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Backbone.ReactBridge

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A toolkit for transforming Backbone views to React components and vice versa. 🚀

Installation

$ npm install --save-dev backbone.react-bridge

Usage

React Component ➡️ Backbone View

This function allows you to get a Backbone.View from a React component. It accepts as input a React Component instance or class along with some extra options.

Full blown example with available options:

const fooView = ReactBridge.viewFromComponent(FooComponent, {

    // Provide a model for the Backbone.View

    model: fooModel,

    // Provide a collection for the Backbone.View

    collection: fooCollection,

    // By default the view gets re-rendered
    // on model "change" and collection "add remove reset" events
    // But you can override this using the `observe` property

    observe: {
      model: 'change',
      collection: 'reset add remove'
    },

    // Define custom properties which will be passed to the React Component.
    // In case that the properties overlap with the model attributes,
    // the values of the model will be ovewritten.

    props: {
      title: 'Foo Title',
      subtitle: 'Foo Subtitle'
    },

    // Customize the form of the properties which will be passed to the
    // React Component. In case that 'getProps' is undefined, a composition
    // of the model's attributes, the collection's values and the custom
    // properties will be returned to the React Component

    getProps() {
      return {
        titles: this.collection.map((m) => {title: m.get('title').toUpperCase()})
      }
    }

});

fooView.render();

// Or if using Marionette.js

region.show(fooView);

None of the options described above are required in order to use the viewFromComponent function.

Backbone View ➡️ React Component

This function allows you to get a React component from a Backbone view. It accepts either a Backbone.View instance or class along with some extra options.

Full blown example with available options:

const Bar = ReactBridge.componentFromView(BarView, {

    // Override the default tagName of the element which will wrap
    // the React Component. If not provided, the default tagName
    // according to Backbone will be used

    tagName: 'ul',

    // Add a custom class on the element which will wrap the React Component

    className: 'barClass',

    // Using Redux? We got you covered!
    // You can define actions that will be dispatched when
    // specific events are triggered from the Backbone View.
    // This feature requires a reference of the store's dispatch function

    eventsToActions : {
      // Dispatch a "BAR_SUBMIT" action when a "submit" event is triggered by the view
      'submit': () => ({type: 'BAR_SUBMIT'})
    }

    // A reference to the Redux store's dispatch function. This function is
    // used to dispatch the actions registered via the eventToActions option

    dispatch: store.dispatch

});

ReactDOM.render(<Bar />, document.querySelector('#bar'));

None of the options described above are required in order to use the componentFromView function.

Examples

$ npm install
$ npm start

Enjoy! 😊

Build

$ npm run build

Test & Coverage

$ npm run coverage