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Redux Listen

Use the listener pattern with Redux middleware.

Middleware

To add the middleware to your store:

const createReduxListen = require('redux-listen')
const listenStore = createReduxListen()
const store = createStore(reducer, applyMiddleware(listenStore.middleware))

addListener

To add a listener:

listenStore.addListener(SET_VAR, ({ action, getState, dispatch }) => {
  // ...
})

Now, whenever the action with the type SET_VAR dispatches, the middleware will call the function.

listenStore.addListener(/^FAIL_.*$/, ({ action, getState, dispatch }) => {
  // ...
})

You can also listen for actions where the action type matches a RegExp.

listenStore.addListener('*', ({ action, getState, dispatch }) => {
  // ...
})

A * listener will trigger on every action.

You may set multiple listeners to the same action. We will check and call listeners in the order received.

Don't be afraid to call getState often, it's basically free.

addListener will return fn -- the second argument -- back, so you can export the returned value for unit testing.

addListeners

To add many listeners:

// Or add many listeners
listenStore.addListeners({
  [SET_VAR]({ action, getState, dispatch }) {
    // ...
  },
  [SET_OTHER_VAR]({ action, getState, dispatch }) {
    // ...
  },
})

The advantage of adding using the "many" syntax is you get named functions for free. Also in this case, whenever the action with the type SET_VAR dispatches, the middleware will call the function.

listenStore.addListeners({
  [FETCH_USERS]({ dispatch }, done) {
    fetchUser({ id: '1' }).then(() => {
      dispatch({ type: FETCH_USERS_SUCCESS })
      dispatch({ type: FETCH_NOTICES })
      done()
    })
  },

  [FETCH_NOTICES]({ getState, dispatch }, done) {
    fetchNotices({ userToken: getState().userToken }).then(() => {
      dispatch({ type: FETCH_NOTICES_SUCCESS })
      done()
    })
  },
})

To chain network requests: dispatch an action when the first call is done, then listen for what you've dispatched. You can also condition your chaining based on action or state properties.

addListeners will return what you give back, so you can export the returned value for unit testing.

removeListeners

There's four ways to use removeListeners.

listenStore.removeListeners()

With no arguments, the middleware removes all listeners.

listenStore.removeListeners({ type: 'SET_VAR' })

With type, the middleware removes all listeners with the matching type.

listenStore.removeListeners({ fn: listenerFn })

With fn, the middleware removes all listeners with the same callback function.

listenStore.removeListeners({ type: 'SET_VAR', fn: listenerFn })

You can also use both type and fn to remove listeners that match BOTH -- but not only type or only fn.

REDUX_LISTEN_RESOLVE

Got some async going on, and need to know when you're done "asyncing"?

listenStore.addListener('SET_VAR', ({ action, getState, dispatch }, done) => {
  myPromise.then(() => {
    done()
  })
})

listenStore.addListener('REDUX_LISTEN_RESOLVE', () => {
  alert('We are done asyncing! Page ready!')
})

dispatch({ type: 'SET_VAR' })

There's a second real argument to the callback of addListener: done. If you ask for done, that means you have something async going on in that listener. Call done when that callback is totally finished. After you've called every done, we dispatch { type: 'REDUX_LISTEN_RESOLVE' }.

Don't call for done on a listener to REDUX_LISTEN_RESOLVE. If you do, it will never trigger.

isPending

listenStore.isPending()

You'll get a true if you still have something asyncing, and false if the middleware isn't waiting on anything.

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Copyright 2018 Kevin Heis and [contributors](https://github.com/heiskr/redux-listen/graphs/contributors)

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