
    methods: {
        fire(value) {
            // ...
        },
    },
});

componentInterval

Executes a function at a given interval. The interval will be terminated when the component is destroyed, or when the returned cancel function is called.

import { componentInterval } from 'spyfu-vue-utils';

new Vue({
    created() {
        const interval = componentInterval(this, this.tick, 100);

        // our tick function will be called every 100ms, until the component is destroyed.
        // for demo purposes though, we'll manually stop ticking after 5 seconds.
        componentTimeout(this, interval.cancel, 5000);
    },
    methods: {
        tick() {
            // ...
        },
    },
});

componentTimeout

Executes a function after a specified amount of time. The queued function will not be executed if the component is destroyed before before the given timeout, or when the returned cancel function is called.

import { componentTimeout } from 'spyfu-vue-utils';

new Vue({
    created() {
        const timeout = componentTimeout(this, this.fire, 5000);

        // our fire function will be called after 5 seconds, so long as the component instance
        // is still alive. for demo purposes though, we'll cancel the timeout after 2 seconds.
        componentTimeout(this, timeout.cancel, 2000);
    },
    methods: {
        fire() {
            // ...
        },
    },
});

functionalComponent

Wraps a plain render function as a functional component object. This can be useful when storing multiple components in a single file.

Note: Because this utility exists for use with functional components, it is not exposed via the plugin API.

import { functionalComponent } from 'spyfu-vue-utils';

const component = functionalComponent(() => <div>Hello from a functional component!</div>);

new Vue(component);

License

MIT

Copyright (c) 2019-present, SpyFu

Categories: Vue js
Tags: spyfuvue