aurelia-redux-connect

An Aurelia Redux Formal Integration.

aurelia-redux-connect

Using this package

Create the store and register it in aurelia's DI

First, you need to setup your store. You should do this in your main.js before aurelia starts up:

import {Store} from 'aurelia-redux-connect';

export async function configure(aurelia) {
   // ... 
   
   Store.createAndRegister(...); //Just pass arguments as you would to redux.createStore()
   
   // afterwards...
   
   await aurelia.start();
}

Using the store in a view model

import {inject} from 'aurelia-framework';
import {Store} from 'aurelia-redux-connect';

@inject(Store)
export class SomeViewModel {
    constructor(store) {
        this.store = store;
    }
    
    useStoreValue() {
        const storeValue = this.store.getState().parent.value;
        
        // do something with storeValue...
    }
}

Using the connected decorator

aurelia-redux-connect provides a very useful @connected decorator that can be used in a view model:

import {connected} from 'aurelia-redux-connect';

export class SomeViewModel {
    @connected('parent.value')
    storeValue;
    
    useStoreValue() {       
        // do something with storeValue...
    }
}

Note: You can also use @connected in a regular class (that is not a view model). However, keep in mind, you must call .bind() manually for the properties to connect to store and .unbind() manually for the the properties to disconnect from the store. On viewmodels, the aurelia framework will execute the .bind() and unbind() methods automatically (which @connected uses to connect and disconnect itself).

Using the actionCreator decorator

aurelia-redux-connect also exposes an @actionCreator decorator:

import {actionCreator} from 'aurelia-redux-connect';

@actionCreator()
@inject(Dep1, Dep2)
export class UpdateStoreDataActionCreator {
   constructor(dep1, dep2) {
       this.dep1 = dep1;
       this.dep2 = dep2;
   }
   
   //All action creators must define a create method
   //Calling actionCreator.dispatch() will delegate the action creation to actionCreator.create()
   create(arg1, arg2) {
       return (dispatch, getState) => {
           this.dep1.doSomething(arg1);
       }
   }
}

Then, later in some other class (perhaps a viewmodel):

import {inject} from 'aurelia-framework';
import {UpdateStoreDataActionCreator} from './path/to/update-store-data-action-creator';

@inject(UpdateStoreDataActionCreator)
export class SomeViewModel {
    constructor(udpateStoreData) {
        this.udpateStoreData = udpateStoreData;
    }
    
    updateStoreData(newData) {
        this.udpateStoreData.dispatch(newData);
    }
}

Putting it all together

A very common way of using aurelia-redux-connect is via getters/setters like so:

import {inject} from 'aurelia-framework';
import {connected} from 'aurelia-redux-connect';
import {UpdateStoreValueActionCreator} from './path/to/update-store-data-action-creator';

@inject(UpdateStoreValueActionCreator)
export class SomeViewModel {
    @connected('parent.value')
    get storeValue() {
        // No need to define this. @connected will set the getter to obtain storeValue from the store.
    }
    set storeValue(newValue) {
        this.udpateStoreValue.dispatch(newValue);
    }
    
    constructor(udpateStoreValue) {
        this.udpateStoreValue = udpateStoreValue;
    }
}

And in the view:

<input type="text" value.bind="storeValue & debounce" />

This will ensure that newValues are dispatched to the store and the store values are bound into the input.

Using restrictReducerToNamespace

restrictReducerToNamespace is a utility not really related to Aurelia. It will allow you to restrict a reducer to only execute if the action.type begins with that namespace value (to prevent sections of the reducer tree from executing when they don't have to).

Here is the definition of restrictReducerToNamespace:

export function restrictReducerToNamespace(reducer, namespace) {
    return function (state, action) {
        // If state is already defined and action.type does not begin with the namespace value, just return the state value.
        if (state !== undefined && action.type.indexOf(namespace) !== 0) {
            return state;
        }

        // Otherwise, if the state is not yet defined (i.e. initial call to the store)
        // or
        // if the action.type does begin with namespace
        // then
        // execute the reducer
        return reducer(state, action);
    }
}

pretty self explanantory.

Transpiling

To transpile to dist:

npm start -- transpile

HomePage

https://github.com/istrau2/aurelia-redux-connect#readme

Repository

git+ssh://git@github.com/istrau2/aurelia-redux-connect.git